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A year-long programme of events will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great cultural icon Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Mackintosh 150. Highlights include a major exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (Making the Glasgow Style, Mar 30-Aug 14), events at The Lighthouse and the Mackintosh Church at Queen’s Cross (the only church he designed) and the reopening of Mackintosh at the Willow, Miss Cranston’s original Tea Rooms in Sauchiehall Street.

Dedicated events and exhibitions will also take place at Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow Art Club (for which Mackintosh designed interior features, including the Mackintosh Frieze, his rst public work), The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow, House for An Art Lover and The Lighthouse.

An architect, designer and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a leading gure in both the Scottish Arts and Crafts Movement and European Art Nouveau. Glasgow is home to the world’s pre-eminent collection of Mackintosh buildings, drawings and designs, with two more key attractions in nearby Helensburgh, the Hill House and the Mackintosh Club. Work by Mackintosh’s wife, artist Margaret Macdonald, will also feature.

Glasgow’s businesses are also being invited to participate in Mackintosh 150. For example, members of the 80-strong Glasgow Restaurant Association will create Mackintosh-themed dishes and drinks and use the Mackintosh font in their menus.

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