Explore Ruskin: Museum of the Near Future virtually, launched on International Museum Day 2020.
Ruskin: Museum of the Near Future
26 September 2019 - 28 February 2020
Look closely, see clearly, imagine freely: parables and places to encounter our world.
John Ruskin’s motto was ‘Today’. He believed that the way we see things now will shape the way we think and behave in the future. Ruskin: Museum of the Near Future explores the relevance of Ruskin’s thinking for our own time.
Through image and word, his works take us into the nature of seeing and into the multidimensional nature of knowledge itself. Parables and places for imaginative encounters, they reflect our relationship, both modest and magnificent, to the world in which we live.
Download the Ruskin: Museum of the Near Future Exhibition Guide
In partnership with Brantwood, John Ruskin’s home in the Lake District.
‘Through Ruskin’s eyes and words, I could imagine the world differently’
‘So many little detonations in this show if you look. Juxtaposition of Ruskin’s first tree drawing, aged 8, with Wu Chi-Tsung’s slow ‘Landscape in the Mist’. Brilliant illustration of Ruskin’s oscillation between macro and micro scales of perception. And some beautiful contemporary art works too’.
‘My grandson and I could explore the same thought, from different perspectives – he was captivated by the rocks and crystals, and the ‘beautiful houses…’ quotation will stay with me – very subtle, and something for us to share.’