The Terrain Gallery
of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation

THE TERRAIN is the first gallery to show the inextricable relation between the technique of art and people’s lives. Since its opening in 1955 in New York City, the Terrain has presented exhibitions of contemporary paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs, with comment based on Eli Siegel’s historic Fifteen Questions, Is Beauty the Making One of Opposites? Among the artists exhibiting have been Will Barnet, Chaim Koppelman, Robert Blackburn, Ad Reinhardt, Clare Romano, Andre Kertesz, Elfi Schuselka, William King, Richard Sloat.

We are renovating—look for our new exhibition in 2015!

CURRENTLY IN THE NEWS: 

Chaim Koppelman, Napoleon Entering Brighton Beach

Napoleon Entering Brighton Beach


Napoleon Comes to Brooklyn by Chaim Koppelman: June 12th—Sept 21st the Brooklyn Central Library exhibited in its foyer many works by the noted Brooklyn-born artist Chaim Koppelman (1920-2009). And on September 17, “Napoleon Accompanied: The Art of Chaim Koppelman,” was presented there...read more


Chaim Koppelman c. 1942 abstract, gift to Guggenheim

People-on-escalator

 “Thinking about the 1940s, Hilla Rebay and the Guggenheim” by Dorothy Koppelman, artist and founding director of the Terrain, on important occurrences in American art & the history of Aesthetic Realism.

“The Potential for American Art and Culture in Transcending Cultural Barriers” by Len Bernstein, photographer and Aesthetic Realism Associate, at the 2014 UN Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy.