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Tate Photo 2018-06-12 19:02

Join 2017 Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid discuss her career, her work and the Turner Prize in conversation with Tate Director Maria Balshaw. There will also be an opportunity for audience questions and contributions.

Booking open now for 11 October 2018: https://goo.gl/1xgCnr

Tate Photo 2018-06-11 18:26

BSL TOUR: Explore the relationship between Photography and Abstract Art in our free British Sign Language tour of Shape of Light at Tate Modern.
6 July at 7pm: https://goo.gl/ZTtiBi

There will be no spoken voice over for this tour.
Re-framing Constable - Tate 2018-06-10 18:52

Re-framing Constable - Tate 2018-06-10 18:52

Re-framing Constable: How do you frame a masterpiece? Constable’s painting, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, has recently been re-framed and is on display at Tate Britain. Go behind the scenes with Decarla and Leila from Tate Collective and discover why the work needed re-framing and ho...

Tate Photo 2018-06-08 18:05

TATE WEATHER: Is it a parasol ⛱️ or umbrella ☔ weekend?
James Charles, Will it Rain? 1887

Tate Photo 2018-06-06 19:13

NOW OPEN AT TATE BRITAIN: Join us on 15 June for a private view of Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One followed by a discussion exploring the impact of the war on British, German and French art: https://goo.gl/T3MMAq

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson, Ypres After the ...

Tate Photo 2018-06-04 18:59

What role can art play in tackling inequalities? Join us on 20 June at Tate Modern for a public conversation exploring artistic responses to issues of class, race, gender, sexuality, and ability.

Expert line up includes Bonnie Greer, Bidisha, Jacob V Joyce and Andrea Phillips. Rea...

Tate Photo 2018-05-30 12:48

This autumn, Tate Britain will present the first major Edward Burne-Jones (1833–98) retrospective in London for over 40 years. The exhibition will bring together 150 works in different media including painting, stained glass and tapestry, reasserting Burne-Jones as one of the most influent...

Tate Photo 2018-03-09 16:03

TATE WEATHER: Spring is in the air! A spot of spring cleaning anyone...?
Evelyn Dunbar, Study for Decoration: Flight 1930, Tate collection https://goo.gl/QTJn3K

Tate Photo 2018-03-08 17:11

Join a Tate Guide for a free 30-minute tour of Tate Britain celebrating women in art.

Exploring the impact of the suffrage movement and feminist activism on these artists’ lives and work, the tour will recognise the experiences and vision of women in Tate Britain’s displays.

Every Monday...

Tate Photo 2018-03-06 19:46

ART WORDS: Screen printing is a variety of stencil printing, using a screen made from fabric (silk or synthetic) stretched tightly over a frame. The technique has been used commercially since the 1920s. https://goo.gl/sgqjVz

Berenice Sydney, Screenprint with Balance 1974, Tate collection
All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life

All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life

All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life: ★★★★★ ‘Works of art that truly matter, in their humanity, courage, feeling and truth’ - The Guardian
All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life opens today at Tate Britain.

Book here (reduced price ...
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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-08 13:15

In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist: http://bit.ly/2JsMlxa

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888 https://goo.gl/RvZ97V

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: https://gu.gg/2xPE44R … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: http://bit.ly/2GQArzJ