Upcoming events and exhibits: 2018

05 Sep
Lecture: 'Los Angeles, 1888'
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.

22 Sep
Lecture: 'Master Furniture Making'
The Gamble House, Pasadena

5-8pm

Speakers:  John and Jim Ipekjian

 

 

27 Sep
Lecture: The 2018 Ruskin Foundation Lecture, “A Joy For Ever: Ruskin and the public impact of the arts”. Sponsored by Sovereign Films
The Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum

6.30pm

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.

 

 

28 Sep – 29 Sep
Conference: 'Hands, Head, and Heart’: From Ruskin to Roycroft, a Celebration of the Arts and Crafts Movement'
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)

06 Oct
Book Event: 'Bloke’s Progress'
Walkley Carnegie Library, South Road, Sheffield, UK

2-4pm

13 Oct
Reception: An Event celebrating the Opening of the Historic Club Headquarters
The Original Ruskin Art Club House, Los Angeles
20 Oct – 26 Oct
Exhibition: Ruskin Museum Makeover at Meersbrook Hall
Meersbrook Park, Sheffield, UK
24 Oct
Symposium: Celebrating the Life and Work of Wendell Berry, sponsored by The Ruskin Art Club
Doheny Library, University of Southern California, University of Southern California, Huntington Library Institute for the History of California and the West

Speakers: Professor David St. John (Department of English, University of Southern California); Dr. Sara Atwood (The Guild of St. George and Portland Community College).

Film: “Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry”

24 Oct – 24 Feb
Exhibition: Edward Burne-Jones
Tate Britain
03 Nov
Lecture: ‘Ruskin, the Pre-Raphaelites and the Oxford Museum' Guild of St George AGM at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Oxford Museum of Natural History

Lecture Given by John Holmes, Professor of English, Birmingham University

21 Nov – 06 Feb
Exhibition: 'Black Sun, Blue Sky' by Patricia Townsend
Brantwood Blue Gallery, Coniston, UK

A starlike object moves in the dark space of the Blue Gallery whilst, in the Annexe, the sky has shattered into a cairn of shards.

The Transience of Wonder: sculptural installation  and Black Sun: video installation

Video artist and sculptor Patricia Townsend returns to the Blue Gallery five years after her video installation Morecambe Bay. In Black Sun she presents a hypnotic vision which is powerfully moving together with a sculptural installation in the Annexe reflecting Ruskin’s love of the sky; polarities which usher-in 2019, the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth.

2019

21 Nov – 06 Feb
Exhibition: 'Black Sun, Blue Sky' by Patricia Townsend
Brantwood Blue Gallery, Coniston, UK

A starlike object moves in the dark space of the Blue Gallery whilst, in the Annexe, the sky has shattered into a cairn of shards.

The Transience of Wonder: sculptural installation  and Black Sun: video installation

Video artist and sculptor Patricia Townsend returns to the Blue Gallery five years after her video installation Morecambe Bay. In Black Sun she presents a hypnotic vision which is powerfully moving together with a sculptural installation in the Annexe reflecting Ruskin’s love of the sky; polarities which usher-in 2019, the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth.

01 Jan – 31 May
Exhibition: 'Radical Victorianism: Progressive Achievements in the Age of Ruskin', in Celebration of the R. Dyke Benjamin-Ruskin Gift to Harvard University
Houghton Rare Book Library, Harvard University, Cambridge MA
26 Jan – 28 Apr
Exhibition: 'John Ruskin and the Sheffield Experiment' organised by the Guild of St George and Museums Sheffield
2 Temple Place, London, UK
06 Feb – 07 Apr
Exhibition: Ruskin’s Good Looking! Absence and presence in John Ruskin’s clothing
Brantwood, Coniston, UK
08 Feb
Celebration Event: Ruskin’s 200th Birthday
Royal Academy, London

A celebration for John Ruskin’s birthday in words and music, followed by a reception.

08 Feb
Ruskin’s 200th birthday: Coniston
Coniston, UK
08 Feb
Call for Entries Opens: The John Ruskin Prize 2019
The Ruskin Prize

Call for entries opens for The John Ruskin Prize 2019 for artists, makers and designers resident in the UK. Visit www.ruskinprize.co.uk for more on the prize and sign up for the newsletter here to receive the 2019 call for artists.

13 Feb
Lecture: Bateson Lecture 2019
Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Lecture by Professor Dinah Birch CBE

15 Feb
Choral Evensong: Ruskin Bicentenary commemorative event
St George's Bloomsbury
23 Feb – 26 May
Exhibition: Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism: Turner, Ruskin, Rossetti, Morris and Burne-Jones
Mitsubishi Ichigokan Gallery, Tokyo
29 Mar – 23 Jun
Exhibition: Turner, Ruskin and the Storm Cloud of the Modern World
York Art Gallery, York, UK
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

29 May – 15 Sep
Exhibition: ‘John Ruskin and the Sheffield Experiment’ organised by the Guild of St George and Museums Sheffield
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, UK
07 Jun – 18 Aug
Exhibition: Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism: Turner, Ruskin, Rossetti, Morris and Burne-Jones
Kurume City Art Museum, Japan
24 Jun – 26 Jun
Conference: Ruskin and Scotland conference
Edinburgh, Scotland
11 Jul – 05 Oct
Exhibition: Turner, Ruskin and the Storm Cloud of the Modern World
Abbot Hall, Kendal, UK
08 Aug – 11 Nov
Exhibition: Treasure from Dust: Ruskin’s Geology
Brantwood, Coniston, UK
31 Aug – 27 Oct
Exhibition: Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism: Turner, Ruskin, Rossetti, Morris and Burne-Jones
Abeno Hanikas Art Musem, Osaka, Japan
20 Sep
Lecture: Robert Hewison 'Ruskin Today', the 6th Ruskin Foundation Annual Lecture
National Gallery, London

7 pm

20 Sep – 21 Sep
Conference: Ruskin
National Gallery, London

Details to follow

27 Sep – 28 Sep
Conference
The Roycroft Campus, East Aurora, NY
16 Nov – 17 Nov
Symposium and Celebration
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, UK

Guild of St George and Ruskin in Sheffield host a Ruskin symposium and celebration. Programme to include The Ruskin Lecture by Guild Master, Clive Wilmer.  Full programme & speakers TBC

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)