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Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style

Presented by Frist Art Museum at Frist Art Museum, Nashville TN

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Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style

At the end of the nineteenth century, the Glasgow Style emerged as the major manifestation of Art Nouveau in Britain. This exhibition showcases Charles Rennie Mackintosh—the greatest exponent of the Glasgow Style—as an architect, designer, and artist, and contextualizes his production within a larger circle of designers and craftspeople in the major Scottish city. Mackintosh worked most closely with his wife, Margaret Macdonald; Margaret’s sister, Frances Macdonald; and Frances’ husband, James Herbert McNair. They met as students at the progressive Glasgow School of Art in 1892 and together were known as The Four.

Combining influences from the Arts and Crafts movement, Celtic Revival, and Japonism, Glasgow artists created their own modern design aesthetic, synonymous with sleek lines and emphatic geometries expressed in a wide range of materials. The exhibition presents 165 works of fine and decorative art, including architectural drawings, books, ceramics, furniture, posters, textiles, and watercolors, drawn from Glasgow’s most significant public and private collections.

Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style is a touring exhibition co-organized by Glasgow Museums and the American Federation of Arts. Support for the US national tour is provided by the Dr. Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation.

Image: Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh. The May Queen (detail), 1900. Made for the Ladies’ Luncheon Room, Miss Cranston’s IngramStreet Tearooms, Glasgow. Gesso on burlap (hessian) over a wood frame, scrim, twine, glass beads, thread, and tin leaf, 62 1/2 x 179 7/8 in. overall. Glasgow Museums: Acquired by Glasgow Corporation as part of the Ingram Street Tearooms, 1950.  ©CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

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Free/Visitors 18 and younger
$15/Adults

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Jul 29, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Thu)
  • Jul 30, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Fri)
  • Jul 31, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 1, 2021 at 01:00 pm - 05:30 pm (Sun)
  • Aug 5, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Thu)
  • Aug 6, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Fri)
  • Aug 7, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 8, 2021 at 01:00 pm - 05:30 pm (Sun)
  • Aug 12, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Thu)
  • Aug 13, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Fri)
  • Aug 14, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 15, 2021 at 01:00 pm - 05:30 pm (Sun)
  • Aug 19, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Thu)
  • Aug 20, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Fri)
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  • Aug 22, 2021 at 01:00 pm - 05:30 pm (Sun)
  • Aug 26, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Thu)
  • Aug 27, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Fri)
  • Aug 28, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 29, 2021 at 01:00 pm - 05:30 pm (Sun)
  • Sep 2, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Thu)
  • Sep 3, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Fri)
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  • Sep 5, 2021 at 01:00 pm - 05:30 pm (Sun)
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  • Sep 10, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Fri)
  • Sep 11, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Sat)
  • Sep 12, 2021 at 01:00 pm - 05:30 pm (Sun)
  • Sep 16, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Thu)
  • Sep 17, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Fri)

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Current hours as of April 2021:

Thursday–Saturday: 10am–5:30pm
Sunday: 1pm–5:30pm

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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