Take in some modern art by visiting the Tate Modern art gallery, the nation’s premier gallery for modern and contemporary art, showcasing pieces from around the world. Housed in what used to be the Bankside Power Station, the gallery sits next to the Thames and is a short walk away from the Globe Theatre complex. Here, visitors can see work by Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso and Bonnard, and iconic pieces by twentieth century artists including Salvador Dali, Pollock, Bourgeois, and Andy Warhol.
Like many of London’s major art and history institutions, the Tate Modern not only offers free admission to some of the finest modern art, but also provides talks and lectures by expert art historians and critics, and some of the artists whose work is exhibited at the gallery.
The gallery offers free guided tours around the collection, where visitors can find out more about the art work on display, or groups can enjoy private views of the art and book private lectures. New interactive features at the gallery include Bloomberg Connects, an area which invites visitors to make their own artistic creations and connect with artists, the artworks, and other guests on a creative level.
The Tate Modern has a café on the riverside, and an espresso bar serving drinks and light snacks. Visitors can also enjoy fantastic views and great food in the gallery’s restaurant located on level 6.
Visitors can take away a memento of the art they have seen by visiting the galleries shop, which sells picture postcards and other art souvenirs.
Picture: Dr Case