Through Study of Aesthetic Realism
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Aesthetic Realism and World Art

"Aesthetic Realism, Art, & Anthropology: Or, Justice to People" by Marcia Rackow and Arnold Perey 

From A. Perey Doctoral Thesis:  1. The Opposites in Art   2. Art and the Organization of Society

Many anthropologists have observed that opposites are put together in "primitive" art and mythology in particular objects of art and particular myths, and sometimes it has been observed that inner turmoil is assuaged by particular works of art or particular rituals, but it has not been said that the central purpose of culture is to solve this aesthetic problem... >> more

What Are Children's Minds Waiting For?  In The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known

Contains statements about Inuit art and its relation to education and life not only in the Arctic but amongst the ordinary American in the lower 48. >> more


Aesthetic Realism, the philosophy founded by Eli Siegel in 1941, is taught in classes, public seminars and presentations, and individual consultations at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York City; as well as by speaking engagements nationwide and telephone consultations. The Class Chairman, Ellen Reiss, teaches the classes for Aesthetic Realism associates and consultants which I attend. As I write today I am proud to say that I am a consultant on the Foundation's faculty. I teach anthropology and teacher education workshops and I am an instructor in consultations, which teach a person the aesthetic way of seeing the world and themselves.  Links are provided below so you can find out more.

Home Page: Aesthetic Realism: A New Perspective for Anthropology & Sociology
Aesthetic Realism Foundation
Terrain Gallery Online
Aesthetic Realism Online Library
The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method
Links to Aesthetic Realism Resources
John Singer Sargent's Madame X, an Aesthetic Realism Discussion
Essays and News Pieces about Aesthetic Realism
The Place of Aesthetic Realism in Culture,"Friends of Aesthetic Realism — Countering the Lies


Anti-Racism Resources:

Collected articles by writers whom I esteem, printed in newspapers across the country, are online. Writing by Ellen Reiss, and others, is in The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known. It includes her "Difference and Sameness: The Human Question" and "Racism Can End." And see the page titled " How Aesthetic Realism Opposes Racism." Articles include "On Racism & How to End It" by Nancy Huntting; Allan Michael's "It Is In Contempt That the Root of Racism Lies"; Alice Bernstein's "Poems by Eli Siegel about Martin Luther King and America" and the book she edited: Aesthetic Realism and the Answer to Racism. Other articles include, "The Genome & Equality""Words, Truth, & the Confederate Flag"; "Fascism, Understood At Last!"; "Aesthetic Realism: The Solution to Racism""Contempt, the Cause of Racism""Queen's Visit to Amritsar" by Christopher Balchin. And articles by New York teachers who show how the standard curriculum, K-12, can be used to encourage kindness include: "Prejudice Changes to Respect" and "Students Learn, Prejudice Is Defeated!"

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