The texts reproduced in this section offer additional insights into the history of the reception of modern American art at Tate and in post-war Britain. Essays written by former Tate staff reveal the gallery’s changing approach to the collection and display of American art, while catalogue essays offer further details about the post-war period and support the study of exhibitions of American art at Tate. The summaries list brings together gallery texts written about the very first works of American art that entered Tate’s collection.

  • Artwork summaries

    Over fifty summary texts about individual artworks in Tate’s collection focusing on the museum’s early acquisitions of American art