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Visionary Arts

Courtesy Bergdorf Goodman/photo: Dan McMahon

Whether it’s the crowd-pleasing Kinetic Sculpture Race, the paws-a-tively delightful Pet Parade or the outsider-art exhibits curated inside its glittering mosaic tile-covered walls -- The American Visionary Art Museum aims to present art as an immersive experience that challenges visitors to think as well as feel. Founder and director Rebecca Hoffberger discusses the current exhibit, ‘The Secret Life of Earth’ and the upcoming Logan Visionary Conference. She also reflects on what it’s like to be at the helm of a space where--for 25 years--art, science, philosophy and social justice intersect.

For information about the Logan Visionary Conference on March 22, 2020, visit this link.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a Senior Producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'