Whenever your in BALTIMORE....

Wayne Coyne, Detail: King's Mouth 2015, Mixed media installation, Courtesy of the artist, Photo by Dan Meyers.

Wayne Coyne, Detail: King's Mouth

2015, Mixed media installation, Courtesy of the artist, Photo by Dan Meyers.

AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM // BALTIMORE, MD

Baltimore boasts the American Visionary Art Museum: filled with non-professional art that will make your heart spin. No one featured in this museum ever went to art school.

Go for the gift shop alone: and prepare to get geeky over trashy art-ifacts. We paid way too much for the classic chattering teeth toy.

This season's exhibit (Winter 2016) features the King's Mouth, made by Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips: a 10 foot enterable head that engulfs you in an auditory enhanced LED light show.

The AVAM is also pretty awesome for their goals: 

  1. Expand the definition of a worthwhile life.

  2. Engender respect for and delight in the gifts of others.

  3. Increase awareness of the wide variety of choices available in life for all ... particularly students

  4. Encourage each individual to build upon his or her own special knowledge and inner strengths

  5. Promote the use of innate intelligence, intuition, self-exploration, and creative self-reliance.

  6. Confirm the great hunger for finding out just what each of us can do best, in our own voice, at any age.

  7. Empower the individual to choose to do that something really, really well.

Truly a unique treasure, please support the museum if you can and check it out next time you are in Baltimore. Kinetic fans will also not be disappointed. 

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