A diagram of Constellations. Discover the connections between artists and artworks.
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Constellations Highlights from the Nation's Collection of Modern Art

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A diagram of Constellations. Discover the connections between artists and artworks.
Take a fresh look at the connection between artworks from the Tate collection with this ongoing display

What links a Grayson Perry ceramic to a Cindy Sherman photograph? Explore the links between artists and artworks in our updated display of the Tate collection, Constellations. 

At the heart of each constellation is a ‘trigger’ artwork, chosen for its profound and revolutionary effect on modern and contemporary art.   Surrounding the trigger works are artworks that relate to it and to each other, across time and location.  Visitors to constellations can enjoy an imaginative display of artworks by Barbara Hepworth, Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys, Rachel Whiteread, Glenn Ligon and many, many more.

Detailed information on each constellation can be found in the menu on the top right of this page. 

Accompanying each constellation is a word cloud (to be found under the information panels within each room). Made up of a set of key words that suggest the connections between them, these clouds offer a visual snapshot of the shared characteristics within each constellation, with those traits that are most common appearing larger.

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Art in this display

Michelangelo Pistoletto Venus of the Rags

1967, 1974

Georges Braque Bottle and Fishes


Jenny Holzer Truisms


Rooms in this display