The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement has declared a new exhibition coming in March. “Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style” is a touring exhibition structured by Glasgow Museums and the American Federation of Arts.

It is the first touring U.S. exhibition in a technology for the renowned Scottish architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). Several of the performs experienced not been exhibited in the U.S. at any time just before. The tour started in 2019 in Baltimore, and the exhibition helps make its ultimate U.S. end at the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in St. Petersburg, managing March 11-June 5.

The exhibition capabilities 166 works of artwork and layout by and connected to Waterproof coat and the Glasgow University of Art. It features seminal functions by Waterproof coat, which includes graphic patterns for posters and superior-backed chairs for artistic tea rooms, together with lesser-known functions in textile and interior style and design and the watercolors he painted in the previous decades of his existence. It highlights his link to influential artists, collaborators and his hometown of Glasgow.

Charles Rennie Waterproof coat (designer). Large-backed chair for the Ingram Street Tea Rooms, 1900-1901. Stained oak, present day horse-hair upholstery, 59 x 18 5/8 x 17 1/8 inches. Glasgow Museums. Obtained by Glasgow Corporation, as part of the Ingram Street Tearooms, 1950 © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Selection. [ DI COSMO | Courtesy of American Federation of Arts ]

The Glasgow Type arrived from the Arts and Crafts motion to develop into the only British response to Art Nouveau in the late 1890s by way of 1900s. The exhibition highlights the Glasgow College of Art’s encouragement of ladies designers, in addition the processes included in the creation of the furnishings, interiors and operates of art that define the Glasgow Design and style. Audio visible factors enrich the objects and carry Glasgow University architecture to life.

Quite a few of the artists of the Arts and Crafts motion ended up motivated by Mackintosh and the Glasgow School’s performs, and linked pieces in the museum’s collection will be highlighted with educational programming.

“(Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement) is thrilled to have the opportunity to present the breathtaking and historically important work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Faculty, contemporaries of Arts and Crafts artisans in The united states,” Rudy Ciccarello, the museum’s president, stated in a news launch. “‘Designing the New’ provides an opportunity to see MAACM’s long-lasting collection in light-weight of its global context, illuminating the several connections amongst the two actions.”

“Designing the New” is curated by Alison Brown, Glasgow Museums’ curator for European Decorative Arts and Layout from 1800 to the existing. Works bundled in the exhibition are drawn from Glasgow Museums’ civic collections, The Hunterian, College of Glasgow, The Glasgow Faculty of Art, and loans from personal collections.

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Considerable programming is planned by means of the exhibition’s operate at the museum. A entirely-illustrated catalogue will be offered for acquire in the museum shop.

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By Indana