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The Muse Dialogue examines issues in the arts and explores the pressing questions regarding the role of arts in our lives. We seek to uncover arts experiences and share them with others. We hope to provide reflective commentary on questions of arts and society. In all things, we strive to be relentless advocates for the arts and so hold as our goals a celebration of all art forms, a reverence for the magnificent arts of the past, an appreciation for imagination and creativity in the present, and unwavering optimism for the art of the future.

As issues are published, we will nest them under the menu tabs on our home page. Those tabs will feature the issue title (e.g. “Vol. 1, No. 1: Family, Children and the Arts”) which leads to a table of contents. Individual articles appear as a menu under the issue title, and can also be accessed from the table of contents for an issue.

The Muse Dialogue is in some respects an experiment in new media. It is not a “blog” by most definitions of that word, in the sense that it is not simply free-flowing thoughts periodically issued out onto the internet. We adhere to journalistic standards, and all contributors carry credentials as artists, arts administrators, and/or academics. Yet we do use WordPress, Facebook, and Twitter because they have become effective tools in cultivating contemporary discourse.

The Muse Dialogue is supported by the College of Fine Arts and the Graduate Program in Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon University. The only thing that we ask of you is to read, which is quite free, and to engage in reflection on the role of art in our individual lives and in society collectively.

The Muse Dialogue supports free expression of thoughts, contemplations and opinions on the arts. Views expressed in The Muse Dialogue belong to the author alone, and are not necessarily the opinions of any institution affiliated with TMD or of the editorial staff of TMD.

Publisher and Editor in Chief

Andrew Swensen (Twitter: @andrewswensen; @themusedialogue)

We encourage readers to comment on articles in the space provided at the end of articles. For other inquiries or to contact the editorial staff, please contact us at: [email protected]

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Dodie #

    Enjoyed the well-written, thoughtful article by Alexandra Holness. “Good” street art improves one’s environment-bad street art just isn’t art!


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