​Claude Monet Houses of Parliament c.1900  Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, USA)
Coming Soon Tate Britain Exhibition

The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London

2 November 2017 – 7 May 2018

Free entry for Members

​Claude Monet Houses of Parliament c.1900  Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, USA) 

The story of the artists who fled to Britain to escape war in France

This exhibition presents captivating works by MonetTissotPissarro and their compatriots.

In the 1870s, France was devastated by the Franco-Prussian war and insurrection in Paris, driving artists to seek refuge across the Channel. Their experiences in London and the friendships that developed not only influenced their own work but also contributed to the British art scene. 

Impressionists in London, French artists in exile (1870–1904) is the first exhibition to map the connections between French and British artists, patrons and art dealers during a traumatic period in French history. Highlighting their engagement with British culture, traditions and social life, their art is a fascinating insight into how London was perceived by the visiting French artists and the remarkable works that came from their time here are not to be missed. 

Also features works from Dalou, Sisley, Derain and Legros.​ 

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2 November 2017 – 7 May 2018

Extended opening hours for Late at Tate

Friday 1 December 2017 until 22.00


£19.50 FREE for Members

Adult £19.50 (without donation £17.70)

Concession £17.50 (without donation £15.90)

Under 12s FREE (up to four per family adult)

Family tickets available (two adults and two children 12–18 years) by telephone or in the gallery

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Tate Britain Talk

Curator's Tour: Impressionists in London with Caroline Corbeau-Parsons

11 Dec 2017

Join exhibition curator Caroline Corbeau-Parsons for an intimate tour 

Tate Britain Conference

Crossing the Channel: French refugee artists in london (1870–1904)

25–26 Jan 2018

This conference aims to uncover Anglo-French networks between the Franco-Prussian war and the Entente Cordiale in 1904