Victorian Visionary: John Ruskin and the Realization of the Ideal
Edison and Newman Room
Quincy St. and Harvard St.
Sat., Mar. 23, 2019, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Best known as an artist and art historian, John Ruskin (1819-1900) became an outspoken social critic of the Industrial Age and a champion of diverse progressive causes, ranging from affordable housing to land conservation. To mark the bicentenary of his birth, this exhibition explores Ruskin’s vision of a better world through original artwork, autograph letters, association copies, and illustrated books, in addition to other primary resources recently donated to Houghton Library by R. Dyke Benjamin ‘59.
Gazette Classification: Exhibitions
Organization/Sponsor: Houghton Library
Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration required.
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