Ruskin in Sheffield
2019 marks the 200th anniversary of John Ruskin’s birth. People and organisations around the world are celebrating the enduring impact of his ideas on art, architecture, work, social justice and the environment today.
Sheffield was fortunate to benefit from Ruskin’s most successful practical venture, the donation of a beautifully eclectic collection of drawings, paintings, minerals, illustrated books and architectural casts. The Collection of the Guild of St George was originally housed in Walkley 1875 – 1890 for the education and inspiration of the metal workers of Sheffield. It is now exhibited for free at the Millennium Gallery.
For the first time, a substantial part of the Ruskin Collection is being shown in London. John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing is at Two Temple Place until 22 April. This is followed by a new exhibition for Sheffield at the Millennium Gallery from 29 May – 15 September: John Ruskin: Art & Wonder.
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