Tate Modern is the fifth Gallery of the chain “Tate”. This colossal gallery of modern art has no equivalent anywhere in the world. The objects and expositions the art there were created after 1900. All are housed in the building of completely renovated and refurbished power station on the south bank of the River Thames in London.
With the creation of Tate Modern the two Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have created the largest art gallery in the world for a place that is rather unusual for the British capital. For centuries, there is conditionally division between northern and southern shores of the Thames.
Since Roman times the north of the River Thames was an area of temples and religious traditions, while people in the southern part were given on a binge, theater and feasting. During the Industrial Revolution the south bank of the river has become a manufacturing center. Only in recent decades it began to merge with the northern aristocratic part of the metropolis, home to famous landmarks such as the National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe.
In recent years, at the south side of the river was built the Thames Path, which is a wonderful place for walking to west or east. The easiest way to Tate Modern can be reached by the bridge “Millennium”, the first bridge entirely made for pedestrians. This is the first made facility of its kind over the Thames from almost 100 years.
In the huge size museum can be entered from the west entrance, where the first room where you will find yourself is called. turbine hall, which is massive and impressive. It houses special exhibitions that change every 6 months. The vast space makes possible to exhibit large structures of modern art. The museum is built on a total of 5 floors and the third and fifth level are permanent collections, and among them on the 4th level some temporary exhibitions are shown.
The interesting in this largest museum of its kind is that exhibitions are organized not by timesbut themes of the works. Here you can see works of cubism, impressionism, surrealism, pop-art works and interesting multimedia masterpieces.
For visitors the entrance at Tate Modern is free and unlimited for permanent exhibitions only. For the temporary exhibitions every visitor has to pay for a ticket.
Address: Bankside London SE1 9TG, United Kingdom
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