Museum of arts and design

Brilliant moments of creative inspiration happen when you least expect them. When I was in between appointments in NYC and I decided to use the 30 minutes of time to check out
The Museum of Arts and Design located in Columbus Circle.

Open Studios program

On the 6th floor, of the museum, there is an Open Studios program.
Every day artists actively work on a project in materials such as ceramics,
fiber, mixed media, glass, metals and much more.

Chris Vivas was there working in ceramics. It was fascinating to be able to speak with him directly about his vision and philosophy as he was creating.


Using everyday coffee cups as molds, he covered them in plaster to express
the dichotomy between fragility and strength.

The supplies

Artist's work

Seeing his work inspired me to take more chances with my own painting.


I highly recommend visiting The Modern Museum of Arts
and experiencing the Open Studios in addition to the current exhibits.
If you go..say Hi to Chris for me!

Mission Statement from
The Modern Musuem of Arts and Crafts

The Museum of Arts and Design collects, displays, and interprets objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art, and design. In its exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum celebrates the creative process through which materials are crafted into works that enhance contemporary life

2 COLUMBUS CIRCLE    NEW YORK, NY    10019    212.299.7777

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