During the 19th century, British art and social critic John Ruskin was revered as one of the worlds great sages; his eloquent writings inspired deep reverence for nature and the arts. In the context of the Industrial Revolution, he advocated the creation of a society where the abilities of all would be respected and used. This conference, held during the bicentenary year of his birth, introduces Ruskin to a modern audience and makes the case for his continuing relevance in our own troubled time. Rothenberg Hall
Registration for this 2-day conference is $25, with an optional buffet lunch each day for $20.
Conference registration is $10 for current Huntington docents, and free for current Long-Term Fellows and students with a current Student I.D. Please bring your current I.D. to event day check-in. Students, please note school affiliation after your name when registering.
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