Tate Modern Tour

Tate Modern Tour

Without a trip to Tate Modern, a visit to London surely is not complete. Tate Modern is a National Gallery for International Modern Art featuring masterpieces by Henri Matisse, Salvador Dalí, Magritte, Mirò, Louise Bourgeois, Yayoi Kusama, Cornelia Parke, Mark Rothko and many more. Built-in 2000 from a disused power plant and extended in 2016 with a newer Blavatnik building, Tate Modern is Britain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art from around the globe, and the world’s most visited contemporary art gallery. Housed in the former Bankside Power Station on the banks of the Thames, the awe-inspiring Turbine Hall is the dramatic setting for new art commissions. The collection is free to visit and the most important, our APTG Blue Badge art professional guides promise a unique way for our guests to find out more about the art on display in this greatest works of art shrine. Join us!

(Note: Hand sanitizers and masks will be available in our for the best hygiene practice)
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Without a trip to Tate Modern, a visit to London surely is not complete. Tate Modern is a National Gallery for International Modern Art featuring masterpieces by Henri Matisse, Salvador Dalí, Magritte, Mirò, Louise Bourgeois, Yayoi Kusama, Cornelia Parke, Mark Rothko and many more. Built-in 2000 from a disused power plant and extended in 2016 with a newer Blavatnik building, Tate Modern is Britain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art from around the globe, and the world’s most visited contemporary art gallery. Housed in the former Bankside Power Station on the banks of the Thames, the awe-inspiring Turbine Hall is the dramatic setting for new art commissions. The collection is free to visit and the most important, our APTG Blue Badge art professional guides promise a unique way for our guests to find out more about the art on display in this greatest works of art shrine. Join us!

(Note: Hand sanitizers and masks will be available in our for the best hygiene practice)

Itinerary
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Stop At: Tate Modern, 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG England

Housed in a converted power station, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, who incidentally designed the iconic red phone box, the Tate Modern holds the nation’s collection of modern art from 1900 to the present day and is the world’s most visited art centre. The building is located on the south bank of the river Thames, boasting spectacular views of St Paul’s Cathedral and the skyscrapers of the City of London and is organised in four themed displays such as Poetry and Dream, Making Traces, Energy and Process, Structure and Clarity. During the tour we will have the chance to see Pablo Picasso’s Weeping Woman – a painting-manifesto protesting against the horrors of the Spanish Civil War, Salvador Dali’s Autumnal Cannibalism – a work that explores conflict on both a personal and national level, Giuseppe Penone’s Tree of 12 Metres – a sculptural relief statement concerning our relationship with the environment, Richard Serra’s Trip Hammer – a site-specific sculpture linked to the history of engineering and industrialisation and Mark Rothko’s Seagram Murals – a series of abstract expressionist paintings commissioned by the Four Seasons restaurant in New York. Upon completion, the artist refused to deliver the paintings, paid back the commission money and gave them to Tate Modern instead. Famously described as ‘apocalyptic wallpaper’, they are now among the most prized artworks in the collection.
Some of the works can be challenging to understand at first glance so let us bring these amazing pieces to life. Here you will have the chance to explore some of the 20th century’s most radical and exciting art movements on Minimalism, Cubism, Arte Povera, Surrealism, Abstract expressionism in Tate Modern.
Now that you are in the heart of the city, you may wish to combine your Tate Modern Tour with another tour offering Paul’s Cathedral, Thames River Cruise, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre or West End Musical package to get the most from London.

Duration: 3 hours