Tate Modern

Tate Modern

Art Museum · Bankside, London


Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in London. It is Britain's national gallery of international modern art and forms part of the Tate group. It is based in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of the London Borough of Southwark. Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1900 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art. Tate Modern is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the world.

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This riverside icon is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, but it's a historic piece of architecture, too: the former Bankside Power Station. Its 2016 Switch House extension added gallery space and incredible 360-degree views of the London skyline. Discover works by the likes of Warhol, Matisse and Bourgeois, all part of the free permanent collection, then take the Tate Boat (decorated by Damien Hirst) along the Thames to Tate Britain. It runs every 30 minutes during opening hours.
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Londoners couldn’t believe their luck when Tate Modern first opened back in the year 2000. Here was a space so big and multi-functional you felt you could pretty much live in it: wafting between its galleries, cafés and temporary exhibitions, soaking up the views towards St Paul’s, meeting friends — and generally blurring the lines between gallery-going and the rest of life.
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If You Want a Fresh Perspective: Cezanne. Vying with Picasso for the mantle of most important modernist artist in history, this vast exhibition makes a case for Cezanne. With room after room filled with portraits, landscapes and still lifes from the artist’s prolific career, visitors will be dazzled by how contemporary many of the artworks seem, and how prescient Cezanne’s perspective proved to be. Through March 12, 2023
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Tate Modern is a great place for the artsy couple. The gallery located in London’s South Bank has a variety of free art exhibitions to explore, with new exhibitions coming in regularly. Be sure to get timed tickets to enjoy a day experiencing all of the different artwork and taking some very cool pictures. There are a lot of interesting exhibits, including the popular Kusama in America.
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One of London's most amazing attractions, this outstanding modern- and contemporary-art gallery is housed in the creatively revamped Bankside Power Station. A spellbinding synthesis of modern art and capacious industrial brick design, Tate Modern has been extraordinarily successful in bringing challenging work to the masses, both through its free permanent collection and fee-charged big-name temporary exhibitions.
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