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Unto This Last: Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin

Type: Event

Location: Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Entry: Paid Entry

Event Date: 17/08/2020

End Date: 02/11/2020

Tickets will go on sale on Monday 20 July Admission | Tickets must be purchased online Only open for one week before Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village had to temporarily close in response to Covid-19, this fascinating exhibition has been extended until 2 November. A complex and often contradictory figure, John Ruskin stands as one of the most influential thinkers of the nineteenth century. A pioneering art critic and an accomplished draftsman, he believed that art had the power to transform society and that nature inspired the most meaningful art. Two centuries after his birth, this exhibition examines Ruskin’s legacy as a social reformer, ecological thinker, and educator. Unto This Last: Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin features paintings, drawings, and manuscripts largely from collections at Yale University - the Yale Center for British Art and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library - together representing one of the most important repositories of Ruskin’s work in the United States, much of which is to be exhibited in the UK for the first time. The exhibition has been curated by three PhD Candidates in Yale University’s Department of the History of Art: Tara Contractor, Victoria Hepburn, and Judith Stapleton; with Tim Barringer, Paul Mellon Centre Professor of the History of Art at Yale; and Courtney Skipton Long, Acting Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Yale Center for British Art.

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