Indepth Arts News: |
"Britain s New National
Museum of Modern Art, and Will Open to the Public for the First Time on 12 May."
2000-05-12 until 0000-00-00
UK United Kingdom
Housed in the former Bankside Power Station, Tate Modern will
display the Tate Collection of international modern art from
1900 to the present day, including major works by Bacon, Dalí,
Picasso, Matisse, Rothko and Warhol as well as contemporary
work by artists such as Rebecca Horn, Steve McQueen and
Gillian Wearing. Further information about the Collection
Displays will go on-line in May.
Bankside Power Station has been transformed into Tate Modern by the Swiss architects
Herzog & de Meuron. The former Turbine Hall, running the whole length of the vast
building, now marks a breathtaking entrance to the gallery. From here visitors will be
swept up by escalator through two floors featuring a café, shop and auditorium to three
levels of galleries. At the top of the building is a new two storey glass structure which not
only provides natural light into the galleries on the top floors, but will also house a
stunning café offering outstanding views across London.