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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.
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.
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Great view from the Tate Modern restaurant From 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.
Giacometti exhibition, at the Tate Modern to Tate Modern BanksideThe Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of sculptures and paintings by Giacometti.
Fahrelnissa Zeid exhibition, at the Tate Modern to Tate Modern BanksideThe Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of abstract works by Turkish artist Fahrelnissa Zeid.
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 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.
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov exhibition -- Tate Modern to Tate Modern BanksideThe Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of paintings and installations by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov.
Red Star Over Russia -- Art from the Soviet Union 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.
Amedeo Modigliani exhibition, at the Tate Modern to Tate Modern BanksideThe Tate Modern will be exploring the career of Amedeo Modigliani, through a comprehensive survey of his works.
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