Tate today announced that all four of its galleries will reopen from 17 May 2021 with a host of new exhibitions, commissions and displays. The EY Exhibition: The Making of Rodin will be unveiled at Tate Modern, as will Heather Phillipson’s much-anticipated commission at Tate Britain. Tate St Ives will open a major rehang of its collection displays and Tate Liverpool will host a group exhibition for this year’s Liverpool Biennial.

Alongside these new shows, visitors will also have another chance to see Turner’s Modern World and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly in League with the Night at Tate Britain, Don McCullin and Aliza Nisenbaum at Tate Liverpool, and Haegue Yang: Strange Attractors at Tate St Ives. Zanele Muholi will reopen at Tate Modern followed in June by the year-long focused exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms.

As the galleries reopen, every precaution has been taken to make the experience safe and enjoyable. To ensure people can keep a safe distance from each other, all visitors, including Members, will need to book a timed ticket in advance to visit the collection displays or exhibitions. Visitors will be able to shop for exclusive gifts and enjoy food and drink at all four Tate galleries, including wood-fired pizzas, ice cream, coffee and craft beers at Tate Modern’s new riverside pop-up. For more information and to book tickets please visit tate.org.uk/visit.

Maria Balshaw, Director of Tate and Chair of the National Museum Directors’ Council, said: ‘I’m thrilled that Tate will be reopening next week alongside museums across the country. We know there is a palpable appetite out there for people to safely share cultural experiences, to feel connected to each other again, and to support the recovery of the museums they love. After a long and difficult winter, the arts and culture sector has never had a more important role to play at the heart of our communities.’

Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern, said: ‘Tate Modern’s dual role as an international and a local museum feels particularly resonant right now. The great breadth and texture of our programme – from exhibitions like Zanele Muholi and Auguste Rodin to our free displays of art from around the world – reflects the cultural diversity of our neighbourhood in Southwark. It will be wonderful to see visitors once again enjoying that feeling of discovery and sense of belonging that art can offer.’

Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain, said: 'Art has the power to lift our spirits in tough times and to shine a light on the challenges we face together. I’m delighted that Tate Britain will reopen with Heather Philipson’s spectacular and timely new commission addressing the future of our planet. That story of humanity’s impact on the landscape can also be traced back 200 years in our extended exhibition Turner’s Modern World.’

Helen Legg, Director of Tate Liverpool, said: ’Tate Liverpool will reopen with Aliza Nisenbaum’s poignant commission focusing on the experience of Liverpool’s NHS workers during the pandemic, alongside photographer Don McCullin’s epic and affecting retrospective. Visitors will also be able to see the new Liverpool Biennial exhibition as we join our partners across the city in offering a warm and safe welcome to the UK’s largest free festival of contemporary art.’

Anne Barlow, Director of Tate St Ives, said: ‘Excitingly, Tate St Ives reopens to the public with a major rehang of its collection displays, the first since the galleries were extended in 2017. They show key artists associated with St Ives and West Cornwall, such as Barbara Hepworth and Alfred Wallis, in dialogue with works by 20th and 21st century artists from around the globe. We are also delighted to extend Haegue Yang's timely exhibition to ensure as many people as possible have the chance to see it.’

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Tate Britain
Tate Britain Commission: Heather Phillipson, until 23 January 2022
Supported by AGC Equity Partners, with additional support from the Tate Britain Commission: Heather Phillipson Supporters Circle and construction support from Unusual Rigging Ltd

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly In League With The Night, until 31 May 2021
Supported by Denise Coates Foundation, with additional support from the Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Exhibition Supporters Circle, Tate Americas Foundation, Tate International Council, Tate Patrons and Tate Members. Exhibition organised by Tate Britain in collaboration with Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, and Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
NB. Due to its shortened run, this exhibition will return to Tate in the future following an international tour

Turner’s Modern World, until 12 September 2021
Supported by the Manton Foundation. With additional support from the Turner's Modern World Exhibition Supporters Circle, Tate Americas Foundation, Tate International Council, Tate Patrons and Tate Members. Exhibition organised by Tate Britain in association with the Kimbell Art Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Art Now: Cooking Sections: Salmon: A Red Herring, until 30 August 2021

