Tate Modern

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Tate Modern is Britain's national museum of modern art.

Housed in the former Bankside Power Station, Tate Modern displays the Tate collection of international modern art from 1900 to the present day.

Since it opened in May 2000, more than 40 million people have visited Tate Modern. It is one of the UK’s top three tourist attractions and generates an estimated £100 million in economic benefits to London annually.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Open Sunday-Thursday, 10.00-1800 and Fri & Sat 10.00-22.00

Closed 24-26 December

Admission charges

Collection displays - free
Exhibitions - various

Discounts

  • International Council of Museums

Tate Modern's collection displays include major works by Dalí, Picasso, Matisse, Rothko and Warhol as well as contemporary work by artists such as Dorothy Cross, Gilbert & George and Susan Hiller.

Collection details

Photography, Performing Arts, Fine Art, Film and Media, Archives

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

  • 12 July 2016 — 22 October 2017 *on now

A rare opportunity to see the art which established ‘Black Art’ within America’s history.

Spanning the period 1963–83, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power explores how the category ‘Black Art’ was defined, rejected and redefined by artists across the United States. Most of the works are on display in the UK for the first time and introduce the UK audience to American artists such as Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Lorraine O’Grady and Betye Saar, alongside prominent British Guyanese painter Frank Bowling who was resident in New York much of this time.

Beginning with the establishment of Spiral art collective in 1963, the exhibition explores how debate raged among and beyond African American visual artists as to what it meant to make and show art, who it was for and how to relate it to the Civil Rights movement and other campaigns for racial empowerment.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

FREE for Members
Ticket information and booking will be available shortly

Website

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/soul-nation-art-age-black-power

Fahrelnissa Zeid

  • 7 June — 15 October 2017 *on now

Fahrelnissa Zeid was one of the most influential female Turkish artists.

Trained in both Paris and Istanbul, Fahrelnissa Zeid (1901–1991) is best known for her large-scale abstract paintings. Her abstract vocabulary has been described as a synthesis of Islamic, Byzantine, Arab and Persian influences combined with stylistic elements that were developed in Europe during the post-war period.

The exhibition examines the evolution of Zeid’s figurative and abstract work, the themes she pursued and the methods and materials she experimented with during her career. It also highlights the tension in the works and the complex patterns and influences that have dominated Zeid’s practice: dynamism, the desire to represent motion through painting and her obsession with geometrical details.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

FREE for Members
Ticket information and booking will be available shortly

Website

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/fahrelnissa-zeid

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

  • 10 October 2017 — 4 February 2018

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov are Russian-born conceptual artists known for their pioneering large-scale environments and installations.

Deeply rooted in the visual culture of Soviet society and yet speaking equally to universal themes, this major exhibition explores the theme of failed utopia. Combining the artists’ characteristic use of melancholia, fictional characterisation and humour, the exhibition traces a line from Ilya Kabakov’s early paintings, drawings, albums and installations made in Moscow before his emigration to the West in 1987, to the collaborative projects made with Emilia in America since 1988, including immersive installations and architectural models.

Admission

FREE for Members
Ticket information and booking will be available shortly

Website

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/ilya-and-emilia-kabakov

Red Star Over Russia

  • 8 November 2017 — 18 February 2018

Discover how Russian and Soviet artists created their unique visual identity.

The year 2017 will mark the centenary of the October Revolution, which heralded a wave of innovation and design in Russia. In the years that followed 1917, as Russia became the Soviet Union, these early experiments and diverse practices formed a new visual culture for a nation that covered one sixth of the Earth.

Red Star Over Russia explores artworks made by Russian and Soviet artists over five decades, from the first revolution of 1905 to the death of Stalin in 1953. Rarely seen posters, photographs, and other graphic works from the David King Collection – now part of Tate – are on display, including work by El Lissitzky, Gustav Klutsis, Dmitri Moor, Alexander Deineka, Nina Vatolina and Yevgeny Khaldei.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

FREE for Members
Ticket information and booking will be available shortly

Website

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/red-star-over-russia

Modigliani

  • 22 November 2017 — 2 April 2018

The most comprehensive UK survey of Amedeo Modigliani’s work.

Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) produced some of the most memorable art of the early twentieth century. Born in Livorno, Italy and working in Paris from 1906, his career was tragically short but experimentation was a consistent priority.

Connecting biography with practice, and including works in different media, the exhibition places Modigliani’s work in dialogue with pieces by his contemporaries including Brancusi and early Picasso. His sculpture, portraiture, nudes and paintings of young peasants reveal a body of work that borrowed from – and contributed to – the visual culture of his time.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

FREE for Members
Ticket information and booking will be available shortly

Website

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/modigliani

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

BT series: Hear artists talk about their work

http://www.tate.org.uk/btseries/

The BT Series is a unique initiative for Tate Online which lets you explore works by selected artists and ask about their work.
The BT Series has been developed with BT's creative design and filmmaking team. As exclusive sponsor of Tate Online, BT provides Tate with technological support, online broadcasting and hosting, and develops innovative projects like this.

Online Courses

Tate's new online course on Artists' Techniques and Methods is the first of a new selection of online courses to be launched over the next two years.

Online Study Days

http://www.tate.org.uk/learning/studydays/

The study days often relate closely to major exhibitions at Tate Modern or to key aspects of the curriculums taught at The Open University. Each study day is broken into a series of short presentations, which are supported with summary information and suggested further reading. The content will have most value for those with some existing knowledge in histories and theories of modern art.

Schools and Teachers

http://www.tate.org.uk/schoolsteachers/

All the resources you need for teaching art in the classroom, from Teachers' Packs to teacher training

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
Greater London
SE1 9TG
England

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Website

www.tate.org.uk/modern/

E-mail

Bookings

visiting.modern@tate.org.uk

Telephone

Public Events and Courses bookings

020 7887 8888

Family Events and Schools bookings

020 7887 3959

Recorded information

020 7887 8008

Minicom

020 7887 8687

Fax

020 7887 8007

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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