At the time Kate Cranston opened her Glasgow tearooms, the city was a centre of artistic innovation, and the tearooms served as art galleries for paintings by the Glasgow Boys. In 1900 Cranston gave Rennie Mackintosh the opportunity to redesign an entire room at her Ingram Street tearoom. He had recently married the artist Margaret MacDonald, and together they created the White Dining Room. This lecture focuses on Charles Rennie and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh’s varied and innovative work for Miss Cranston’s Glasgow tearooms, and also explores the tearoom phenomenon in Glasgow.
Dr. Evelyn A Silber
Evelyn Silber was Director of Leeds Museums and Galleries from 1995 to 2001 and Director of the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow from 2001 to 2006. She is the author of books on Jacob Epstein and Gaudier-Brzeska and has lectured for societies, universities and museums in Britain and the USA. She is the former Chair of Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society.