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!


Chaim Koppelman c. 1942  abstract, gift to Guggenheim

Chaim Koppelman, c. 1942

Len Bernstein

Len Bernstein

 “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.