Ruskin: Museum of the NearFuture explores the contemporary relevance of Ruskin’s drawings,paintings and photographs, notebooks, sketchbooks and diaries, through thedynamic interplay of past, present and future.
Ruskin’s motto was ‘Today’. Hebelieved that the way we see things now will shape the way we think and behavein the future. His concerns about the dehumanising effects of technology, andimpact of industrialisation on the health of the planet, speak powerfully toour own era.
‘Ruskin: The Museum of the NearFuture’ explores the relevance of Ruskin’s thinking today. Through image andword, his works take us into the nature of seeing and into the multidimensionalnature of knowledge itself. Parables and places for imaginative encounters,they reflect our relationship, both modest and magnificent, to the world inwhich we live.
In partnership with Brantwood, John Ruskin’s home inthe Lake District.