Ruskin at Two Temple Place
March 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 amFree
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.