Ruskin: Museum of the Near Future
Until 28 February 2020 | 1000 – 1600 | Weekdays | Special Weekend Opening 14 & 15 December
Peacock and Falcon Feather, 1873, John Ruskin ©The Ruskin, Lancaster University
Exhibition extended to 28 February 2020, with a special weekend opening on 14 and 15 December 2019
Look closely, see clearly, imagine freely: parables and places to encounter our world.
The Museum of the Near Future explores the contemporary relevance of Ruskin’s drawings, paintings and photographs, notebooks, sketchbooks and diaries, through the dynamic interplay of past, present and future.
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. His concerns about the dehumanising effects of technology, and impact of industrialisation on the health of the planet, speak powerfully to our own era.
‘Ruskin: The Museum of the Near Future’ explores the relevance of Ruskin’s thinking today. 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.
In partnership with Brantwood, John Ruskin’s home in the Lake District.