New exhibit comes to Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in St. Petersburg

The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Motion has introduced a new exhibition coming in March. “Designing the New: Charles Rennie Waterproof coat and the Glasgow Style” is a touring exhibition arranged by Glasgow Museums and the American Federation of Arts.

It is the initially touring U.S. exhibition in a generation for the renowned Scottish architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Waterproof coat (1868-1928). A lot of of the performs experienced not been exhibited in the U.S. ever just before. The tour commenced in 2019 in Baltimore, and the exhibition can make its last U.S. end at the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in St. Petersburg, functioning March 11-June 5.

The exhibition capabilities 166 performs of art and structure by and relevant to Waterproof coat and the Glasgow School of Art. It characteristics seminal performs by Waterproof coat, like graphic types for posters and large-backed chairs for artistic tea rooms, alongside with lesser-acknowledged operates in textile and inside structure and the watercolors he painted in the very last a long time of his lifestyle. It highlights his link to influential artists, collaborators and his hometown of Glasgow.

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

The Glasgow Style came from the Arts and Crafts movement to grow to be the only British response to Art Nouveau in the late 1890s via 1900s. The exhibition highlights the Glasgow College of Art’s encouragement of females designers, additionally the procedures included in the development of the furnishings, interiors and will work of artwork that determine the Glasgow Model. Audiovisual parts greatly enhance the objects and deliver Glasgow Faculty architecture to existence.

Quite a few of the artists of the Arts and Crafts motion ended up inspired by Waterproof coat and the Glasgow School’s will work, and connected pieces in the museum’s selection will be highlighted with instructional programming.

“(Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Motion) is thrilled to have the option to existing the spectacular and historically sizeable work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow College, contemporaries of Arts and Crafts artisans in The usa,” Rudy Ciccarello, the museum’s president, mentioned in a news release. “‘Designing the New’ supplies an chance to see MAACM’s long-lasting assortment in light of its global context, illuminating the lots of connections in between the two movements.”

“Designing the New” is curated by Alison Brown, Glasgow Museums’ curator for European Decorative Arts and Design from 1800 to the existing. Is effective included in the exhibition are drawn from Glasgow Museums’ civic collections, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, The Glasgow University of Artwork, and financial loans from private collections.

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Considerable programming is planned by the exhibition’s operate at the museum. A thoroughly illustrated catalog will be obtainable for acquire in the museum retailer.

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