Tate Galleries: Virtual Offerings & What to Look Forward to
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Tate has temporarily 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.
But between the museum’s virtual Andy Warhol exhibition, online exhibition guides and displays, there is plenty to get involved with, plus a whole host of exhibitions to look forward to…
Tate: Virtual Offerings
Despite having to close early due to the pandemic, Tate Modern’s Andy Warhol exhibition is now available to view online. The highly anticipated retrospective presents 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 demonstrates the artist’s creative and cultural legacy. Read our review of the Warhol exhibition here.
Tate Britain’s 12 gallery rooms dedicated to Britain’s greatest artists are now available to explore online, featuring captivating works from legendary artists such as Francis Bacon, John Constable and Henry Fuseli, to name but a few.
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. Explore the detailed exhibition guide online now.
Discover the works of British illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley with Tate Britain’s online exhibition tour. Despite passing at the mere age of 25 in 1898, Beardsley shook up the late-Victorian illustrator’s art scene with his spellbinding greyscale drawings. The virtual tour also features a video in which curators Caroline Corbeau-Parsons and Alice Insley discuss the artist’s compelling seven-year career.
An online activity that little ones will love, renowned children’s novelist Dame Jacqueline Wilson gives an enchanting tour of the Tate Britain. The video comes as part of Tate Kids, an online platform providing interactive art-inspired activities for children, from games and quizzes to cut-and-paste crafts, sculpture guides, artist videos and more.
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.
A major exhibition set to open at Tate Modern this Autumn, The Ey Exhibition: Rodin will present over 150 works – donated by the Parisian Musée Rodin, including pieces which have never yet been viewed outside of France – from the revolutionary French sculptor ‘who changed art history’, Auguste Rodin. From 21 October 2020.