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Charles Rennie Mackintosh at the Walters

All-Day Tour

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Code: 1ND009

"The May Queen", 1900, by Margaret Macdonald (Courtesy The Walters Art Museum)

Baltimore-based arts journalist Richard Selden leads a tour to the Walters Art Museum, where the exhibition Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the revolutionary Scottish architect who defined a unique vision of art nouveau design.

Featuring a variety of media including furniture, posters, textiles, architectural drawings, books, and ceramics, the exhibition presents Mackintosh’s work in the context of his key predecessors, contemporaries, and the international influences from which they drew inspiration, including Japanese sword guards, Islamic tiles, and extraordinary book bindings.

Participants also visit the furniture galleries at the Maryland Historical Society, which include many pieces of veneered and painted furniture from the early 19th century, the golden age of Baltimore furniture production.

The group lunches at the Alexander Brown restaurant, which opened this year in an historic National Register building dating to 1901.

Fringe stop at about 8:55 a.m.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.

Departs from the Holiday Inn Capitol at
550 C St SW (corner of 6th & C Sts)
Fringe: I-495, Exit 27 carpool parking lot