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“Museum Of The Creative Process -- Amazing Place!”

Museum of Creative Process
Ranked #13 of 25 things to do in Manchester
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Owner description: The Museum of the Creative Process is a center of creative discovery, innovative research, and intellectual retreat. Located in historic Manchester Village on the estate of the Wilburton Inn, the Museum brings together a global array of both modern and traditional creativity. More than just 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 is a haven of artists, scholars, scientists, public intellectuals, and poets.
Vermont
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“Museum Of The Creative Process -- Amazing Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Recently drove down from Montpelier, Vermont to visit friends who drove up from the Berkshires to meet halfway and have lunch at The Equinox. Looked around for something to do after lunch. Our waitress suggested visiting Hildene (Robert Todd Lincoln's estate) or the Museum of the Creative Process (which she didn't know much about, but it sounded interesting to me). Was it ever! In a beautiful, charming spot perhaps a mile from The Equinox, an incredible selection of outsider art pieces, stone paths, monumental art from other collections, and seemingly found objects of great humor and beauty populate a dozen acres of garden and forest. Capping the entirety is a gigantic gazebo delineating Dr. Albert Levis's theories and studies on what is basically the nature of human reality -- with less than half an hour to study the 24 panels I'm left only with a desire to return for more. I've traveled a lot, am an inveterate museum and roadside attraction enthusiast, and like reviewer "Cwinescott" consider myself a connoisseur of such things and generally "hard to please" in viewing -- or reviewing them. I plan to make the two and a half hour drive down there again in the very near future.

Visited July 2012
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Hartford, Connecticut
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“No place like it on the planet. A must see! ( and I'm hard to please)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2011

The Museum of the Creative Process at the Wilburton Inn in Manchester, VT provides a truly unique outing, the experience of which will remain with you and likely change the way you think about world history, religion, artwork, and your day to day behavior. It delves into the workings of the unconscious, using the history of religion to illustrate the common threads of different belief systems- pulling them together into a formal theory of conflict resolution. A breathtaking sculptural trail on the grounds of the inn take you to a gazebo in which striking wall panels provide visual examples of the creative and scientific research Dr. Levis conducted over the course of his remarkable career. There is no other place like this anywhere. Dr. Levis' theory and vision is progressive, refreshing, and truly impressive. If you are interested in the underlying workings of the human mind, art, religion, history, or story telling this place is a must see. It is an undiscovered treasure.

Visited July 2011
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“Fascinating!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2011

We noticed the Museum of the Creative Process' sign in Manchester Center and decided it could be interesting. And it was. The Museum, directed by Dr. Albert Levis and his son, Maxwell Levis, houses a provocative assembly of exhibits that showcase art dealing with religion, sexuality, politics, and psychology. The art is consistently striking, particularly the large sculpture pieces. We found Albert to be a wonderful host and a very interesting man. It was a little hard to find, but worth the trip.

Visited July 2011
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