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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.