Event:

The Flower and the Green Leaf: Glasgow School of Art in the Early Twentieth Century
The Mackintosh Museum, GSA

Event Type:

Exhibition

Location:

167 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RQ Mon-Fri 10.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, Sunday closed Free admission to gallery

Open:

26 Nov 2009 - 6 Feb 2010
Thu - Sat, 10:30 - 16:30

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The Flower and the Green Leaf
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The Flower and the Green Leaf: Glasgow School of Art in the Early Twentieth Century

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The Flower and the Green Leaf: Glasgow School of Art in the Early Twentieth Century

Celebrating 100 years since the completion of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterwork, the Glasgow School of Art building, this exhibition explores the lives and works of GSA's staff and students during the early twentieth century, displaying previously unseen works of art from our own archives and other international collections.

The exhibition displays items from each of the four departments of the time: Painting and Drawing; Modelling and Sculpture; Design and Decorative Art; Architecture. Included are a set of drawings for the Mackintosh Building by Charles Rennie Mackintosh dated 1910; a green linen bag designed by Grace Wilson Melvin (1892-1977), embroidered in green white and violet, the colours of the suffragette movement; photographs of staff and students in the early 20th century; life drawings by students of the time and the inaugural Bram Stoker Medal awarded for most imaginative work of the year, dated 1903.

This exhibition was supported by Glasgow City Council, Anderson Strathern, Blythswood Square, Deloitte, The Mary Andrew Charitable Trust, and the James Wood Bequest Fund.

This exhibition was accompanied by a series of Lunchtime Lectures, and a book which is available to purchase from the GSA Shop.