Free Shipping Over $98

Some Exclusions Apply, View Offer Details for More Information.

Discount codes must be entered at checkout and cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with other offers. Limit one discount code per order. All promotions are applied to the retail order subtotal, before shipping, taxes, and duties. Orders sent by email, phone, or fax are not eligible for promotions. Free shipping promotions, when offered, are only applicable for retail orders on ground shipping within the contiguous USA and do not include expedited shipping, wholesale orders, international orders, or oversized items. We reserve the right to cancel any order due to unauthorized, altered, or ineligible use of discount. Promotions end at 11:59 PM on the last day listed unless otherwise specified. For more information regarding the current promotion, please contact us by phone at 619.640.6649 or via email at customercare@greenboxart.com.

Close offer details button Close Offer Details

Visionary Art

What is Visionary Art? It's art by someone who is self-taught, with no formal art training. Unlike Folk Art, which is based on a tradition that's passed down through a specific group, Visionary Art springs from one individual's solitary mind.

Perhaps you never knew that. And perhaps, like us, you never knew there was an entire museum devoted to Visionary Art.

Now that we know, we can't wait to get there.

The American Visionary Art Museum, or AVAM, is located in Baltimore, Maryland. It's filled with items that are every bit as fascinating--and quirky--as pieces in folk art galleries. Like a ship made from over 100,000 toothpicks. Or a castle scene sewn from 1,200 stitches of sock thread per square inch and measuring less than 3 x 3 inches overall. (Both are pictured in this post.)

AVAM's current exhibition runs through September 2. It's called ALL THINGS ROUND: Galaxies, Eyeballs & Karma and it features the works of more than 70 artists, all around the theme of, well, the circle of life. It's work you probably won't see anywhere else, and definitely not all together.

While you're there, stop by the museum's fabulous store, Sideshow. Speaking of quirky, you'll find it there, including some pretty show-stopping jewelry.

Here's to Vision!

Leave a Reply