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Tate Britain
Established 1897 as National Gallery of British Art; became Tate Britain in 2000
Location Millbank, London SW1, England, United Kingdom
Visitor figures 1,700,000 (2005) [1]
Director Stephen Deuchar
Nearest tube station(s) Pimlico
Website www.tate.org.uk/britain
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Tate Britain · Tate Liverpool · Tate Modern · Tate St Ives Download high resolution version (750x601, 99 KB) Tate Britain, London. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Millbank is an area of London, England, that is east of Pimlico and south of Westminster. ... London SW1 is the London postal district covering the area of central London on the north bank of the River Thames, roughly between Hungerford Bridge and Chelsea Bridge. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Categories: Victoria Line stations | London Underground stubs ... This article is about the UK art galleries. ... The Tate Liverpool is located in Albert Dock, Liverpool. ... Tate Modern from the Millennium Bridge Tate Modern from St Pauls Cathedral. ... Porthmeor Beach, St Ives with the entrance to the Tate gallery on the right. ...

Tate Britain is a part of the Tate gallery network in Britain, along with Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. It is housed in the Tate's original premises on Millbank on the site of Millbank Prison. The front part of the building was designed by Sidney R. J. Smith with a classical portico and dome behind. Construction commenced in 1893 and the gallery originally opened on 21 July 1897 as the National Gallery of British Art. There have been several extensions over the years. The central sculpture gallery was designed by John Russell Pope. The gallery was renamed "Tate Britain",in March 2000 before the launch of Tate Modern. It is now dedicated to the display of historical and contemporary British art. It includes the Clore Gallery of 1987, designed by James Stirling, which houses work by J.M.W. Turner. The Tate Gallery in the United Kingdom is a network of four galleries: Tate Britain (opened 1897), Tate Liverpool (1988), Tate St Ives (1993), Tate Modern (2000), with a complementary website Tate Online (1998). ... Tate Modern from the Millennium Bridge Tate Modern from St Pauls Cathedral. ... The Tate Liverpool is located in Albert Dock, Liverpool. ... Porthmeor Beach, St Ives with the entrance to the Tate gallery on the right. ... Millbank is an area of London, England, that is east of Pimlico and south of Westminster. ... Millbank Prison was a large prison built in Millbank, Pimlico, London. ... Categories: Architectural elements | Stub ... For other uses, see Dome (disambiguation). ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Jefferson Memorial, built 1939 — 1943 John Russell Pope (April 24, 1874 – August 27, 1937) was an architect most known for his designs of the Jefferson Memorial (completed in 1943) and the West Building of the National Gallery of Art (completed in 1941) in Washington, DC. Pope was born in... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Tate Modern from the Millennium Bridge Tate Modern from St Pauls Cathedral. ... British Art is the art of the island of Britain. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University. ... J. M. W. Turner, English landscape painter The fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, painted 1839. ...

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The main display spaces are used to show the permanent collection of historic British art, as well as some contemporary work in the collection. The gallery also organises temporary major exhibitions of British Art and career retrospectives of British artists.


Tate Britain hosts the annual and usually controversial Turner Prize exhibition, featuring four artists under the age of fifty, selected by a jury chaired by the Tate Director, Sir Nicholas Serota. This is spread out over the year with the four nominees announced in May, the show of their work opened in October and the prize itself given in December. Each stage of the prize generates media coverage, and there have also been a number of demonstrations against the prize, notably since 2000 an annual picket by Stuckist artists. The Turner Prize is an annual prize given to a British visual artist under 50, named after the painter J.M.W. Turner. ... Nicholas Serota Sir Nicholas Serota (born 1946) is a curator, and is currently Director of the Tate Gallery, the United Kingdoms national gallery of modern and British art. ... The logo on the Stuckism International web site Stuckism is an art movement that was founded in 1999 in Britain by Billy Childish and Charles Thomson to promote figurative painting in opposition to conceptual art. ...

Tate Britain draped for Days Like These the 2003 Tate Triennial exhibition of contemporary British Art
Tate Britain draped for Days Like These the 2003 Tate Triennial exhibition of contemporary British Art

Every three years the gallery stages a Trienniale exhibition in which a guest curator provides an overview of contemporary British Art. The image description page on the Commons redirects to here - no point in clicking. ... The image description page on the Commons redirects to here - no point in clicking. ...


Art Now is a small changing show in a dedicated room of a contemporary artist's work.


Facilities

Millbank Pier immediately outside Tate Britain. High speed boats link the pier to Tate Modern. The structure is intended to resemble a shark rising from the water.
Millbank Pier immediately outside Tate Britain. High speed boats link the pier to Tate Modern. The structure is intended to resemble a shark rising from the water.

