2019

29 Mar – 23 Jun
Exhibition: Turner, Ruskin and the Storm Cloud of the Modern World
York Art Gallery, York, UK
05 Apr – 02 May
Exhibition: “There is no wealth but life”
Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge

Themed this year to mark the bicentenary of John Ruskin, the Anglia Ruskin University Sustainability Art Prize and Exhibition will take place in the main Ruskin Gallery.

Admission Free

06 Apr
Lecture: ‘The Sun’s Drawing: John Ruskin’s Daguerreotype Photographs of Venice’
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

11am

Speaker: Sarah Quill

11 Apr – 04 Aug
Exhibition: Incandescence: Turner's Venice
Brantwood, Coniston, UK
26 Apr
Lecture: “The Teaching of Art is the Teaching of all Things: John Ruskin and his School of Drawing”
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Tea and cakes 3.30, Lecture 4.15

Speaker: Prof Robert Hewison

Organised by the Friends of the Ashmolean Museum

12 May
Closing Date: Ruskin Prize 2019
The Big Draw

More information can be found https://www.ruskinprize.co.uk/ 

15 May – 05 Aug
Exhibition: 'Tea, Mingei & Fors: celebrating the legacy of John Ruskin in Japan'
Brantwood, Blue Gallery

A display of pots from the Mingei (folk crafts) tradition and its Ruskin connections featuring work by Ogata Kenzan, Shoji Hamada, Bernard Leech, Tomoo Hamada, Edward Hughes and Miles Martin Moore.

Blue Gallery, Brantwood

Tomoo Hamada, potter and grandson will open the show with a talk about his grandfather, renowned potter Shoji Hamada. This will take place in the Severn Studio, Brantwood

Also on  15th May 2019 there will be a JapaneseTea Ceremony & Presentation. Celebrating the friendship of Japan and Great Britain through the inspirational legacy of John Ruskin, the Urasenke Foundation will present and demonstrate the ancient Japanese art of tea. This will take place at the Brantwood Coach House

 www.ruskin-morris-center.ecnet.jp

26 May – 27 May
Dance Performance: 'Topos (Yan Tan Tethera)'
Brantwood, Coniston

Cumbria Youth Dance Company

Cumbria YDC, in collaboration with Wired Aerial Theatre, will create a suite of unique site-specific, bungee-assisted and aerial performance works referencing Ruskin’s love of mountains. Dancers will work on the Cumbrian fells and in the studio to explore the transition between vertical & horizontal, producing 3 unique pieces of choreography for sharing in the grounds at Brantwood.  The works will also feature at Lakes Alive festival in September 2019, on stage at The Lowry as part of U.Dance NW 2019 and on screen at Kendal Mountain Festival as part of their Special Film Screenings in November 2019.

29 May – 15 Sep
Exhibition: ‘John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing’ organised by the Guild of St George, Two Temple Place and Museums Sheffield
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, UK
01 Jun
Lecture, Prize Presentation, and AGM of the Ruskin Society
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT

Afternoon event, timings to follow.

Prof. Stephen Wildman “‘Milestones on the road to one’s country’: Ruskin’s four score birthdays”

The 2018 Ruskin Society Book Prize will be presented, and the Society’s AGM held.

07 Jun – 18 Aug
Exhibition: Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism: Turner, Ruskin, Rossetti, Morris and Burne-Jones
Kurume City Art Museum, Japan
11 Jul – 05 Oct
Exhibition: Turner, Ruskin and the Storm Cloud of the Modern World
Abbot Hall, Kendal, UK
11 Jul
John Ruskin Prize: Winner Announcement and Exhibition
The Holden Gallery

More information can be found www.ruskinprize.co.uk

08 Aug – 11 Nov
Exhibition: Treasure from Dust: Ruskin’s Geology
Brantwood, Coniston, UK
08 Aug – 30 Sep
Exhibition: John Ruskin’s Orpington Connections: George Allen, Sir John Lubbock and Charles Darwin
Bromley Central Library

To celebrate John Ruskin’s bicentennial year, this exhibition looks at John Ruskin’s connections with the local area, based on his associations with three residents: George Allen, Sir John Lubbock and Charles Darwin. The central hub of these was Sunnyside, Tubbenden Lane, Orpington, the home and business address of George Allen.

