Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style is Now Open

At the end of the 19th century, the Glasgow Style emerged as the major manifestation of Art Nouveau in Britain, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh was its greatest proponent.

Experience the first US exhibition in a generation to highlight Mackintosh’s innovative architecture, designs, and paintings. Explore the larger circle of artists and craftspeople, including many women, with whom he collaborated to create the unique and dynamic Glasgow Style.

The Frist Art Museum turns 20!

We continue to celebrate our birthday and invite you to reminisce virtually with us by looking back on a selection of important exhibitions from each year of our history. We’ve created a page on our website that will be updated regularly and now includes descriptions and images from 2001 through 2012.

Follow us @FristArtMuseum and use #FristTurns20 to share your memories of the past 20 years!

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Upcoming events

Jun 24

Frist at Home: Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style

Thursday, June 24, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; registration required

Join us wherever you are for a Frist at Home online tour—a closer look at some of the art currently at the museum. Spend thirty minutes in the company of our docents and other art lovers. This conversation will focus on Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh… Read More
Jun 24

Teen ARTlab: Intro to Video Collage

Thursday, June 24, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Presented on Zoom
Free; registration required

Studio NPL mentor Seth joins us to talk about video collage and guide attendees through making their own. Editing is often called “the invisible art” in film because it can go unnoticed by the audience, but video collage is an art of editing and sampling. Seth will… Read More
Jun 24

Lecture and Tasting
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Tea Movement

Thursday, June 24, 7:00–8:00 p.m.

Free; registration required
Presented on Zoom

Tea historian Bruce Richardson discusses the history of British tea, Mackintosh’s relationship with Catherine Cranston, and the influence of japonisme on Scottish tea and art at the turn of the twentieth century. This one-hour illustrated Zoom lecture will include an optional at-home tea tasting Read More
Jul 1

Frist at Home: Architecture

Thursday, July 1, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; registration required

Join us wherever you are for a Frist at Home tour—a closer look at the architecture of our building. Read More
Jul 8

Frist at Home: Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style

Thursday, July 8, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; registration required

Join us wherever you are for a Frist at Home online tour—a closer look at some of the art currently at the museum. Spend thirty minutes in the company of our docents and other art lovers. This conversation will focus on Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh… Read More
Jul 9

Storytime: Butterfly Park, by Elly MacKay

Friday, July 9, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Space is limited; Free

When a little girl moves to a new town, she finds a place called Butterfly Park. But when she opens the gate, there are no butterflies. Determined to lure the butterflies in, the girl inspires her entire town to help her. And with their combined efforts, soon the butterflies—and the girl—feel right at home. Elly MacKay’s luminous cut-paper illustrations and enchanting story encourage community, friendship, and wonderment in the beauty of everyday life. Read More
Jul 15

Frist at Home: Architecture

Thursday, July 15, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; registration required

Join us wherever you are for a Frist at Home tour—a closer look at the architecture of our building. Read More
Jul 17

Adult ARTlab: Patterned Textiles

Saturday, July 17, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

Frist Art Museum Studio C; SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT. In this workshop with teaching artist Yanira Vissepo, participants will acquire basic skills for designing and making their own patterned textiles, inspired by the exhibition Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style. After students explore the work of Mackintosh and his contemporaries during a walk through the exhibition, they will sketch and create their own designs. Then, they will use techniques such as stenciling and block printing to transfer images onto fabric, with an emphasis on pattern making. Read More
Jul 18

Adult ARTlab: Patterned Textiles

Sunday, July 18, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

Frist Art Museum Studio C; SOLD OUT

In this workshop with teaching artist Yanira Vissepo, participants will acquire basic skills for designing and making their own patterned textiles, inspired by the exhibition Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style. After students explore the work of Mackintosh and his contemporaries during a walk through the exhibition, they will sketch and create their own designs. Then, they will use techniques such as stenciling and block printing to transfer images onto fabric, with an emphasis on pattern making. Read More
Jul 22

Frist at Home: Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style

Thursday, July 22, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; registration required

Join us wherever you are for a Frist at Home online tour—a closer look at some of the art currently at the museum. Spend thirty minutes in the company of our docents and other art lovers. This conversation will focus on Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh… Read More
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