Tate Modern Gallery, London is UK's national gallery of contemporary art. Located in London, the Tate Modern Art Gallery is one among the chain of four Tate galleries in the U.K. The Tate collection consists of some of the finest collections of British art dating back from 1500 to today's modern era.
Virtual Treasure Trove of Contemporary Art
Tate Modern Gallery, London was built in the year 2000 and stands at the site, which actually had an abandoned power station, right in central London.The rare Tate collection is a virtual treasure trove of contemporary art and includes stunning masterpieces of both Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse as also surreal collections of Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, René Magritte and Joan Miro.
Also, under possession of Tate are significant collection of American abstract art inclusive of Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. Russian art and pop art too is well represented at Tate Modern Gallery London.
What makes Tate Modern such a unique place is that apart from the permanent exhibits, from time to time, contemporary exhibitions too are hosted at its fabulous premises, which explores an extensive range of ideas from contemporary British art to the work of promising individual artists.
To provide discerning art aficionados of London with a sophisticated artistic ambiance, Tate Modern Gallery London has left no stone unturned as far as interpretation and associated facilities are concerned. Each of the exhibits is depicted in rich textural contents and an informative audio guide aids you in your exploration of arts at this majestic gallery.
Plenty of Information Available
Almost all the galleries are equipped with cozy reading arenas where you can delve deeper into the subject matter of the art on view. The Information Room has numerous authentic artist's videos as well as a rich collection of books on art. Lectures, symposia and workshops are regularly conducted at Tate Modern Art Gallery London and it is always advisable to check with the Reception prior to your visit in case you are interested in participating in any special program that might be of interest to you.
An Architectural Marvel
The Tate Modern building is an architectural marvel in London's landscape, which was designed by the renowned Swiss firm, Herzog & De Meuron. With a total floor area of 34,500 sq.m and inclusive of gallery suites, special exhibition suites, a 250-seater auditorium, café and restaurants, a members room, exclusive office space and art handling area makes Tate Modern one of London's most sophisticated art galleries.
Time permitting drop in to the Tate Modern Restaurant, which provides great food and snacks, but also affords majestic views of a panoramic stretch of the River Thames.
Nearest Tube Station : Southwark (Jubilee Line), Mansion House (District and Circle Line), St Pauls (Central Line)
Timings : National Gallery is open everyday, from Sunday to Thursday 1000 hours to 1800 hours and from Friday till Saturday it is open late till 2200 hours. Visit to Tate Modern is free except on special exhibitions. It remains closed on 24, 25, 26 December.