The second exhibition curated by Museums Sheffield as part of 2019’s bicentenary celebrations is rooted in Ruskin’s fascination with the marvels of the natural world. Taking key themes from The Power of Seeing exhibition London’s Two Temple Place at as its starting point, Art & Wonder will go on to explore how Ruskin championed the joy that nature can bring to our lives and the sense of awe it can evoke within us. Visitors to Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery will discover a breath-taking selection of botanical and ornithological studies alongside an array of jewel-like geological specimens drawn from the Guild of St George's remarkable collection.
Exhibition supported by the Foyle Foundation, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the J.G. Graves Trust, the Sheffield Church Burgesses Trust and the Sheffield Town Trust.
Image credit: Study from ‘Edward Donovan’s Watercolours of Invertebrate Species’. Edward Donovan Watercolour, bodycolour and varnish on paper, about 1790-1800 Collection of the Guild of St George, Museums Sheffield