About On Art

On Art takes you behind the heavy glass doors of New York’s art world and into the intimate world of the artist from concept to execution of a masterpiece. Our unique and carefully crafted tours take participants on journeys from local studios to townhouse and white box galleries for an insider’s look into New York’s art world.

Viviane Silvera founded On Art in 2002 to bridge the gap between artist, artwork and art lover by translating, distilling and making accessible art that can otherwise seem out of reach.

On Art visits the studios of Philip Pearlstein, Lina Puerta, Adam Straus and Allan Wexler

On Art visits the studios of Philip Pearlstein, Lina Puerta, Adam Straus and Allan Wexler

Her unique career as filmmaker, artist and educator puts On Art at the forefront of contemporary art appreciation with dynamic tours that provide in depth knowledge of the art world as well as art-making process.

In addition to leading gallery and studio tours, Viviane hosts salons featuring films and filmmakers on art as well as curators and writers.

Viviane’s relationships with other artists gives clients exclusive access to emerging and well-known artist’s studios. Participants explore a range of art from the most talked about to the yet undiscovered.

Gallery and studio tours are newly designed every two weeks. Programming is always fresh, up-to-date.

Park Avenue Sculpture Walk with Sculptor Alexander Arrechea on His Blockbuster Installation

Park Avenue Sculpture Walk with Sculptor Alexander Arrechea on His Blockbuster Installation

Each season we visit the up-and-coming studios and galleries in the Lower East Side and Williamsburg as well as established venues in Chelsea, 57th Street and Madison Avenue. 

Private visits take groups inside the studios and homes of New York most talked-about, as well as on-the-cusp artists.