Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow style
15 March – 26 August 2019
This exhibition spans the lifetime of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928) and his contemporaries, exploring the movement that became known as The Glasgow Style.
The Glasgow Style refers to the design and decorative arts centred around the work by teachers, students and graduates of the Glasgow School of Art produced between about 1890 and 1920.
Glasgow was the birthplace of the only Art Nouveau ‘movement’ in the UK and its style made ripples internationally. The exhibition presents objects from Glasgow Museums and the Mitchell Library and Archives as well as loans from private and public collections. About 250 objects are on display across the full spectrum of media, including stained glass, ceramics, mosaic, metalwork, furniture, stencilling, embroidery, graphics, books, interiors and architecture.
Caption: Illustration from ‘Ver Sacrum’ by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1901. Wikimedia Commons
- Location Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL
- How to get there By train: Liverpool Lime Street – Wirral and national services, Moorfields station – Northern line services (Southport – Hunts Cross), Liverpool Central – Wirral and Northern line services; By car: the Walker is in the city centre, close to the entrance to the Queensway Tunnel and Lime Street Station – follow the directions to Liverpool Lime St station where there is a car park just opposite the Walker Art Gallery in William Brown Street; By bus: nearest bus stations are Queens Square bus station and Liverpool One bus station
- Opening hours 10 am – 5 pm daily, e except on 24, 25, 26 and 31 December and 1 January, when they are closed all day.
- Tickets cost: Adults: £9; Concession: £8; Children 6 – 17 years: £2; Children aged 0-5 years go free
- Further information 0151 478 4199