Tate Modern is contemporary art gallery situated in central London, and is the most explored modern art gallery in the world. It is known for commonly excellent and envelope-pushing exhibitions and for being placed within the now Bankside Power Station, a truly large building with an iconic red brick facade. The gallery is the most well known of the Tate group, which includes galleries in St. Ives, Liverpool and elsewhere. Admission is at no cost.
Art is the face of emotion, and the artist is the lunatic who always tries to cure himself……or kill himself.
What a wonderful modern art museum!!!I adore the fact that the Tate Modern has later hours than some of the other museums we've visited.We were on a night stroll by the Thames when we took the chance to go into the Tate Modern an hour before they closed. Of course, with only an hour, we didn't see everything in the museum but I do love some of the artwork and the interactive displays on each floor.I especially love the fact that you can send a free video email to anyone. We took one to send to my parents and one of us all goofing off to each other.I can't wait to come back and see what gigantic installation will be happening on the bottom floor. It was in between artwork exhibits when I visited but friends have told me of past exhibits and it makes me wish I could see them.
From a variety of projects int he Turbine Hall through to some of the most comprehensive retrospectives of contemporary artists, Tate Modern is one of the leading art spaces in the UK. Designed by the architects, Herzog & De Meuron, the gallery is split into 6 galleries that sit on 4 main levels. Recently the Tate also opened up a new gallery space, dedicated to perfomance art, the Tate Tanks, as well as also working on a large extension which will house younger emerging artist's exhibitions. Plus the restaurant/bar has views over London that definitely shouldn't be missed!
If you're visiting the Tate Modern, be sure you're ready to fork over a couple quid for the paid exhibits - I'm consistently impressed by the quality of what's on. You won't regret it.Definitely include the Tate Modern as part of your "Southbank Stroll" - a must for any visitor to London.If you're a local and an art lover, definitely purchase Tate Membership! Access to all paid-for exhibits and a swanky, gorgeous members are with a not-too-shabby view of the Thames.
After seeing one of the many blockbuster exhibitions, you may need to relax after a couple of hours of elbowing people out the way. If you can sneak into the member's bar, great (also very hectic though) otherwise, head up to the restaurant bar. In the summer, there is often no better place to soak up London on the member's terrace. With a chilled glass of wine, a bowl of olives you can watch the sun set over the Thames with St Paul's taking your breath away right in front of you.
The Rothko paintings alone would merit five stars for this flagship modern art museum, located in London's Bankside neighborhood. The most visited modern art museum in the world, their collection is outstanding, from early modern painting to post-modern videography. The building on the Thames' south bank is a paragon of high-modern architecture, and a visit here combines well with the Millennium Bridge and a trip to Saint Paul's Cathedral just across the way.
With a changing temporary exhibit in the main lobby every time you visit, there is always a great experience in going to the Tate Modern. People tell me that you have to see the Rothkos here. The best way to do it is to force yourself to sit in that room for thirty minutes. Even if you're not a fan of Rothko, something about the bold colors evokes a primal emotion. It is well worth the visit here.
Attracted to international contemporary art? What you'll find in the Tate Modern is always interesting, and with so many exhibitions on simultaneously, you're sure to be able to find something that hits the art sweet spot. Entry is free, though there is a fee for some special shows. Combine a visit with a walk along the Thames and you'll have a fine afternoon.
Probably my favorite museum of all time. It doesn't really rival the Louvre, Met, or Hermitage, but it doesn't try to. Rather, it goes for large scale modern art exhibitions - something that few other museums can provide, as the space (an old factory building) has the high ceilings and large rooms that are required.
Not much more I could add to all the reviews before me. But in short, if you love Modern Art, there is no place else to go but this place. Oh .. And as a bonus, you can have a great view of the Thames, the Millennium Bridge, and St. Paul's Cathedral from the Cafe's Veranda. Don't miss it!