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Tate Liverpool is one of the largest galleries of modern and contemporary art outside London and is housed in a beautiful converted warehouse in the historic Albert Dock. Part of a family of galleries that include Tate Britain and Tate Modern in London and Tate St Ives in Cornwall, Tate Liverpool is the home of the National Collection of Modern Art in the North. Tate Liverpool displays work selected from the Tate Collection and special exhibitions which bring together artwork loaned from around the world. The exhibitions show modern and contemporary art from 1900 to the present day which includes photography, video and installation as well as painting and sculpture.
There are a wide range of events and family activities which include free introductory tours, exhibition talks and lectures as well as free family events which take place every Sunday afternoon. Tate Shop and Tate Café are open during gallery hours.
All floors are accessible by wheelchair and wheelchairs are available on request.
Gallery, Artist studio or collective, Archive, Festivals
Mon-Sun (including Bank Holiday Mondays) 10.00 - 17.50
Last admission to special exhibitions is at 17.00
Closed 25-26 Dec and Good Friday
Admission free to Tate Collection
Charges for special exhibitions
No permanent collection. Collection displays from the Tate Collection.
Fine Art, Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media, Social History, World Cultures, Photography, Music, Performing Arts, Design
DLA Piper Series: Constellations
- 3 May 2013 — 30 May 2014 *on now
DLA Piper Series: Constellations features more than one hundred works, many never seen before at Tate Liverpool andtakes a fresh look at the links between artworks across time and location of origin.
Constellations examines the role of nine ‘trigger’ artworks displayed within groups or ‘constellations’ of other artworks from many periods in art history. The display actively encourages the viewer to consider how the nine works were influenced by or influenced the surrounding constellation of works. The ‘trigger’ works have been chosen because of their continuous and revolutionary effect on modern and contemporary art.
- 28 February — 11 May 2014 *on now
Keywords is a dynamic exhibition and lecture programme looking at how changes in the meaning of words reflect the cultural shifts in our society.
Raymond Chandler’s book Keywords is the inspiration for this exhibition. The book considers the usage, origin and meaning of over one hundred and thirty words which Chandler felt recurred most often in discussions about society and culture.
The exhibition aims to present this book in an alternative format, by representing each word through a collection of artworks and so explore the connections between words and images.
For information on tickets for this exhibition visit the Tate Liverpool website.
Tate Liverpool: Collective Stargazing
- 16 May 2014 4-9pm
Spend an evening with the ‘stars’ of the Tate collection this LightNight…
Tate Liverpool invites you to take part in an interactive evening of Collective Stargazing, offering you the chance to reinterpret our collections display DLA Piper series: Constellations. The displays group together major twentieth century artworks, which share common links, ideas and connections. Accompanying each constellation is a graphic word cloud containing key words which explore and highlight these themes.
This LightNight create your own word clouds for Constellations including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Barbara Hepworth and Jackson Pollock. Your ideas could replace the existing ones, offering new interpretations of the artwork on display.
With two floors of art, and the shop and café remaining open into the evening, LightNight 2014 at Tate Liverpool is a great opportunity for groups of all ages to enjoy a special out-of-hours activity at the gallery.
Collective Stargazing sessions at Tate Liverpool begin at 18:30 with further sessions at 19:45. Book your place for free from 18:00 at the front desk.
This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.
Mondrian: Abstraction into the World
- 6 June — 21 September 2014
Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872–1944) was one of the most important contributors to the development of abstract art at the beginning of the 20th century. This brand new exhibition, which commemorates the 70th anniversary of the artist’s death, provides fresh insights into Mondrian’s practice and explores his relationship with architecture and urbanism.
The exhibition focuses on this connection between painting and architecture after Mondrian’s move to Paris in 1911, with a fascinating reconstruction of his Parisian studio being a major highlight. Visitors can explore a life-size replica of the studio, and physically immerse themselves in Mondrian’s world and work
For information on tickets for this exhibition, visit the Tate Liverpool website.