Aptly named Ocean City is, in fact, a city by the ocean, though that is to understate the summer popularity of this beach retreat, which also happens to be boardwalk, bikini-clad crowd and lively bar endowed.
Even though it might be the unique exhibits that lure visitors to the American Visionary Art Museum (you'll know it by the Giant Whirligig), the building in which this fine arts facility is housed also merits attention, an intriguing architectural construction that is a fit shell for the art showcased inside. The focus here is work by self-taught artists in a variety of mediums arranged around a central theme and changed regularly. Enjoy a meditative moment in the Wildflower Garden, stroll through the Sculpture Plaza and take in larger art pieces and lectures in the Tall Sculpture Barn as you seek out AVAM highlights.
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