Supported by the Art Now Supporters Circle and Tate Americas Foundation

Tate Modern

The EY Exhibition: The Making of Rodin, until 21 November 2021
Presented in the Eyal Ofer Galleries. The exhibition is part of The EY Tate Arts Partnership. With additional support from the Rodin Exhibition Supporters Circle and Tate Patrons. Exhibition organised by Tate Modern and Musée Rodin, Paris

Zanele Muholi, until 31 May 2021
Supported by the Zanele Muholi Exhibition Supporters Circle, Tate Americas Foundation, Tate International Council, Tate Patrons and Tate Members. Research supported by Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational in partnership with Hyundai Motor. Exhibition organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, Gropius Bau, Berlin and Bildmuseet at Umeå University

NB. Due to its shortened run, this exhibition will return to Tate in the future following an international tour
Tate Liverpool
Liverpool Biennial, until 20 June 2021

Aliza Nisenbaum, until 5 September 2021
Supported by The Tate Liverpool Commissioning Circle, the Embassy of Mexico in the United Kingdom and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation

Don McCullin, until 5 September 2021
Supported by Tate Members and The Don McCullin Exhibition Supporters Group

Tate St Ives

Haegue Yang: Strange Attractors, until 26 September 2021
Supported by Henry Moore Foundation and Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen. With additional support from Kvadrat and Tate Members

Modern Art & St Ives collection rehang

COMING UP IN 2021

Tate Britain

Paula Rego, 7 July – 24 October 2021
Supported by the Paula Rego Exhibition Supporters Circle, Tate Americas Foundation, and Tate Patrons. Exhibition organised by Tate Britain in collaboration with Kunstmuseum Den Haag

Hogarth & Europe, 3 November 2021 – 20 March 2022
Supported by the Surgo Donor Advised Fund, with additional support from Tate Americas Foundation and Tate Patrons

Art from Britain and the Caribbean, 1 December 2021 – 3 April 2022
Supported by the Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation, with additional support from the Britain and the Caribbean Exhibition Supporters Circle, Tate Americas Foundation, Tate Patrons and Tate Members. Research supported by Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational in partnership with Hyundai Motor

Tate Modern

A Year in Art: Australia 1992, 8 June 2021 – June 2022

Research supported by Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms, 14 June 2021 – 12 June 2022 (Tate Members from 18 May)

Presented in The George Economou Gallery. This exhibition is in partnership with Bank of America, with additional support from Uniqlo

Sophie Taeuber-Arp, 15 July – 17 October 2021
Supported by John J. Studzinski CBE, with additional support from the Sophie Taeuber-Arp Exhibition Supporters Circle, Tate Americas Foundation, Tate Patrons and Tate Members. Exhibition organised by Tate Modern, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Kunstmuseum Basel

Hyundai Commission: Anicka Yi, 12 October 2021 – 16 January 2022
In partnership with Hyundai Motor, with additional support from Tate Americas Foundation

Lubaina Himid, 25 November 2021 – 22 May 2022
Supported by John J. Studzinski CBE, with additional support from the Lubaina Himid Exhibition Supporters Circle, Tate Americas Foundation and Tate Patrons

Tate Liverpool

Lucian Freud: Real Lives, 24 July 2021 – 16 January 2022

Supported by Tate Liverpool Patrons

Art North West: Emily Speed, 22 September 2021 – 2 January 2022
Supported by the Brian Mercer Charitable Trust and the Art North West Supporters Group

Lucy McKenzie, 20 October 2021 – 27 March 2022

Tate St Ives

Petrit Halilaj, 16 October 2021 – 16 January 2022
Supported by the Petrit Halilaj Exhibition Supporters Circle and Tate Members

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry

Turner Prize 2021, 29 September 2021 – 12 January 2022

Supported by the AKO Foundation, with additional support from The John Browne Charitable Trust and Lance Uggla