Tate Modern Museum

Located in London, England, the Tate Modern Museum is Great Britain’s national gallery for international modern art. It receives 4.7 million visitors each year, making it the most frequently visited museum in the world.

Showing international contemporary and modern art work from 1900 to present, The Tate Modern Galleries reside in the former Bankside Power Station along the River Thames.

Travelers to the Tate Modern Museum will find many year round free exhibitions.
Tate Modern Museum , London, England
Structure and Clarity

This wing of the museum is dedicated to abstract art.

Setting the Scene

This five-room display offers contemporary works of art expressed through theatrical or staged forms.

Poetry and Dream

The heart of this wing features Surrealist works, while the surrounding Surrealist-inspired pieces focus on dream, the unconscious and myth.

Energy and Process

These works are representative of the Arte Povera movement and showcase artists such as Alighiero Boetti, Jannis Kounellis, and Kasimir Malevich.


A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance (£10.00)
14 November 2012 – 1 April 2013

This exhibit examines the charged relationship between painting and performance, from 1950 to the present. Featuring works by Jackson Pollock, David Hockney, the Vienna Actionists, Niki de St Phalle, Cindy Sherman, and Jack Smith, A Bigger Splash challenges the notion that the canvas is the only arena for painters to act.

Suzanne Lacy: The Crystal Quilt (Free)
18 July 2012 – 20 January 2013

Using video, documentary, quilt, photographs, and sound pieces, The Crystal Quilt shares the stories of 430 women over the age of 60 who are coming to terms with the aging process.

William Kentridge: I am not me, the horse is not mine (Free)
11 November 2012 – 20 January 2013

William Kentridge’s provocative installation projects eight films simultaneously across the walls of the gallery in a continuous loop. Each film tells portions of a story that draws inspiration from Russian modernism, including Soviet cinema from the 1920s and 1930s and the Russian avant-garde movement.


Free guided tours take place at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM each day. Each tour lasts 45 minutes.

The Tate Modern is free except for special exhibitions

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sunday – Thursday
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Friday – Saturday

The museum is open on bank holidays and closed on December 24, 25, and 26th.

For more information, visit www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern.


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