Antony Cairns: London by Night

Join photographic artist Antony Cairns as he explores the city at night


MixTate: Kara-Lis Coverdale on Joan Miró

Montréal-based composer Kara-Lis Coverdale sees a story of engagement in Joan Miró’s etching


Nine Ways Artists responded to the First World War

Inspired by our Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One exhibition, we take a look at some of ...

Artists In the Collection

Art Terms


Bloomsbury is the name commonly used to identify a circle of intellectuals and artists who lived in Bloomsbury, near central London, in the period 1904–40

Feminist art

Feminist art is art by artists made consciously in the light of developments in feminist art theory in the early 1970s

Performance art

Artworks that are created through actions performed by the artist or other participants, which may be live or recorded, spontaneous or scripted


Afrapix was a photographers' collective and agency founded in South Africa in 1982 which encouraged its members to use photography as activism

Arab Image Foundation (AIF)

The Arab Image Foundation (AIF) is a not-for-profit organisation established in Beirut in 1997 to preserve, exhibit and study photographs from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab diaspora from the nineteenth century to today

Hackney Flashers

Hackney Flashers was a women’s arts collective active between 1974 and 1980. Most of the group were photographers and defined themselves as socialists and feminists

Identity politics

Identity politics is the term used to describe an anti-authoritarian political and cultural movement that gained prominence in the USA and Europe in the mid-1980s, asking questions about identity, repression, inequality and injustice and often focusing on the experience of marginalised groups


Impressionism developed in France in the nineteenth century and is based on the practice of painting out of doors and spontaneously ‘on the spot’ rather than in a studio from sketches. Main impressionist subjects were landscapes and scenes of everyday life

Installation art

The term installation art is used to describe large-scale, mixed-media constructions, often designed for a specific place or for a temporary period of time

Abject art

Abject art is used to describe artworks which explore themes that transgress and threaten our sense of cleanliness and propriety particularly referencing the body and bodily functions

Art In The Collection


Be Inspired

Look Closer

All about cubism

Discover the radical 20th century art movement. This resource introduces cubist artists, ideas and techniques and provides discussion and activities.

Look Closer

Inside Letter to the Censors

Explore Garaicoa’s installation Letter to the Censors, looking at its inspirations, materials and conservation

Tate Kids Paint and Draw

Make a chocolate painting

Create some yummy art which you can eat with your friends!

Dig Deeper

Story of an Artwork: Mark Gertler's Merry-Go-Round 1916

Sarah MacDougall

Merry-Go-Round is one of the most recognisable works in Tate's collection, but how did the painting come about?

Skin Bags

Olivia Laing

What do we see in the mirror? We all age, and yet we all battle against the inexorable decline of ...

Opinion: Art and Democracy

John-Paul Stonard

A response to Ai Weiwei's quotation on art's relation to democracy