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“In this book you will take a trip to the heart of Papua New Guinea, to the mountains, peaceful and turbulent, where Gwe lives. We invite you to a new understanding of the human self…”
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.
What can the technique of poetry teach us about love—about what we’re looking for from another person? Also: how is Aesthetic Realism’s way of seeing the opposites different from that of other philosophies? The tremendously important answers to these questions are in “The Opposites, Beauty, & Us,” the current issue of The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known.
SURFACE TO BEGIN WITH
Prints & Photographs
9 Contemporary Artists
January – October 2013
Get your tickets now for the Aesthetic Realism Foundation’s annual Holiday Gala Benefit! Sunday, December 8, from 4-9 PM
Featuring a stunning cabaret, an exciting silent auction, fine art & holiday gifts, live jazz, a delicious buffet, & more, this event will be a wonderful opportunity to support the important work of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation. For more information, and to buy tickets, click here.
Artist & critic Marcia Rackow’s “Is Art Really & Urgently About Life? The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci” provides an important understanding of da Vinci’s work now at the Morgan Library.
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