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)
Doheny Library, University of Southern California, Huntington Library Institute for the History of California and the West
Speaker: Professor William Deverell (Department of History, University of Southern California).
The Annual Ruskin Lecture, sponsored by The Ruskin Art Club, Los Angeles, an event celebrating the 130th Anniversary of the Ruskin Art Club.
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.
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)
Walkley Carnegie Library, South Road, Sheffield, UK
The Original Ruskin Art Club House, Los Angeles
Meersbrook Park, Sheffield, UK