Scottish History & Charles Rennie Mackintosh at Kelvingrove Museum
Join us at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum for an unforgettable day of educational discovery. We are joined by one of the curators for an introductory talk to learn about the history of Kelvingrove as well as brief overview of Scottish history before enjoying a delightful lunch in the restaurant. In the afternoon our curator will guide us through the museum on an exclusive tour of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh collection, providing an in-depth insight and answering any questions there may be. After the tour you are free to explore the rest of the museum at your leisure.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum was first opened in 1901 as the Palace of Fine Arts for the International exhibition that year. It is today one of the most visited attractions in Scotland featuring 22 themed galleries displaying over 8000 objects. The collections that are housed at Kelvingrove are wide-ranging and are of international significance, covering areas of interest such as natural history, arms and armour and a variety of art from various schools and movements, notably the so-called ‘Glasgow Boys’.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh is arguably Scotland’s most famous architect and designer of the 20th Century and his works were influential in European design movements such as Art Nouveau and Secessionism. Living most of his life in Glasgow, there are many buildings around the city that are to Mackintosh’s architectural design, including the Glasgow School of Art, Queens Cross Church and the Daily Record Building. Later in life, Mackintosh focussed more on his work as a watercolour artist painting a wide collection of landscapes and flower studies.