Free Tate Modern Collection route

All Tate Modern Collections

a close up of two people looking a a wall of framed artworks

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Explore modern and contemporary art from around the world on this route through Tate Modern

This free route takes you on a tour of Tate Modern’s collection displays. You can see over a hundred years of art, from the birth of modernism in the early 1900s, to the most exciting work being made today. It includes paintings, sculptures, installations and video works, made by artists from all over the world.

You can visit all or some of the galleries on this route, as long as you follow the one-way system designed to keep all visitors safe. There will also be access to toilets, a shop and an opportunity to buy food and drink.

What you can see

In the Natalie Bell Building you can see how artists have created new ideas and how they have responded to the mass media and social change. Along the way you will see work by artists including Henri Matisse, Dia al-Azzawi and the Guerrilla Girls. There are also room-sized installations by artists including Yinka Shonibare CBE, Cildo Meireles and Sarah Sze.

In the Blavatnik Building you can explore the underground Tanks which are dedicated to performances, installations and video works. You can see the Performer and Participant display which looks at artists who broke down the barriers between art and real life, including Paul Neagu and Ana Lupas. The Living Cities display explores contemporary city life, with artists such as Mark Bradford and Monika Sosnowska.

You will also be able to see ARTIST ROOMS: Ed Ruscha, a multiple room display of work by the influential American artist, known for his bold slogans. 

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Yinka Shonibare CBE, ‘The British Library’ 2014
Yinka Shonibare CBE
The British Library 2014
© Yinka Shonibare. Co-commissioned by HOUSE 2014 and Brighton Festival. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
Cildo Meireles, ‘Babel’ 2001
Cildo Meireles
Babel 2001
© Cildo Meireles
Ana Lupas, ‘The Solemn Process’ 1964–2008 (1964–74/76; 1980–5; 1985–2008)
Ana Lupas
The Solemn Process 1964–2008 (1964–74/76; 1980–5; 1985–2008)
© Ana Lupas
Henri Matisse, ‘The Snail’ 1953
Henri Matisse
The Snail 1953
© Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2021
Guerrilla Girls, ‘Dearest Art Collector’ 1986
Guerrilla Girls
Dearest Art Collector 1986
© courtesy
Paul Neagu, ‘Great Tactile Table’ 1970
Paul Neagu
Great Tactile Table 1970
© Estate of Paul Neagu

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