The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is a congressionally designated national museum and education center for creative, intuitive and self-tutored artistry in all its manifestations. AVAM is dedicated to the exhibition, study, collection, preservation, and promotion of visionary art and to increasing the public's awareness, knowledge, and understanding of this manner of artistic expression and creative, compassionate thinking. Opening its doors in 1995, AVAM has remained debt-free and now welcomes over 120,000 visitors each year. Our museum is located on a 1.1-acre wonderland campus at 800 Key Highway, Baltimore Inner Harbor. Three renovated, historic, industrial buildings house wonders created by farmers, housewives, mechanics, retired folk, the disabled, the homeless, as well as the occasional neurosurgeon—all inspired by the fire within.