My boyfriends parents took us on a flash-trip to Inner Harbor this morning so he could share with me one of his favorite places, the American Visionary Art Museum. I was familiar with it in name only, having a giant art-crush on Henry Darger.
And anyplace that claims a giant rotating Divine in its permanent collection is the capitol of my heart.
The current exhibition is "What Makes us Smile," which is quite consistent with what makes me smile: looming Abe Lincoln, bedazzled bears, and Elsa Lanchester's naked rear. My absolute favorite artist whose work was featured was Lisa Snellings - all that exquisite wire-work and warm, burnt bronze.