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 the slide show above courtesy of
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)
5/12/2016 » 5/15/2016
Conference: "Environmental Ethics and Aesthetics: At the Intersection"
7/8/2016 » 7/10/2016
ASA Rocky Mountain Division meeting
9/8/2016 » 9/10/2016
Philosophy, Practice and Performance Dance Symposium
10/14/2016 » 10/15/2016
Workshop on the Philosophy of Games