Glasgow: Patrons, Art & Innovation
21 Sep — 27 Sep 2021 | Tour Director: Evelyn Silber
• Follow the work of key figures including Robert Adam, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson and Charles Rennie Mackintosh
• Take a trip to the Isle of Bute for Mount Stuart, one of the most lavish and individual late Victorian houses in Scotland
• Enjoy a visit to Dumfries House, a Palladian mansion featuring an outstanding collection of 18th century furniture
MA, PhD, FMA
art historian, former museums director
Assemble 1345 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow, for six nights. Gentle orientation walk followed by tea at the ‘Mackintosh at the Willow’ tearooms. Evening lecture: Glasgow’s History in Architecture.
Morning: Riverside Museum (exhibits of late 19th and 20th century industrial and social history, in a striking building designed by Zaha Hadid). Afternoon: Mackintosh Queen’s Cross (Mackintosh’s only church) and Tenement House (early 20th century decoration). Evening lecture: Art in Glasgow around 1900.
Whole day excursion to Dumfries House (18th century Adam house with unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture) for guided tour and some free time to explore the gardens.
Morning: Hill House (Mackintosh’s finest domestic work, currently preserved by an innovative ‘box’ enabling the exterior to be explored from roof to ground level). Afternoon: Hunterian Art Gallery and Mackintosh House (subject to confirmation). Free evening.
Morning: House for an Art Lover (designed by Mackintosh as an international competition entry for an imaginary patron – visit subject to confirmation). Afternoon: Holmwood House (19th century villa) and Scotland Street School Museum (building designed by Mackintosh).
Whole day excursion by coach and ferry to the Isle of Bute for visit to Mount Stuart (guided tour followed by some free time to explore the gardens).
Morning: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. Tour disperses c 1230 at Glasgow Central Station, c 1245 at Glasgow Queen Street Station and c 1330 at Glasgow International Airport.
21 Sep — 27 Sep 2021
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Glasgow: Patrons, Art & Innovation is now part of a series of gently paced tours, created specially by ACE for those who prefer a more laid-back, less physically demanding itinerary while retaining the same high level of academic content. Walking distances are typically shorter, visits are more relaxed, and time is dedicated to the gradual appreciation of, and explorations within, our immediate surroundings. Hotels will usually be situated in central locations to allow for ease of access to major amenities; while group members are regularly encouraged to enjoy each location in their own way and at their own pace. Please note that participants should meet our usual fitness requirements.
FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
This tour will involve some walking but this will be taken at a relaxed pace. Please note that our visit to Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute will involve travel by ferry. There are steps into some buildings, but generally lifts or ramps are available.
Cost of £1575 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, five dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £360.