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.
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Devorah Tarrow, Aesthetic Realism consultant, writes:
Tomorrow a woman will marry feeling that the chosen man has shown her adoration, and she wants that adoration to continue. But is being adored what a woman should be going for at all? Or is something completely different what a woman wants most? In fact, is going after adoration harmful to a woman, and to love itself?
“To Be Adored or to Appreciate Rightly—What Is Success for a Wife?” will be the topic the Understanding Marriage! class will discuss…
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We are renovating! Look for our new exhibition in 2016 & visit TerrainGallery.org now.
The Fall semester of classes is now in session. For information about auditing classes, call the Registrar at 212.777.4490.
Read what consultant Nancy Huntting writes about the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, America, and her own life—
“Aesthetic Realism explains two huge things that have been seen as inexplicable: what makes for beauty, and what makes for cruelty…. [Because it does] not only can the things most tormenting humanity be understood and end, but people can have in their everyday lives a pride, happiness, kindness, and excitement they didn’t think were possible. That is what happened to me.” more
Hear Aesthetic Realism consultant Devorah Tarrow speak on art & self: “Can We Have Pleasure and Self-Respect at Once? Picasso’s ‘Two Women Running on the Beach.'” —A powerful video illustrating Eli Siegel’s great Principle of Opposites!