Tate Britain

Tate Britain
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Tate Britain is the national gallery of British art from 1500 to the present day, from the Tudors to the Turner Prize.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Open everyday 10.00-17.50
Open until 22.00 on the first Friday of each month

Closed: 24, 25, 26 December

Admission charges

Entry is free except for major exhibitions

Discounts

  • International Council of Museums

Tate holds the greatest collection of British art in the world, including works by Blake, Constable, Epstein, Gainsborough, Gilbert & George, Hatoum, Hirst, Hockney, Hodgkin, Hogarth, Moore, Rossetti, Sickert, Spencer, Stubbs and Turner. The gallery is the world centre for the understanding and enjoyment of British art, and helps promote interest in British art internationally.

Collection details

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

Key artists and exhibits

  • Blake
  • Constable
  • Epstein
  • Gainsborough
  • Gilbert & George
  • Hatoum
  • Hirst
  • Hockney
  • Hodgkin
  • Hogarth
  • Moore
  • Rossetti
  • Sickert
  • Spencer
  • Stubbs
  • Turner
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Queer British Art

  • 5 April — 1 October 2017 *on now

Presenting the first UK show to focus exclusively on queer British art.

The opening of Queer British Art marks the 50 year anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Featuring works from the Pre-Raphaelites to Francis Bacon, the show explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed.

Deeply personal and intimate works are presented alongside pieces aimed at a wider public, which helped to forge a sense of community. Together, they reveal a remarkable range of identities and stories, from the playful to the political and from the erotic to the domestic. With paintings, drawings, personal photographs and film from artists such as John Singer Sargent, Dora Carrington and David Hockney the diversity of queer British art is celebrated as never before.

Admission

FREE for Members
Ticket information and booking will be available shortly

Website

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/queer-british-art

Rachel Whiteread

  • 12 September 2017 — 4 February 2018

Celebrating over 25 years of Rachel Whiteread's internationally acclaimed sculpture.

The most comprehensive exhibition to date of Rachel Whiteread, one of the Britain’s leading contemporary artists. Her work is characterized by its use of industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber and metal to cast the surfaces and volume in and around everyday objects and architectural space, creating evocative sculptures that range from the intimate to the monumental.

Born in London in 1963, Whiteread was the first woman to win the Turner Prize in 1993. The same year she made House (1993–1994), a life-sized cast of the interior of a condemned terraced house in London’s East End, which existed for a few months before it was controversially demolished. Major public projects, such as the Holocaust Memorial (1995) in Vienna, and Cabin (2015) in New York, have marked her career ever since, and have prompted key series of works represented in the exhibition in the form of sculptures, drawings and documentary material.

This study of Whiteread’s career brings together well-known works such as Ghost (1990), Untitled (100 Spaces) (1995) and Untitled (Staircase) (2001) alongside works that have never been previously exhibited.

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-britain/exhibition/rachel-whiteread

The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile

  • 2 November 2017 — 29 April 2018

The story of the artists who fled to Britain to escape war in France.

This exhibition presents captivating works by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro and their compatriots.

In the 1870s, France was devastated by the Franco-Prussian war and insurrection in Paris, driving artists to seek refuge across the Channel. Their experiences in London and the friendships that developed not only influenced their own work but also contributed to the British art scene.

This exhibition is the first to map the connections between French and British artists, patrons and art dealers during a traumatic period in French history. Highlighting their engagement with British culture, traditions and social life, their art is a fascinating insight into how London was perceived by the visiting French artists and the remarkable works that came from their time here are not to be missed.

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-britain/exhibition/impressionists-london-french-artists-exile

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.

My Imaginary City

http://kids.tate.org.uk/games/my-imaginary-city/

Artists use their imaginations to create scenes and places that are not real and that might never exist. If you could invent your own imaginary city what would it be like?

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 Webquests

http://nmolp.tate.org.uk/webquests/

Webquests are online activities for children, using the collections of nine national museums and galleries.

The Case of the Mysterious Object

http://www.tate.org.uk/detective/mysteriousobject.htm

The Silver Cage: Film

http://kids.tate.org.uk/films/film1.shtm

Inspired by Cornelia Parker's 'Thirty Pieces of Silver', the Art Sparks create their own work, 'The Silver Cage'. Watch the film to see what they did.

How to obtain

View online on the Tate Kids site.

The Zoom Room

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

Welcome to the Zoom Room, where you can zoom into fresh ideas for making art. The Zoom Room contains an archive of informal art activities carried out by children in the Tate galleries. Get new ideas for making collages, creating snow globes, putting on performances, or carving soap sculptures. Tips are provided for children, explaining how to carry out these activities in the classroom or at home.

Tate Britain
Millbank
London
Greater London
SW1P 4RG
England

Website

www.tate.org.uk/britain

E-mail

visiting.britain@tate.org.uk

Telephone

Switchboard

020 7887 8888

Recorded information

020 7887 8008

MIincom

020 7887 8687

Events and education

020 7887 8888

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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