On Art

On Art offers a series of dynamic and engaging walks from museums and local galleries to artists’ studios throughout New York City. Led by exhibiting artist, Viviane Silvera, On Art gives you an insider’s look into New York’s art world, exploring emerging and established trends in their historical context. You will look into art as an investment, the world of art stars and the dealers maneuvering behind the scenes.

Guided by an artist’s perspective, you will develop a nuanced understanding of contemporary art and experience New York’s thriving art scene and emerging trends that will refine and enrich your own visual experience. Each neighborhood within this layered city has its own rhythm, rules and style. On Art relates the seemingly endless variety of art today within these varied enclaves to our cultural history and development.

Previous walks have included tours of the up-and-coming studios and galleries in Harlem and Williamsburg as well as established venues in Chelsea and 57th Street. Private visits have taken groups inside the studios and homes of New York artists. Guests have included today’s most talked-about artists including: Dana Schutz, Julie Heffernan, Will Cotton, Jay Davis, Adam Cvijanovic, Ellen Altfest, Jane Dickson, Leonid Lerman, Ellen Harvey and Tom Burkhardt among many others.