Exhibition: John Ruskin - The Power of Seeing

This exhibition runs from Sat, 26th Jan 2019 to Mon, 22nd Apr 2019. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Sat,
26th Jan 2019  
(10am - 4:30pm)  <– Today
Sun,
27th Jan 2019  
(11am - 4:30pm)
Mon,
28th Jan 2019  
(10am - 4:30pm)
Wed,
30th Jan 2019  
(10am - 9pm)
Thu,
31st Jan 2019  
(10am - 4:30pm)
Fri,
1st Feb 2019  
(10am - 4:30pm)
Sat,
2nd Feb 2019  
(10am - 4:30pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Sat, 26th Jan 2019

Cost: Free of Charge


Artist, art critic, educator, social thinker and true polymath, John Ruskin (1819-1900) devoted his life to the pursuit of knowledge. To mark the bicentenary of his birth, a new exhibition produced by Two Temple Place, Museums Sheffield and the Guild of St George, will celebrate the legacy and enduring relevance of Ruskin’s ideas and vision. John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing will bring together over 190 paintings, drawings, daguerreotypes, metal work, and plaster casts to illustrate how Ruskin’s attitude to aesthetic beauty shaped his radical views on culture and society.

The exhibition will showcase significant objects from Sheffield’s Guild of St George Ruskin Collection whilst also drawing on the rich collections of both regional and national public museums and galleries, including, The Ashmolean; Calderdale Museums; The Fitzwilliam; Gallery Oldham; The Ruskin Library, Lancaster; Leeds Museums and Art Gallery; Tate; Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village and the William Morris Gallery. Newly commissioned works including site-specific installations by Timorous Beasties and Grizedale Arts, a new moving image piece by Dan Holdsworth and contributions from artists Hannah Downing and Emilie Taylor will also feature, exploring Ruskin’s contemporary legacy.

The exhibition is curated by Louise Pullen, Ruskin Curator at Museums Sheffield, with the support of Alison Morton, Exhibition & Displays Curator, Museums Sheffield. Author and journalist, Michael Glover has provided further interpretation and insight.


Contact and Booking Details

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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Two Temple Place,

Temple Place,
London,
WC2R 3BD

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