Essays & Links

A truly international conversation about art’s social, political, theoretical and transcendental nature and cultural powers is going on today. This conversation is deep, wide, and very diverse in perspectives and opinions. The ideas and ideologies emerging in the 20th century fostered major revisions of what art is and its role(s) in our lives. Newly minted revisions of what art is and is about continue ceaselessly. This Essays & Links section of our site will provide both historical and current references, short essays, and internet links as resources for exploring current thought about art and its making.

It will also offer thoughts and reflections by Bluetower Arts foundation co-founder, Dr. Wesley Hurd, on a variety of topics from art’s history to its vital role as an existential and spiritual “voice” for us.