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.
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.
The dynamism of the City of Glasgow is captured in this exhibition, showcasing the Architects, Engineers and more which made Glasgow flourish.
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.
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.
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.
The piece has now been conserved and is on display for the first time since its removal from the former tearoom premises.
Kelvingrove Art GalleriesArgyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG
Open until Tuesday 14 August 2018
Open Monday to Thursday and Saturday 10am to 5pm and Friday and Sunday 11am to 5pm.
Can be bought via www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums, adult £7/£5 conc, under 16s free.