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Ruskin at Two Temple Place

March 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Free

John Ruskin The Power of Seeing – an exhibition at Two Temple Place, London

A guided tour for FLH members of the building followed by a viewing of the exhibition

Power of Seeing, an exhibition which marks the bicentenary of this polymath. Two Temple Place is a spectacular neo-Gothic mansion built by William Waldorf Astor in 1895 on Embankment London. In addition to the extraordinary, opulent interior, Two Temple Place contained the largest strong room in Europe as well as two other enormous fortified safes. Following a guided tour of the house, members will be free to visit the current special exhibition John Ruskin The Power of Seeing, an exhibition which marks the bicentenary of this polymath. 

Artist, art critic, educator, social thinker and true polymath, John Ruskin (1819-1900) devoted his life to the pursuit of knowledge. To mark the bicentenary of his birth, a new exhibition produced by Two Temple Place, Museums Sheffield and the Guild of St George, will celebrate the legacy and enduring relevance of Ruskin’s ideas and vision. John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing will bring together over 190 paintings, drawings, daguerreotypes, metal work, and plaster casts to illustrate how Ruskin’s attitude to aesthetic beauty shaped his radical views on culture and society.

Details

Date:
March 11
Time:
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
www.twotempleplace.org

Organiser

Friends of Leighton House
Phone:
020 7471 9155

Venue

Two Temple Place
Embankment
London , WC2R 2BD United Kingdom
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Website:
www.twotempleplace.org