Tate Modern

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Tate Modern address and telephone

Address:
Tate Modern is located at: Bankside,
London SE1 9TG
England
Telephone:
You can contact Tate Modern on Work +44 (0) 207 887 8888
Website:
The Tate Modern website can be visited at www.tate.org.uk

Tate Modern opening times and ticket price

Opening hours:
Tate Modern is open to the public from: 10 AM to 6 PM (Sun-Thu); 10 AM to 10 PM (Fri-Sat); Last entry 45 mins before closing
Visiting hours are subject to change, and may not apply on public holidays. Always reconfirm whether it’s open to visitors before making plans to visit Tate Modern
Time required:
A typical visit to Tate Modern lasts 1½-2 hours (approx)
Ticket cost:
The entry price for Tate Modern is: Adults free entry

How to get to Tate Modern

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 Tate Modern Bankside

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Tate Modern achieved great acclaim when in opened in May 2000 – before anyone even walked through the door. The Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron transformed an old disused power station into a new London landmark – walking away with the prestigious Pritzker prize.

The building is almost as interesting as the art itself. Take the colossal Turbine Hall, for example. This was originally the centre-piece of the power station and now resembles the insides of a huge cathedral – 525-feet long and 115-feet tall.

The two-story glass block on top of the roof contains various cafes and viewing spots of the nation’s greatest landmarks.

Painting at Tate Modern

Art exhibitions at the Tate cover a broad range of painters from 19th-century Impressionists, to modern day pop-art. Film media, photography and sculpture all feature too.

The Tate Modern’s permanent collection is grouped into four broad themes: Still Life/Objects/Real Life; Landscape/Matter/Environment; History/Memory/Society, and Nude/Action/Body.

You can find works by every famous artist of the last two centuries: Salvador Dalí, Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Francis Bacon and Mark Rothko, for example. Not to mention works by Georges Braque, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

 
  • SarahCroft – “As hard as I try, I just cannot bring myself to like contemporary art. Some of it is great, but only the ones that are "traditional". And by that I mean paintings of objects, portraits, landscapes and sculptures. Ie, regular everyday art. But I do not see the attraction in pieces that consist of nothing more than a coat hanger stuck to a dustbin lid. There is no skill involved in that, and that is what I don't like, there has a to be a degree of artistic skill involved, otherwise it is worthless. When I go to the british library, I don't expect to see pieces by an author who can't write. But that is what I see at the tate modern. It is all about "feeling", and involves practically no skill at all. For example, one of the turner prize entrants this year (not actually on display at the tate modern, but similar to the kind of pieces that they show) consists of nothing more than a speaker in an empty”
  • Fish – “I visited this the same day that I visited the magnificent ceiling painted by rubens in banqueting house, and I must say that I much prefer the classical and traditional styles of art. I am not saying there is nothing to enjoy in the modern art galleries, but I don't see the attraction in a pile of everyday objects. For example, in the national gallery you can look at van gogh's "sunflowers", which is a marvelous painting, whereas in the tate modern they would be much more likely to put the actual vase and flowers on display instead. But where is the art in that? I can see Sunflowers whenever I walk into a flower shop. The skill comes in transferring what it looks like to canvas. So, maybe I am just too old to appreciate modern art, but give me a proper painting everday of the week!.”

> Events at Tate Modern

  From to Tate Modern BanksideThe Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of Modernist Photography, drawn from Elton John's private collection.

   to Tate Modern BanksideThe Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective exhibition of works by American artist Robert Rauschenberg.

   Tate Modern BanksideCheck out the restaurant and bar at the Tate Modern art gallery, for a great view of St Paul's Cathedral across the river.

   to Tate Modern BanksideThe Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of works by the experimental photographer Wolfgang Tillmans.

   to Tate Modern BanksideThe Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of sculptures and paintings by Giacometti.

   to Tate Modern BanksideThe Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of abstract works by Turkish artist Fahrelnissa Zeid.

   to Tate Modern BanksideThe Tate Modern's 'Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power' exhibition will showcase American during the 1960s-80s.

   to Tate Modern BanksideThe Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of paintings and installations by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov.

   to Tate Modern BanksideThe 'Red Star Over Russia' exhibition at the Tate Modern will explore the visual art of the early Soviet Union, up until 1953.

   to Tate Modern BanksideThe Tate Modern will be exploring the career of Amedeo Modigliani, through a comprehensive survey of his works.

If you like Tate Modern, then you might also like…

> Saatchi Gallery The Saatchi Gallery has contemporary art from Charles Saatchi’s very own collection.
> Serpentine Gallery The Serpentine Gallery is in Kensington Gardens, and shows temporary contemporary art exhibits.
> Hayward Gallery The Hayward is in the Southbank Centre, and displays contemporary art from around the world.
 

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