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London, United Kingdom
September 3, 2011
From journal Low Cost London
Southend, United Kingdom
April 6, 2010
From journal More to do in London
February 15, 2010
From journal Things to Do in London
June 25, 2005
Regular exhibitions are rich, with pieces from Gerhard Richter, Paul Klee, Salvador Dali, and many others, but there are also temporary exhibitions here. When I was there, a collection from Kahlo was being exhibited.
The first thing I noticed in this museum was the space. It is so crowded in London, but in this museum, I saw that the average space per visitor is more than in the parks. The museum has a café on the ground floor, but for an excellent view over St Paul’s Cathedral, go to the seventh floor. There is an outstanding restaurant here as well where you can eat modern food, literally.
Entrance to the museum is free, and it is open 10am to 10pm Friday and Saturdays and between 10am and 6pm other days.
From journal London in Three Days
July 1, 2003
Some very moving art work here is enhanced I feel by the curatorial decision to present works by theme rather than by chronology. Most moving for me were some of the pre-World War I artists who depicted a growing gloom and threat in their works. Many were unknown to me until I saw their work here. The work of George Grosz, in particular, arrested my attention.
The Gallery seems to be particularly strong in its sculpture collections. There’s Giacometti, whom I personally don’t like, but also Sir Jacob Epstein, Naum Gabo, and the incomparable Henry Moore, all of whom I do like very much indeed. One of my favorites is Patrick Heron’s gentle painting, "Azalea Garden May, 1956,"that captures the British love of gardens. There’s the strident and bold Mark Rothko with his "Red on Maroon,’ and "Light Red Over Black," both explorations in color synthesis. And Picasso’s "Weeping Woman," strikes my eye as an abstraction made viable to ordinary eyes.
This is a user-friendly place with the inclusion of an art library area with comfortable seating and spectacular views of the river, as well as a spiffy, modern café just off Turbine Hall where you can catch a bite to eat, though it is more formal than the eateries of other museums where you self-serve. Here, eager young people wait upon you and orders come swiftly. The spaciousness of this gallery, its highlighting of the scenic assets of its location, and its fostering of thematic comparisons between artists usually separated by time, won me over. I’d visit again, as the gallery adds and subtracts often enough to provide a different scene for repeat visitors and London’s free policies encourage returns.
From journal First Time London - Mostly Free
August 16, 2006
From journal Day Trips to London
July 6, 2006
From journal Lovely London in the Fall
by captain kait
Houghton, New York
July 15, 2005
You enter on the lowest level, where you can walk into a huge, open courtyard area that houses interesting rotating exhibits. For example, when I visited, a mammoth several-storied red funnel provided a whimsical greeting. Through a few visits, I found that it seemed best to start out by taking the escalators all the way up to the top floors and work my way down. The galleries are organized by subject matter, theme, or medium (the nudes are all grouped together and easy to avoid with kids), but are also connected, which makes it possible to choose a certain mood or simply wander from room to room. Each floor has sitting areas, some of which incorporate reading and research. There are a couple gorgeous reading rooms overlooking the Thames, as well as a restaurant. The museum offers a varied but quality collection that is stimulating without becoming overwhelming. I would recommend the Tate even to those who typically dislike modern art. Admission is free, so there's not much to lose.
From journal London Museums
Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
December 26, 2005
From journal December in London: Theatres, Art, and Antiquity
July 27, 2002
From journal London During the Golden Jubilee Celebration