Home to the leading collection of the works of John Ruskin (1819-1900), the epoch-defining writer, artist and social thinker
We explore how John Ruskin's ideas can unlock the pressing cultural, social and environmental issues of today and tomorrow.
Our current exhibition Ruskin: Museum of the Near Future has been extended until 28 February 2020.
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Winter Closure 2019/20
The Ruskin will close for Christmas at 12 noon on 20 December, reopening at 10am on 6 January.
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What's On at The Ruskin
Welsh Tapestries with Jane Beck: Private View and Talk - 'Remnants of an Industry: The Big Sell'
Private View & Talk by Jane Beck
Jane Beck - expert, trader and collector of Welsh textiles - joins us to celebrate a display of eight Welsh Tapestries at The Ruskin, loaned from Jane's stunning personal collection of Welsh textiles dating from the 18th Century. This is a story of people and place, material and means of production, told through rich colour and pattern.
The Ruskin Seminar Programme 2019-2020
Introducing The Ruskin Seminar Programme for 2019-2020. Franziska Schenk (Birmingham City University), Mark Frost (University of Portsmouth), Fredrik Albritton Jonsson (University of Chicago) and Suzanne Fagence Cooper (York Art Gallery) will speak on topics ranging from ecological crisis to evolutionary theory.