This is an award-winning volume of apocalyptic and utopian visionary art. This is the largest collection of visionary art ever assembled on the subjects of apocalypse, millennium and utopia, including essays by Stephen Jay Gould and the Dalai Lama. Originally a landmark exhibition at the trailblazing American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, "The End is Near!" presents the biggest collection ever made of visionary art on the subjects of apocalypse, millennium and utopia. Fringe artists and marginalised voices outline their visions of the current age and beyond, with companion essays contributed by an astonishing assortment of cultural luminaries, including Stephen Jay Gould, Reverend Howard Finster, Adam Parfrey and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.