Tate Modern

Tate Modern art gallery
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Address:
Tate Modern, BanksideSE1 9TG
Tel:
Work 0207 887 8888
Web:
tate.org.uk

Opening times and price

Opening hours:
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
Ticket cost:
Adults free entry
Time required:
A typical visit to Tate Modern lasts 1½-2 hours (approx)

Getting to Tate Modern

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Trains:
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The nearest train station to Tate Modern is Southwark
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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.

 
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  • 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 mod… more”

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