The front entrance is accessible by steps. A more recent side entrance at a lower level also has a ramp for wheelchair access. The gallery provides a restaurant and a cafe, as well as a Friends room, open only to members of the Tate. This membership is open to the public on payment of an annual subscription. As well as administration offices the building complex houses the Tate Gallery's Library and Archive in the Hyman Kreitman Research Centre. The restaurant features a mural by Rex Whistler. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,264 × 2,448 pixels, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,264 × 2,448 pixels, file size: 3. ... Tate Modern from the Millennium Bridge Tate Modern from St Pauls Cathedral. ... Rex Whistler (b. ...


Tate Britain is attempting to reach out to a different and younger audience with Late at Tate Britain on the first Friday of every month, with half-price admission to special exhibitions, live music and performance art.


Tate Britain and Tate Modern are now connected by a high speed boat along the River Thames. This is decorated with spots, based on paintings of a similar theme by Damien Hirst. This article is about the River Thames in southern England. ... The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living by Damien Hirst (1991) Damien Hirst (born June 7, 1965) is an English artist and the most prominent of the group that has been dubbed Young British Artists (or YBAs). ...


Artworks

Tate Britain is the national gallery of British art from 1500 to the present day. As such, it is the most comprehensive collection of its kind in the world (only the Yale Center for British Art can claim similar expansiveness, but with less depth). More recent artists include David Hockney, Peter Blake and Francis Bacon. It has in focus rooms dedicated to works by one artist, such as: Tracey Emin, John Latham, Douglas Gordon, Sam Taylor-Wood, Marcus Gheeraerts II. This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... 1500 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Yale Center for British Art is an art museum associated with Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in the United States. ... We Two Boys Together Clinging, 1961. ... Blakes album cover Sir Peter Thomas Blake (born June 25, 1932, in Dartford, Kent) is an English pop artist, best known for his design of the sleeve for The Beatles album Sgt. ... Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish figurative painter. ... Tracey Emin RA (born 3 July 1963) is an English artist of Turkish Cypriot origin, one of the group known as Britartists or YBAs (Young British Artists). ... John Latham John Latham (June 27, 1740 - February 4, 1837) was an English physician, naturalist and author. ... Self-portrait as Kurt Cobain, as Andy Warhol, as Myra Hindley, as Marilyn Monroe, 1996 Douglas Gordon (born 1966) is a Scottish artist. ... Sam Taylor-Wood (born London 1967) is a contemporary artist working mostly in video and photography. ...


While individual works occasionally move between the different Tate galleries, popular works usually on display at Tate Britain include:

William Hogarth (November 10, 1697 – October 26, 1764) was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited as a pioneer in western sequential art. ... Sir Isaac Newton FRS (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727) [ OS: 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727][1] was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, and alchemist. ... William Blake (November 28, 1757 – August 12, 1827) was an English poet, visionary, painter, and printmaker. ... A self portrait by George Stubbs George Stubbs (born in Liverpool on August 25, 1724 – died in London July 10, 1806) was a British painter, best known for his paintings of horses. ... Thomas Gainsborough (christened 14 May 1727 – 2 August 1788) was one of the most famous portrait and landscape painters of 18th century Britain. ... Hadleigh Castle, Essex overlooks the Thames from a ridge. ... A self portrait by John Constable John Constable (11 June 1776 – 31 March 1837) was an English Romantic painter. ... The Great Day of His Wrath, c. ... John William Waterhouses The Lady of Shalott, 1888. ... John William Waterhouse. ... Ophelia is a painting by John Everett Millais, painted in 1852. ... Sir John Everett Millais Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, PRA (June 8, 1829 – August 13, 1896) was a British painter and illustrator and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. ... Thomas Chatterton Thomas Chatterton (November 20, 1752 – August 24, 1770) was an English poet and forger of pseudo-medieval poetry. ... Henry Wallis (1830 - 1916) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter, writer and collector. ... Dante Gabriel Rossetti (May 12, 1828 - April 10, 1882) was an English poet, painter and translator. ... The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion is a wide-ranging comparative study of mythology and religion, written by Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer (1854–1941). ... Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775[1] – 19 December 1851) was an English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker, whose style can be said to have laid the foundation for Impressionism. ... , Cookham is a village and civil parish in the north-easternmost corner of Berkshire in England, on the River Thames. ... The Resurrection, Cookham, 1924-7, oil on canvas, by Sir Stanley Spencer, Tate Gallery. ... Norham is a village in Northumberland, England, just south of the River Tweed and the border with Scotland. ... J. M. W. Turner, English landscape painter The fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, painted 1839. ... Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion is a 1944 triptych painted by the Irish-born artist Francis Bacon. ... Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish figurative painter. ... Sir Joshua Reynolds in a self-portrait Colonel Acland and Lord Sydney, The Archers, 1769. ... David Bomberg (December 5, 1890 – August 19, 1957) was a British painter. ... Reclining Figure (1951) outside the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, is characteristic of Moores sculptures, with an abstract female figure intercut with voids. ... Self portrait (1872) James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American-born, British-based painter and etcher. ...

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Tate Britain is attempting to reach out to a different and younger audience with Late at Tate on the first Friday of every month, with half price admission to special exhibitions,live music and performance art.
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