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Saturday, April 14: Ruskin Study Circle meets at Denenberg Fine Arts Gallery “Ruskin and the Big Ecological Picture” – Gabriel Meyer

3-5pm discussion and reception follow the presentation

Location: 417 San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood 90048

Free admission / RSVP required: by email at: or by phone at: (310) 360-9360

Ruskin Art Club executive director Gabriel Meyer will give a synopsis of ecological pioneer John Ruskin’s philosophy of nature and the environment as a spur to discussion and reflection. Mr. Meyer recently gave a paper on this topic at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at UC Berkeley.

Suggested reading (viewing) in preparation for the Circle meeting:

+ Clive Wilmer’s Lecture: “Human Nature and Abundance: John Ruskin and the Environment” (available on the RAC website: and lecture videos)

+ The Darkening Glass: A Portrait of Ruskin’s Genius (John D. Rosenberg) / Chapter 1: “Nature, Truth, and Turner” (pp. 1-21)

+ Ruskin: Modern Painters I: pp. 552-554, bottom of pg. 552 to middle of 554 [Vol. 3, Library Edition]; Praeterita: #77, pp. 314-315 [Vol. 35, Library Edition]; Fors Clavigera: #3 pp. 613-615 [Vol. 28, Library Edition]

·        The Library Edition of the Works of Ruskin is available online on the Ruskin Art Club website under the “Resources” tab

Following the discussion, Stuart Denenberg will lead a guided tour of the current gallery exhibition ARS LONGA/VITA BREVIS (Art Endures/Life Is Short), featuring the work of Avery, Baskin, Eastman, Cocteau, Dine, Gibran, Hogarth, Picasso and many others.