Travel: Charles Rennie Mackintosh Making the Glasgow Style

Mackintosh 150 glasgow kelvingrove


Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of Glasgow’s greatest sons, Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is hosting Charles Rennie Mackintosh Making the Glasgow Style until 14th August 2018 and Mrs Foodie, loving some Chas architecture (and in need of cheering up after the recent news)  went along to see the exhibition.

Mackintosh 150 glasgow kelvingrove

This huge exhibition is within the basement of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. It covers Mackintosh’s lifetime, (1868–1928) with pieces not only from Charles Rennie Mackintosh but also those who influenced Mackintosh and his contemporaries.

Mackintosh 150 glasgow kelvingrove The dynamism of the City of Glasgow is captured in this exhibition, showcasing the Architects, Engineers and more which made Glasgow flourish.

Mackintosh 150 glasgow kelvingrove

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Making the Glasgow Style has items not only from Glasgow’s own collection but pieces from The Hunterian, The Glasgow School of Art, the V&A and a number of private lenders.

Mackintosh 150 kelvingrove glasgow

Not only will you find out about Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the exhibition outlines some of the  work of ‘The Four’: Mackintosh, his future wife Margaret Macdonald, her younger sister Frances, and Frances’ future husband, James Herbert McNair.  Plus the influence of friends and contemporaries James Salmon Junior, Jessie Marion King and Talwin Morris.

Mackintosh 150 kelvingrove glasgow

Mackintosh 150 kelvingrove glasgow

Mackintosh 150 kelvingrove glasgow

One of the highlights of the exhibition is a section of plaster wall with a stencilled design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Miss Cranston’s Ingram Street Tearooms. This wall section was salvaged just prior to the building being transformed into a hotel in 1971.

Mackintosh 150 glasgow kelvingrove

The piece has now been conserved and is on display for the first time since its removal from the former tearoom premises.

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Kelvingrove Art GalleriesArgyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG


Open until Tuesday 14 August 2018

Opening Hours

Open Monday to Thursday and Saturday 10am to 5pm and Friday and Sunday 11am to 5pm.


Can be bought via, adult £7/£5 conc, under 16s free.

Mackintosh 150 glasgow kelvingrove






I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

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