Museum Monday: “Out of This World”

December 6th, 2010 by Alex Fili


With the holiday season around us, there is sure to be a bit more baking going around town. You put so much work into those baked goods, sometimes it feels like you’re making your great and artful masterpiece, don’t you?  While he didn’t bake his art, 20th century artist and baker Eugene Von Bruenchenhein would likely agree.

Baker by trade and self-taught Wisconsin artist, Bruenchenhein made his first paintings on box panels he brought home from the bakery. While not particularly successful during his lifetime, he still produced thousands of paintings, sculptures and photographs. Now, 27 years after his death, the American Visionary Art Museum, along with two other museums, is celebrating the centenary of his Bruenchenhein’s birth by having a solo exhibit of his works.

Using items like combs, quills, and bakery tools to create his artwork on a variety of mediums, Bruenchenhein has become a unique and important visionary artist. He even finger-painted!

Don’t wait too long to catch this “Out of This World” opportunity; the exhibit runs until March 2, 2011.

American Visionary Art Museum is located at:
800 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230

Hours:
Tuesday through Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM

Admission:
Ranges from $10 – $16 (Children 6 and under are free)

For more information, visit:
http://avam.org/exhibitions/out-of-this-world.shtml




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