We are seeking previously unpublished personal essays up to 2,000 words about the creative endeavor that you paused.
I’ve always felt somewhat guilty about my travels to view art, that they were nothing more than a selfish endeavor, especially in a time when people are almost afraid to admit something is beautiful, let alone journey to see it. But I think these writers would say that the act of perusal was just as important as the art, that now they can’t separate the art from their quest.
We asked writers and artists to show us what the ‘Mona Lisa’ means in today’s selfie-seeking, Kardashianized world.
These essays show that there is no one right way to look at art, or even what one finds when they do look no matter how common the art may be.
Conrad Winslow on the interdisciplinary inspiration behind his work, feeling the music, and the 21st-century taste for disjunction.
Detroit’s first official chief storyteller discusses his plans for covering the city’s arts scene.
Who were the men of the Detroit Industry Murals? A writer finds connection in Diego Rivera’s depiction of Motor City.