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Ruskin Matters

A free workshop of talks on the art critic and social reformer John Ruskin (1819-1900) demonstrating why Ruskin matters today.

Ruskin Matters

A free workshop of talks on the art critic and social reformer John Ruskin (1819-1900) demonstrating why Ruskin matters today.

20 March, 1-4.30pm
Free

In partnership with Art History and English Studies at University of Manchester, the Whitworth presents a free workshop of talks on the art critic and social reformer John Ruskin (1819-1900) demonstrating why Ruskin matters today. 

A series of talks, encompassing a range of scholarly interests, will assess the value of Ruskin’s preoccupations to contemporary debates about community and civic society, culture and consumption, but particularly the idea of art as ethically driven social practice. Including a variety of speakers from disparate disciplines and backgrounds, the workshop will reconsider Ruskin’s contemporary significance 200 years after his birth.

Ruskin Matters is part of a series of events to mark Ruskin's 200th anniversary. 
Please book your free ticket by clicking here.

Speakers include:
Anne Kirkham, Honorary Research Fellow, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester
Brian Maidment, Professor of the History of Print, Liverpool John Moores University
Michael Sanders, Senior Lecturer (19th Century Writing), University of Manchester
Darin Stine, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Manchester
Colin Trodd, Senior Lecturer in Art History, University of Manchester
Luke Uglow, Lecturer in Art History, University of Manchester

Image: John Ruskin, Study of a Laurel Branch
The Whitworth, The University of Manchester

This event corresponds with Joy for Ever: How to use art to change the world and its price in the market (29 March – 9 June 2019), an exhibition at the Whitworth.