10 Aug
Lecture: 'Black wind and white fire: Ruskin in Sicily 1874'
Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

2pm

Speaker: Prof Stephen Wildman

31 Aug – 27 Oct
Exhibition: Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism: Turner, Ruskin, Rossetti, Morris and Burne-Jones
Abeno Hanikas Art Musem, Osaka, Japan
05 Sep – 08 Dec
Exhibition: "Unto This Last” : 200 years of John Ruskin
Yale Centre for British Art, Lecture Hall, 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven
20 Sep
Lecture: Robert Hewison 'Ruskin Today', the 6th Ruskin Foundation Annual Lecture, in association with Sovereign Films
National Gallery, London

7 pm

A keynote address as part of the Art for the Nation, John Ruskin, Art Education and Social Change conference

 

20 Sep – 21 Sep
Conference: Art for the Nation, John Ruskin, Art Education and Social Change
National Gallery, London

10am – 5pm

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/calendar/art-for-the-nation-john-ruskin-art-education-and-social-change 

Art for the Nation: John Ruskin, Art Education and Social Change’ is a two-day conference scheduled for 20-21 September 2019, hosted at the National Gallery, and organised by Susanna Avery-Quash (National Gallery) in partnership with Janet Barnes, a former Director of the Guild of St. George. The conference forms part of a collaboration with the Ruskin Foundation, whose annual lecture will be given by Prof Robert Hewison (Chair, Ruskin To-day), at the National Gallery on the Friday evening of the conference.

The conference will look specifically at Ruskin’s interactions with, influence on and legacy for the museum world and art education. The conference will look at the extent Ruskin was working alongside or outside the British art establishments well as the contribution
Ruskin made to the emerging discipline of art history, including canon formation, formal criticism and other genres such as exhibition guides. A further, crucial set of issues will address Ruskin’s ongoing legacy, including the reception of his writing about artists and curating, and art in relation to social, environmental and economic questions. We will ask what can his ideas teach future generations of museum goers, artists, curators and funding bodies?

The two day conference is directed towards academics (established and emerging), art professionals and the general public, especially those interested in Ruskin, Italian Renaissance art, British 19th-century art, art education, and the history of museums. The conference will be structured around the themes: Art Education and Museums, British Art and Photography, Language and Writings and Ruskin Today.

All enquiries to Susanna Avery-Quash, National Gallery: Susanna.Avery-Quash@ng-london.org.uk

27 Sep – 28 Sep
Conference
The Roycroft Campus, East Aurora, NY
07 Oct – 09 Oct
Conference: 'A Great Community: John Ruskin's Europe'
Ca’ Foscari University, Venice

More details https://sites.google.com/a/unive.it/ruskin2019venezia/ 

13 Nov
Lecture: Ruskinian Gothic and the bookcases made for John Jones
Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum

1.00 – 1.45pm

Speaker: Max Donnelly, Curator, Furniture, Textiles & Fashion

The first in a series of four lunchtime lectures at the V&A. Admission free

20 Nov
Lecture: Ruskin and the Idea of the Museum
Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum

1.00 – 1.45pm

Speaker: Tristram Hunt, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum

The second in a series of four lunchtime lectures at the V&A. Admission free.

27 Nov
Lecture: “Infinite Variety”: Ruskin and the Capitals of the Ducal Palace, Venice
Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum

1.00 – 1.45pm

Speaker: Sarah Quill

The third in a series of four lunchtime lectures at the V&A. Admission free

04 Dec
Lecture: Ruskin’s favourite and most loathed works of art
Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum

1.00 – 1.45pm

Speaker: Julius Bryant, Keeper of Word & Image Department

The last in a series of four lunchtime lectures at the V&A. Admission free.

 

12 Dec – 14 Dec
Exhibition and Conference: 'John Ruskin: Nineteenth Century Visionary, Twenty-First Century Inspiration'
The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

Jim Spates (Professor Emeritus, Hobart and William Smith Colleges) and Dr. Gabriel Meyer (Executive Director, Ruskin Art Club), Coordinators

Speakers include Clive Wilmer (Master of The Guild of St. George), Dr. Sara Atwood (The Guild of St. George and Portland Community College), Gabriel Meyer (President, Ruskin Art Club), Jim Spates (Professor Emeritus, Hobart and William Smith Colleges)