Lectures on Aesthetic Realism & Art
Marcia Rackow was a guest lecturer at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia in 2009, where she spoke on the sculpture of David Smith, and previously, in 2004, on American Realism. She also spoke at the Balanced Mind Conference under the auspices of BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) on Three Revolutionary Artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, and David Smith. At the School of Visual Arts in New York City, she participated in the “Artists Talk on Art” series discussing the work of Jacob Lawrence, Leon Golub, Dorothy Koppelman, Alex Katz and Philip Pearlstein.
At the 31st World Congress of the International Society for Education Through Art, she presented with Dr. Arnold Perey, the talk
“Aesthetic Realism, Art, & Anthropology; or, Justice to People,” published in International Conversations through Art (Teachers College, Columbia University, 2003). She also spoke in the Barnard College MAC Lecture series, where she presented the talk "I Thought I Knew Art, But...".
In public seminars at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, Ms. Rackow has spoken on the lives and work of many artists, including Frank Stella, Henri Matisse, David Smith, Edouard Manet, Antoine Watteau, Suzanne Valadon, Claude Monet, Artemisia Gentileschi, Leonardo da Vinci, Sonia Delaunay, and Kathe Kollwitz.