Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wonderful stories told at American Visionary Art Museum

The AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM was one of the highlights of our recent trip to BALTIMORE.
I could have spent days roaming this testament to the works of untrained artists, the "outsider" art that nonetheless invites the viewer into the soul of the creator.
The museum's current, fascinating exhibit, "The Art of Storytelling," ranges from Esther Krinitz's 36 embroidery pieces which detail her experiences hiding from the Nazis as a Polish Jew in the 1940s to Vanessa German's found sculpture assemblages used to retail Black history.
All of the pieces were compelling, offering rare insights into people.
"God made man because He loves stories," was a quote by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810) emblazoned on one of the walls.
I thought that God must love the varied stories told through the marvelous works at the Visionary Art Museum.
It's a must-see if you visit Baltimore.