March 28, 2023


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New show will come to Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Motion in St. Petersburg

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The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Motion has announced 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 very first touring U.S. exhibition in a generation for the renowned Scottish architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). A lot of of the performs experienced not been exhibited in the U.S. at any time prior to. The tour began in 2019 in Baltimore, and the exhibition can make its final U.S. cease at the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Motion in St. Petersburg, operating March 11-June 5.

The exhibition attributes 166 will work of art and structure by and connected to Waterproof coat and the Glasgow Faculty of Artwork. It options seminal will work by Mackintosh, which includes graphic styles for posters and significant-backed chairs for artistic tea rooms, alongside with lesser-acknowledged functions in textile and interior layout and the watercolors he painted in the very last decades of his life. It highlights his connection to influential artists, collaborators and his hometown of Glasgow.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (designer). High-backed chair for the Ingram Road Tea Rooms, 1900-1901. Stained oak, modern-day horse-hair upholstery, 59 x 18 5/8 x 17 1/8 inches. Glasgow Museums. Acquired by Glasgow Company, as part of the Ingram Avenue Tearooms, 1950 © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Selection. [ DI COSMO | Courtesy of American Federation of Arts ]

The Glasgow Style arrived from the Arts and Crafts motion to turn out to be the only British reaction to Art Nouveau in the late 1890s by way of 1900s. The exhibition highlights the Glasgow University of Art’s encouragement of women designers, moreover the processes included in the generation of the furnishings, interiors and functions of artwork that outline the Glasgow Style. Audiovisual parts enhance the objects and deliver Glasgow School architecture to life.

Many of the artists of the Arts and Crafts movement were being encouraged by Mackintosh and the Glasgow School’s functions, and relevant parts in the museum’s collection will be highlighted with academic programming.

“(Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement) is thrilled to have the prospect to existing the gorgeous and historically considerable perform of Charles Rennie Waterproof coat and the Glasgow University, contemporaries of Arts and Crafts artisans in The united states,” Rudy Ciccarello, the museum’s president, said in a news release. “‘Designing the New’ provides an possibility to see MAACM’s permanent assortment in mild of its worldwide context, illuminating the many connections between the two actions.”

“Designing the New” is curated by Alison Brown, Glasgow Museums’ curator for European Ornamental Arts and Style from 1800 to the present. Works integrated in the exhibition are drawn from Glasgow Museums’ civic collections, The Hunterian, College of Glasgow, The Glasgow Faculty of Artwork, and financial loans from private collections.

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Intensive programming is prepared by means of the exhibition’s operate at the museum. A totally illustrated catalog will be accessible for invest in in the museum retail store.

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