Thursday, June 24, 7:00 p.m.
presented by Bruce Richardson, tea historian
Lecture: Free. Registration required.
Victorian Glasgow was filled with tearooms, thanks in part to the grand maven of tea Catherine Cranston, who owned five prosperous tea parlors by 1903. She turned to local artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh to help design her last two locations, one of which remains today as a temple to the artist’s creative genius. 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, followed by a twenty-minute question-and-answer session.