Victorian Visionary: John Ruskin and the Realization of the Ideal


Mon - Sat, Jan 14 to Apr 13, 9:00am - 9:00am


Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room
Victorian VisionaryPresented by: Houghton Library
Tickets: Admission Free: No Tickets Required

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, Harvard Class of 1959.

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