EVENTS & CLASSES
WHAT PEOPLE ARE READING
“The reason people love the theatre, or poetry or music or any art, is that these are the highpoints of success in what we all want: to see the contradictions in ourselves and in the world as making sense.”
The purpose of the not-for-profit Aesthetic Realism Foundation is to meet the urgent need for people throughout America and the world to see each other and reality fairly. The means to that fairness is Aesthetic Realism, the philosophy founded in 1941 by Eli Siegel, American poet, critic, and educator.
Located in SoHo, NYC, the foundation is a center for culture and kindness. It offers classes in the visual arts, poetry, music, anthropology, and more. There are public seminars, individual consultations, workshops for teachers, and thrilling dramatic and musical events. People of all ages understand themselves newly through the principles of Aesthetic Realism.
The large fight in the self of everyone and in world economics—and what that battle has to do with unions—is explained in “The Sheer Fight,” the new, great issue of The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known.
This issue includes an important commentary in which Ellen Reiss discusses a recent occurrence "that shocked people in the labor movement"—the vote against the UAW at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee...
Prints & Photographs
January – October 2013
We are renovating! Look for our new exhibition later in 2014.
Note: Shakespeare’s Othello; or, Clever and Deep Evil, originally scheduled for March 2, will instead be presented on April 13. Click here
The Winter Semester of classes is now in session. For information about auditing classes, call the Registrar at 212.777.4490.
Be sure to see online “The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca: Their Meaning for People Now” by Dorothy Koppelman—during the exhibition of works of this great Renaissance artist at the Metropolitan Museum (through Mar 30).
Read an important letter by sculptor Donita Ellison! It is about the Aesthetic Realism Foundation and why its work is so valuable. She says (for instance):
How do we see people other than ourselves? is the biggest matter in everyone’s personal life. It’s also the biggest matter in America’s economy, and in what happens in our streets, schools, government. And it’s through Aesthetic Realism consultations that a person can make sense at last of how he or she sees other people—and change magnificently for the better! more