Ruskin To-Day is an informal network devoted to promoting wider knowledge and understanding of the ideas of the great Victorian writer, reformer and artist, John Ruskin (1819–1900).
2019 will see the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth on 8th February, 1819. This site has been set up to provide as much information as possible about Ruskin-related events that are taking place between now and the close of 2019.
There are also links to the many organisations that make up the Ruskin community.
The Big Draw is currently inviting applications for a new Chair of the Board. Please contact Kate@thebigdraw.org to request an application pack. Application deadline: 16 July.
Ruskin To-Day congratulates Dr James Dearden, founder of the Ruskin Association and editor of the Ruskin Newsletter 1969-2000, former Master of the Guild of St George, on his appointment as MBE for services to Culture.
Courtesy: Ruskin Foundation (Ruskin Library, Lancaster University)
Holy Trinity, Sloane Street
Activists, Artisans & Apprentices, and due to feature a talk from Guild Companion, Frank Field MP
The Gamble House, Pasadena
Speakers: John and Jim Ipekjian
The Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum
The former Secretary of State of Culture, Media and Sport, Chris Smith, takes up Ruskin’s idea of “a political economy of art” in his 1857 lectures, “A Joy For Ever”, and explores contemporary issues concerning the public impact of the arts.
Book Tickets: http://ruskinfoundation2018.eventbrite.com
The Roycroft Campus, East Aurora, NY
Speakers include Kateri Ewing (Artist-in-Residence, Roycroft Campus); Jim Spates (Professor of Sociology Emeritus, Hobart and William Smith Colleges); Joe Weber (Printer, Roycroft Campus)
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
4 – 6 pm, followed by a drinks reception.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP asap to email@example.com to request a place. Your place will be confirmed by Kate via e mail. Please note that this is a private event by invite only and that spaces are limited and strictly allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Walkley Carnegie Library, South Road, Sheffield, UK
The Original Ruskin Art Club House, Los Angeles