A year-long programme of events has been launched (14 December 2017) to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Exhibitions, events, seminars and tours will take place across 2018 to celebrate the incredible legacy and creative genius of Glasgow’s great cultural icon.
Mackintosh 150 is being co-ordinated by Mackintosh heritage partners from across Glasgow and beyond, who have come together to create a year-long celebration throughout 2018.
Highlights include a major exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, a programme of events at The Lighthouse and at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, as well as the re-opening of Mackintosh at the Willow, Miss Cranston’s original Tea Rooms in Sauchiehall Street. The Glasgow School of Art, The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow, House for An Art Lover and the new V&A Dundee will all play host to dedicated event and exhibition programmes.
As well as commemorating his remarkable achievements, Mackintosh 150 provides a focal point in safeguarding Mackintosh legacy for future generations, inspiring more young people to take an interest in art and design and promoting the unique portfolio for visitors and tourists.
Mackintosh 150 takes place as multi-million pound investment in Mackintosh’s built heritage continues at: The Glasgow School of Art, The Hill House in Helensburgh and the Sauchiehall Street Tearooms, while 2018 will also see restoration projects, such as the Oak Room at V&A Dundee, brought to life.
Born in Glasgow on 7 June 1868, Charles Rennie Mackintosh went on to be regarded as one of the most creative figures of the 20th century and a leading figure in both the Scottish Arts and Crafts Movement and European Art Nouveau.
An architect, designer and artist, Mackintosh left a legacy of magnificent work and is considered one of the principal exponents of the Glasgow Style.
Glasgow is home to the world’s pre-eminent collection of Mackintosh buildings, drawings and designs, which can be explored at venues across the city as well as at two key attractions in nearby Helensburgh.
Organisations and venues taking part in Mackintosh 150 include:
During the year we have an exciting programme of events taking place at Mackintosh Queen's Cross.
You can book all the events at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross at mackintosh/eventbrite, or tel. 0141 946 6600
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Future Events in 2018/19
Exhibitions and Concerts
Kieran Austin (Illustrator) and Duncan Legate (Furniture maker), Artist and Artisan Exhibition is on throughout October.
Ewelina Brzozowska & Maciej Granat recital for Harp and Piano - Friday 12 October
Siobhan Healey - Siobhan's Illuminated Letters exhibition runs throughout November.
Les Sirènes Female Chamber Choir - Friday 14 December is when we are delighted to welcome Les Sirenes back to Queen's Cross.
Celtic Connections in 2019
Year round programme…
We also do tours, weddings, conferences, exhibitions, educational programmes and cultural events.
Tickets available from Mackintosh Church
Tel: 0141 946 6600