Portrait of John Ruskin

John Ruskin: 19th-Century Visionary, 21st-Century Inspiration

Date: 
Sat., Dec. 14, 2019
8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Category: 
Conferences
Location: 
Rothenberg Hall
Event Notes: 
$25
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This conference introduces British art and social critic John Ruskin to a modern audience and makes the case for his continuing relevance in our own troubled time.

Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, DEC. 13

8:30 a.m. - Registration & Coffee

9:30 a.m. - Welcome: Steve Hindle (The Huntington)

9:45 a.m. - Session 1: Ruskin and the Modern
Moderator: Gabriel Meyer (The Ruskin Art Club)

James L. Spates (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)
Why Ruskin? A Radical and Humane Visionary

Sara Atwood (Portland Community College and Portland State University)
The Things that Lead to Life: Ruskin the Educator

Dinah Birch (University of Liverpool)
Ruskin and Women: A New Appraisal

12 p.m. - Lunch and opportunity to view exhibit of Ruskin material in the Huntington Art Gallery

1:30 p.m. - Session 2: Ruskin Applied
Moderator: Rachel Dickinson (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Emma Sdegno (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia)
Ruskin and the Language of Culture: Framing his Notions of Gothic and Renaissance

Gray Brechin (University of California, Berkeley)
'Necessitous Men are Not Free Men': Ruskin, the New Deal, and the Settlement House Movement

Sandra Kemp (The Ruskin, Lancaster University)
Ruskin: Museum of the Near Future

SATURDAY, DEC. 14

8:30 a.m. - Registration & Coffee

9:30 a.m. - Session 3: Ruskin and California
Moderator: Sara Atwood (Portland Community College and Portland State University)

Gabriel Meyer (The Ruskin Art Club)
Ruskin and the California Dream

Ted Bosley (The Gamble House)
The House Beautiful: Truth to Nature in the Work of Greene & Greene

David Judson (Judson Studios)
Ruskin and Stained Glass: A Century of Creative Work

12 p.m. - Lunch

1 p.m. - Post-Lunch Musical Performance

John Ruskin's 'The King of the Golden River': A Composition for Tenor and String Quartet
Composed by Sarah Rodgers
Performed by Drake Dantzler (tenor) and The Felix Quartet

1:30 p.m. - Session 4: Ruskin and the Future
Moderator: James L. Spates (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)

Kateri Ewing (The Roycroft Campus)
Learning to Draw from Ruskin

Rachel Dickinson (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Ruskin’s Guild of St. George: Then and Now

Howard Hull (The Brantwood Trust)
Ruskin in the 21st Century: A Prophecy

4:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks