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Symposium: Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud

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York Art Gallery and York Medical Society, Stonegate

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Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud: A Symposium

Venue: York Art Gallery and York Medical Society, Stonegate

NB the day begins at 9.00am with a morning preview of the exhibition at York Art Gallery, before moving to York Medical Society for the rest of the day.

This one-day symposium marking the exhibition Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud presents new work on the art and ideas of one of the nineteenth century’s most influential critics and social thinkers, John Ruskin (1819–1901). With a focus on the cultures of environment and environmental change, short papers and discussions will explore the challenges and rewards of responding to Ruskin in the twenty-first century.

Speakers include:

  • Howard Hull, Brantwood
  • Gill Chitty, University of York
  • Suzanne Fagence Cooper, York Art Gallery & University of York
  • Mark Frost, University of Portsmouth
  • Melanie Hall, Boston University
  • Sandra Kemp, Ruskin Library and Research Centre for Landscape, Culture and the Environment
  • Richard Johns, University of York
  • Ruth Nutter, Ruskin in Sheffield
  • Emma Stibbon RA, artist
  • Jan Zalasiewicz, University of Leicester

All welcome. This is a ticketed event with a charge of £10 to cover the cost of refreshments and lunch. A limited number of free places are available for students and those who are unwaged.

Organised by Gill Chitty (University of York), Suzanne Fagence Cooper (York Art Gallery and University of York)), Richard Johns (University of York)

Supported by the Department of History of Art and the Department of Archaeology, University of York, in association with York Art Gallery and Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Programme (full details to be confirmed)

York Art Gallery

9.00 a.m. - Morning preview of Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud exhibition

York Medical Society

From 10.30 a.m.

Mark Frost (University of Portsmouth): Storm Clouds and Killer Smogs: The environmental nightmares of John Ruskin, William Delisle Hay and Robert Barr

Melanie Hall (Boston University): Ruskin, Turner, and the Early National Trust: An aesthetic for the environment or an environmentalist awareness?

Gill Chitty (University of York): Ruskin's Gaze and the Cultural Landscape

Suzanne Fagence Cooper (York Art Gallery and University of York): Ruskin's Afterlife: 1969-2019

Sandra Kemp (Ruskin Library and Research Centre for Landscape, Culture and the Environment, Lancaster University): Ruskin and the Museum of the Near Future

Ruth Nutter (Ruskin in Sheffield): Ruskin in Sheffield: A living legacy

Emma Stibbon RA and Jan Zalasiewicz (University of Leicester): In Conversation

Howard Hull (Brantwood): closing lecture

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  • Banner image: cover detail of Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud exhibition catalogue cover, featuring detail of Near Interlaken by John Ruskin, 1870, watercolour, Abbot Hall Art Gallery
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