The Museum of the Creative Process

Dr. Albert Levis leading guests on a tour of the Museum collection. 

The Sphinx opposite the Wilburton Mansion. 

The Bride and Groom, overlooking the hill towards the Battenkill Valley.  

The Museum of the Creative Process is a center of creative discovery and analytical research. Located on the estate of the Wilburton Inn, the Museum brings together modern and traditional understanding of creativity. More than an art center, the Museum is dedicated to understanding the psychological properties of creativity, bridging art and science to gain insight into human relations, interpersonal and interpsychic conflict. Founded and directed by Albert Levis, M.D., the Museum welcomes artists, scholars, scientists, and poets.

Both a research center and a learning forum, the Museum has welcomed workshops and retreats from colleges and universities including Bennington, Skidmore, Harvard, and St. Michael. Private tours are welcome as are casual visits. For additional information, to find out about our research, or to schedule reservations, please visit MuseumoftheCreativeProcess.com.    

COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND Opening of
New Sculpture Park in Manchester Village!

On Columbus Day Weekend, celebrate the opening of the Moral Science Project, Gallery and Sculpture Park, a new center for creativity and wellness in Manchester Village. Tours meet rain or shine at the Moral Science Project, 3814 Main Street, across from the Taconic Hotel:
3:00pm on Saturday, Oct. 7
3:00pm on Sunday, Oct. 8
10:00am on Monday, Oct. 9.

In addition, tours of the Museum's collection at the Wilburton Campus, will be held at 10:00am on Saturday Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8.A wine and cheese reception will be held at the Moral Science Project at the conclusion of each tour. 

RSVP 917-680-6739

Museum Curator, Dr. Albert Levis, a Yale trained psychiatrist with over 40 years of clinical experience, brings conceptual rigor to creativity, exploring how art makes us feel, and how we change through the process of being creative. The Museum exhibits illustrate how art reflects the unconscious' universal need for conflict resolution. Whereas Freud believed the unconscious was driven by needs for sexuality and power, Levis asserts that the mind is oriented towards resolving conflict, transforming energy from conflict to resolution. According to Levis, we can learn about how we each uniquely resolve conflict by being creative. 

While the exhibits at the Wilburton Campus explore how this pattern has evolved cross-culturally in the cultures of ancient Mexico, Greece, Asia, and Judea, the Moral Science Project exhibits highlight the personal relevance of this pattern. These exhibits include the Henry Gorski Retrospective, a collection of 100 canvases by the renowned abstract expressionist, and the outdoor sculpture park. Levis created the 4-acre park to bring art to the village. The park's 6 installations explore Levis' own journey, from childhood stress as a holocaust survivor, to teenage response, adult anxiety and defense, to a late in life acceptance of reversal and compromise. 

Visitors are encouraged to complete a free Creativity for Self Discovery online program to create their own art and discover their own conflict resolution pattern. 

For more information see www.museumofthecreativeprocess or call 917-680-6739.

Healing Ourselves and Healing Our World Retreat Weekend

Friday, November 8 - Sunday, November 10, 2017.
Click here for more information.

 

SUMMER 2017 Schedule

Sculpture tourS and discussion with Dr. Albert Levis

Join Museum Curator, Dr. Albert Levis for a fascinating talk about the integration of the arts and sciences. Explore a guided tour through one of the four exhibits of the Museum of the Creative Process and learn how creativity is the universal language of conflict resolution.
Wednesday evenings, June 14 - August 30, 2017 5:30 - 7:00pm
Saturday mornings, June 17 -  September 2, 2017 10:00 - 11:30am

Wilburton Inn, 257 Wilburton Drive, Manchester Village, VT.
Free. Reservations required. 802-379-6350

Power Management Emotional Education Workshop

Dr. Albert and Dr. Max Levis invite you to a hands-on workshop that offers personal insights and global wisdom. Each week includes an hour long presentation that explores psychology, sociology, mythology, politics, creativity and conflict resolution, and an hour of group therapy and sharing. Participants will have the opportunity to take two art-based psychological tests each week and gain insight into how to improve their personal patterns for enhanced effectiveness in work, family, and interpersonal relationships.
Thursday evenings, July 13 - August 17, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Workshops meet at The Moral Science Project, 3814 Main Street, Manchester Village
$150 for 6 week session. Space is limited. Reservations required. 802-379-6350

Healing the Person, Healing the World Retreat

In honor of Dr. Albert Levis' 80th birthday, his children, Dr. Max Levis and Melissa Levis and the Museum of the Creative Process invite you to a weekend retreat of intellectual growth, self discovery, artistic creation and exploration, farm-to-table food, healing yoga, and a once in a lifetime celebration. Click here for more information.
Friday, August 25 - 27, Sunday, July 16, 2017

 

Press

Readers Digest says the Museum of the Creative Process is the #1 Free Thing to Do in the State of Vermont!
Boston.com says Museum of the Creative Process is in top 10 museums in Vermont.
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