Welcome to the official web site of the American Society for Aesthetics. The ASA sponsors an annual conference and three divisional conferences, and publishes the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, the American Society for Aesthetics Graduate Ejournal, and the ASA Newsletter. It also funds projects that promote the goals of the Society, through its Major Project Initiative Grants program.
Here you’ll find articles and book reviews as well information about aesthetics events worldwide, and links to other aesthetics-related resources on the internet, including our efforts to spread the news on aesthetics.
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Web-Editor: Rob van Gerwen
Images in our slide shows
Courtesy of the following institutes: the Getty Open Content program: "Band of Sioux Warriors" (Alfred F. Muhr, 1898); Chinese Vases (17th-18th c.). Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art Open Access program: "Archery Contest" (Chinese Qing Dynasty, 19th c.)
NGA Images (the National Gallery of Art): Albert Bierstadt, "Lake Lucerne", 1858; "American 19th Century: Trenton Falls, New York, c. 1870" (Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation); Edgar Degas, "The Dance Lesson", c. 1879 (Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon); Luca Signorelli, "The Marriage of the Virgin", c. 1490/1491 (Samuel H. Kress Collection);
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Open Access Program-Creative Commons Zero: Frank Eugene, "The Graduating Class", 1913; Dagobert Peche, Textile sample, 1920; John Singer Sargent, "Tommies Bathing", 1918; Paul Klee, "Winter Journey", 1921; Tsukioka Kōgyo, Illustration of Noh Dance Scene, ca. 1910; Alfred Stieglitz, "Georgia O'Keeffe—Hands and Horse Skull", 1931; Paul Klee, "Southern Gardens", 1919; Paul Klee, "Temple Gardens", 1920.
As well as ASA-meetings.
3/4/2017 » 3/5/2017
A Dance Dialog
3/31/2017 » 4/1/2017
Black Aesthetics: Questioning Aesthetics Symposium
4/5/2017 » 4/8/2017
Ethics and Aesthetics of Stand-Up Comedy