Unto This Last: Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin

Surrey

Type:Arts

Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Compton, Surrey, GU31DQ

Tel: 01483 810 235

Unto This Last: Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin

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Unto This Last: Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin

17 August - 1 November

Admission | Friends free | Under 18s free

Please note that pre-booking for timed admission is essential for all visitors

A complex and often contradictory figure, John Ruskin stands as one of the most influential thinkers of the nineteenth century. A pioneering art critic and an accomplished draughtsman, he believed that art had the power to transform society and that nature inspired the most meaningful art. Our latest exhibition - now temporarily closed - features works by J. M. W. Turner, John Everett Millais and Edward Burne-Jones. Two centuries after his birth, Unto This Last examines Ruskin's legacy as a social reformer, ecological thinker, and educator.

Unto This Last: Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin features paintings, drawings, and manuscripts largely from collections at Yale University - the Yale Center for British Art and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library - together representing one of the most important repositories of Ruskin's work in the United States, much of which is to be exhibited in the UK for the first time.

The exhibition has been curated by three PhD Candidates in Yale University's Department of the History of Art: Tara Contractor, Victoria Hepburn, and Judith Stapleton; with Tim Barringer, Paul Mellon Centre Professor of the History of Art at Yale; and Courtney Skipton Long, Acting Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Yale Center for British Art.

Watts Gallery Trust is deeply grateful to the Exhibition Circle for their support of this exhibition.

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Season (1 Sept 2020 - 1 Nov 2020)
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Monday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00

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