Welcome to the Museum of the Near Future

Ruskin's Good Looking!(bits) will be on display in Ruskin: Museum of the Near Future, the inaugural exhibition of the Ruskin Museum Library and Archive, curated by Director Professor Sandra Kemp.

The exhibition takes Ruskin's ethos of close examination to showcase collection highlights including Ruskin's own work and that his contemporaries, alongside work by seven visual artists working today whose work resonates with Ruskin's ideas or responds directly to them.


Contemporary artists include: Emma Stibbon, Rebecca Chesney, Wu Chi-Tsung, Patricia Townsend, Franziska Shenk, Janet Manifold and Sarah Casey.


The exhibition runs 26th September 2019 - 28th February 2020.


More information about the exhibition here>>


A catalogue accompanies the exhibition. See a PDF here>>

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