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AVAM mega-themed exhibition | PHOTOS

Rebecca Hoffberger, founder and director of the American Visionary Art Museum, discusses the matchstick sculptural work of artist Gerald Hawkes, on display in "Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!)." AVAM has the largest collection of Hawkes' work, and he was the first person to enter AVAM when its doors opened in 1995.
(Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
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"Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!)" is the 26th mega-themed exhibition created by the American Visionary Art Museum.
(Amy Davis)
AVAM's new mega-themed exhibition opens Oct.9th.
Rebecca Hoffberger, founder and director of the American Visionary Art Museum, discusses the matchstick sculptural work of artist Gerald Hawkes, on display in "Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!)." AVAM has the largest collection of Hawkes' work, and he was the first person to enter AVAM when its doors opened in 1995.
Rebecca Hoffberger, founder and director of the American Visionary Art Museum, discusses the matchstick sculptural work of artist Gerald Hawkes, on display in "Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!)." AVAM has the largest collection of Hawkes' work, and he was the first person to enter AVAM when its doors opened in 1995. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
AVAM's new mega-themed exhibition opens Oct.9th.
"Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!)," the 26th mega-themed exhibition created by the American Visionary Art Museum, explores the dark side that emerges with the absence of compassion as well as the inspiration of kindness and healing acts.
"Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!)," the 26th mega-themed exhibition created by the American Visionary Art Museum, explores the dark side that emerges with the absence of compassion as well as the inspiration of kindness and healing acts. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
AVAM's new mega-themed exhibition opens Oct.9th.
Detail from "A Tribute to Rosalind Franklin and the Mystery of the Origins of the DNA Code," a mixed media work by Peter Eglington, on display in "Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!)."
Detail from "A Tribute to Rosalind Franklin and the Mystery of the Origins of the DNA Code," a mixed media work by Peter Eglington, on display in "Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!)." (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
AVAM's new mega-themed exhibition opens Oct.9th.
Rebecca Hoffberger, the founder and director of the American Visionary Art Museum, who has announced her retirement next year, says that Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!) "...represents my final love song to our beloved AVAM..." The 26th mega-themed exhibition opens on October 9 and runs through Sept. 4, 2022.
Rebecca Hoffberger, the founder and director of the American Visionary Art Museum, who has announced her retirement next year, says that Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!) "...represents my final love song to our beloved AVAM..." The 26th mega-themed exhibition opens on October 9 and runs through Sept. 4, 2022. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
AVAM's new mega-themed exhibition opens Oct.9th.
"We Humans are Messy," a tribute by Master Santos Artist Arthur Lopez to the essentials workers who clean our hospitals and patients' rooms, is on display in the 26th mega-themed exhibition created by the American Visionary Art Museum.
"We Humans are Messy," a tribute by Master Santos Artist Arthur Lopez to the essentials workers who clean our hospitals and patients' rooms, is on display in the 26th mega-themed exhibition created by the American Visionary Art Museum. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
AVAM's new mega-themed exhibition opens Oct.9th.
"Pandemic Time Markers" by Nancy Josephson explores the artist's emotional and spiritual passage through the stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Pandemic Time Markers" by Nancy Josephson explores the artist's emotional and spiritual passage through the stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
AVAM's new mega-themed exhibition opens Oct.9th.
Rebecca Hoffberger, the founder and director of the American Visionary Art Museum, has announced her retirement in March of 2022. "Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!)," the 26th mega-themed exhibition that opens on October 9th is her final major exhibition as curator.
Rebecca Hoffberger, the founder and director of the American Visionary Art Museum, has announced her retirement in March of 2022. "Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!)," the 26th mega-themed exhibition that opens on October 9th is her final major exhibition as curator. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
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