EVENTS & CLASSES
WHAT PEOPLE ARE READING
“The question of emotion in photography is the question of emotion in art. One of the things I said years ago is that great poetry couldn’t come without a great beginning emotion. Therefore it is necessary to ask what is meant by ‘a great emotion.’ Two photographs which have caused a great emotion [are] Brady’s The Ruins of Richmond [and]…The Steerage of Stieglitz…” —from the book
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 big feeling is in Americans about our economy today—about how money is made, and not made? And what does this feeling have to do with the beauty that has been in America—and with art?
Read “Trains, Beauty, Profit, & Shame,” the great new issue of The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known.
The Winter semester of classes is now in session. For information about auditing classes, call the Registrar at 212.777.4490.
NEW, in a recent issue of the Choral Journal: “The Star Spangled Banner as a Poem,” a thrilling essay by Eli Siegel, with an introduction by Dr. Edward Green, composer and musicologist.
Read a letter by essayist Ruth Oron, of Israel and New York, who writes with courage and honesty. For instance, she says:
“Studying Aesthetic Realism is the greatest thing that happened to me—it made my life happy and rich with meaning. In this letter I’m going to say some things about my life, because what I learned brings together the individual self—which each of us is—and a very big international matter. The fact that Aesthetic Realism explains both, is vivid evidence that it is what people and civilization itself are looking for.” more