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Year after year the Academy Art Museum has chosen outstanding performing and visual arts venues for the enjoyment of its patrons. This year is no different. Forget the price of gas, the hassle of crossing the Bay Bridge, or the cost of parking. Join us and you will be delivered relaxed to the front door of a world-class performance or exhibition.
AMERICAN VISIONARY MUSEUM - Baltimore
The Big Hope Show
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Fee: $65 Members, $95 Non-members VTRI180-05
Fee includes transportation, admission and tour
The Big Hope Show opens on the eve of the American Visionary Art Museum's 20th anniversary celebration and is an original and unabashedly idealistic, art exhibition that champions the radiant and transformative power of hope. Over twenty-five visionary artists, among them many "super survivors" of enormous personal traumas, exhibit soulful creations reflecting their personal transcendence, and, often, a heightened or newfound creativity and sense of humor.
Curated by museum founder and director Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, The Big Hope Show aims to inspire a clearer, more hopeful, communal roadmap forward by shining a big exhibition spotlight on just what ignites and sustains human hope, while, at the same time, artfully identifying and combating those ancient forces hell-bent on hope's destruction: cynicism, fear and despair. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed, "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." This timely exhibition serves up a tasty buffet of examples for positive change, fueled by that ultimate superfood—hope