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Tate Closes All Four Galleries: Coronavirus Update

The galleries have closed due to latest government advice

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Tate has closed all four of its galleries across the country including Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives, following latest government advice regarding the ongoing coronavirus crisis. A message on the Tate website reads: “Tate’s four galleries will be temporarily closed until at least 1 May, in line with advice from Public Health England,” while they said in a statement:

“We believe that access to art is a universal human right. Now more than ever, art can lift our spirits, brighten our days and improve our mental health. So whilst our galleries are shut, we’ll be sharing some ideas for how you can still enjoy the best of Tate online. We don’t know yet when galleries will reopen, but we look forward to seeing you when they do. Until then, stay safe and take care.”

Tate will be offering refunds or the chance to rebook any exhibition tickets, or the alternative choice to donate the ticket price to the organisation. More information surrounding events and memberships can be found on the Tate website FAQs.

Look Forward: What’s On at the Tate in 2020?

This too shall pass. Here’s what should be on at the Tate in 2020, that we look forward to reopening. From rising stars to infamous and respected artists, the Tate has plenty of inspiring exhibitions

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  • Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol

    Tate Modern

    Read our review of the Warhol exhibition here. 

    Opening spring of 2020, this highly anticipated retrospective of Andy Warhol will present over 100 of the legendary artist’s most iconic and inspiring works. From quintessential Warhol works such as the Green Coca-Cola bottles and Marilyn Diptych, to the largest showcasing of his equivocal Ladies and Gentlemen series portraying members of the 70s New York transgender sphere, the major exhibition will demonstrate the artist’s creative and cultural legacy. 12 March – 6 September 2020

    Image: Andy Warhol (1928 -1987) Marilyn Diptych 1962, Tate © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

  • Ed Ruscha Installation Artist Rooms

    Artist Rooms: Ed Ruscha

    Tate Modern

    A fantastic fusion of paintings, prints and photography from the pop-art associated American artist Ed Ruscha, Artist Rooms showcases a spectacular collection of existing works spanning the creator’s inspiring sixty-year career. Keep an eye out for some unconventional craft materials, such as the coffee, egg white and mustard concoction used to create ‘DANCE?’, 1973. Until Spring 2020.

    Image: Ed Ruscha Installation Artist Rooms

  • Antonio Verrio The Sea Triumph of Charles II

    British Baroque: Power & Illusion 

    Tate Britain

    The first exhibition to highlight baroque art and culture in Britain, British Baroque it explores the overlap between art and power in the late 17th century, an oft-overlooked era of significant societal transformation and upheaval of entrenched institutions. All the pomp expected from a magnificent presentation of monarchy is on display, from lavish portraits of Charles II to the splendour, colour and vivacity of the Restoration court. Until 19 April 2020.

    Image: Antonio Verrio, The Sea Triumph of Charles II


  • Dora Maar

    Dora Maar

    Tate Modern

    With her Surrealist photomontages and striking fashion photography, Dora Maar had a sharp eye for the unusual and the evocative. Too-often relegated to the muse status (albeit Picasso’s), her own artistic legacy is now being celebrated at the Tate Modern in the largest retrospective of her work yet. Until 15 March 2020

    Image: Dora Maar, Untitled (Hand Shell), 1934

  • Steve McQueen Year 3

    Steve McQueen Year 3

    Tate Britain 

    In this ambitious project, Turner Prize and Oscar-winning artist Steve McQueen set out to photograph every Year 3 class in the city. 2/3rds of London’s primaries took part, resulting in a dizzying away of class photographs from every manner of schools, from state to independent to faith-based. Out of the melange emerges a touching and hopeful portrait of the capital’s future. Until 3 May 2020

    Image: Steve McQueen by Jessica McDermott

  • Turner and the Modern World

    Turner’s Modern World

    Tate Britain

    Though Turner is often remembered for his turbulent seascapes, this exhibition highlights the artist’s interest in the technological and societal changes of the Industrial Revolution, which was at its peak in his lifetime. While Turner’s luminous, hazy landscapes and historical paintings might seem tame by today’s standards, in his own lifetime the artist was seen as a controversial and anti-establishment figure for his unusual brush work and ‘modern’ subject matter. From 28 October 2020

    Image: Joseph Mallord William Turner, Rain, Steam and Speed, © The National Gallery, London