UK Travel Guide


Tate Modern

In a radical break with the tradition of exhibiting works chronologically and by school, Tate Modern will show the Tate Collection of modern art from 1900 onwards in four themed groups each of which spans the century. Radical as the scheme is, it is also rooted in tradition. Collection 2000 takes as its basis the major subject categories, or genres, of art that were established by the French Academy in the seventeenth century, namely landscape, still life, the nude and history painting. It traces both the ways in which these genres have survived and been radically transformed through the twentieth century. The four genres are displayed in four suites, two on Level 5 and two on Level 3. Each suite offers a complete visit on its own, with work from both the beginning of the twentieth century and the present day. Tate Modern has proved very popular with visitors since it opened in May 2000 and is likely to be very crowded. Until 30 September 2000 there is a free "Artbus" which links the National Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern. It runs every 30 minutes.

Located at: Bankside, London, SE1

Telephone: 020 7887 8000

Opens: Sunday to Thursday, 10.00am to18.00pm, Friday and Saturday, 10.00am to 22.00pm

Cost: Free

Closest Subway Station: Black Friars Station (Click to see more atrraction at this station)