A year-long programme of events, Mackintosh 150, has been launched 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.
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 The Willow Tearooms, Miss Cranston’s original Tea Rooms on 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’s legacy has been identified as one of the drivers of the Glasgow Tourism and Visitor Plan to 2023, which aims to grow the city’s economy by increasing overnight leisure tourism visits by one million over the next six years.
Activities for schools, young children and families will take place throughout the year as part of Mackintosh 150 and include art competitions; workshops; story-telling and much, much more.
Further events will be added to the programme and announced in the coming months. More information at: www.glasgowmackintosh.com/events