The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, is monument to outsider art, the creative spirit, and the search for truth. Step inside this glittering temple to intuition and inspiration to experience the museum’s marvelous “shows,” each of which comes from the singular mind of the museum’s founder and envisioner, Rebecca Alban Hoffberger.
The featured songs in this episode are by The Preschoolers from the compilation album Towson-Glen Arm FreakOuts 1992-1999.
The reading of Edward Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies is by KiteTales & Flex
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Thanks to this episode’s sponsor!
This episode is sponsored by The Lyndhurst Group. The Lyndhurst Group is a history, museum, and nonprofit consulting firm providing community-focused engagement strategies for institutional planning, organizational assessments, and interpretive direction.
How to Listen to Museums in Strange Places
Welcome to Museums in Strange Places. I’m your host, Hannah Hethmon, a museum consultant specializing in podcasting for museums, and this is a podcast for people who love museums, stories, culture, and exploring the world.
In this season of the podcast, I’m visiting the museums of Maryland to discover what stories they hold and how they reflect and shape this state’s unique cultural identity.
You can find and follow me/the podcast on Twitter and Instagram @hannah_rfh (I love to hear from listeners FYI).
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- The AVAM Story
- AVAM’s Seven Education Goals
- Rebecca Alban Hoffberger Bio
- A website with more information on Ingo Swann.
- “The good, bad and horrific of parenting on display at Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum” in The Baltimore Sun
- “American Visionary Art Museum holds 20th annual kinetic sculpture race” on Fox45 News
- “Secrets, psychics, Peeps: American Visionary Art Museum exhibit probes the great unknown” in The Baltimore Sun