We are delighted that the Members Room at Tate Modern has been named after Renee Granville-Grossman in recognition of one of the most significant bequests to Tate in recent times. Renee, who died in 2012, lived between New York and London and was a devoted supporter of Tate who loved Tate Modern. Her generous bequest will allow future generations to enjoy Tate Modern as much as she did. The Members Room is on the 8th Floor of the Blavatnik Building:
Tate recently published its Annual Report for 2016/17. The opening of the Blavatnik Building in June 2016, which firmly established Tate Modern as one of the world’s greatest buildings for art in the twenty-first century, was celebrated and attracted over a million visitors in the first month and a record 6.4 million visitors over the year. Tate recorded outstanding visitor figures overall – 8.4 million across its four sites – the most in a single year. At Tate Britain, David Hockney was the second most popular show in Tate’s history after Matisse: The Cut-Outs, drawing in 478,082 visitors. The full report can be viewed here: http://www.tate.org.uk/about-us/tate-reports
We are pleased to welcome Mala Gaonkar (London) as a new member of the North American Acquisitions Committee.
Well-deserved congratulations to Tate curators Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley for the five star reviews of Soul of a Nation that is on display at Tate Modern until October 22. This landmark exhibition is a rare opportunity to see era-defining artworks that changed the face of art in America. The show opens in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. In its wake emerged more militant calls for Black Power: a rallying cry for African American pride, autonomy and solidarity, drawing inspiration from newly independent African nations. The exhibition is supported by the Tate Americas Foundation thanks to generous grants from the Ford Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Henry Luce Foundation.
Our 2016 Annual Report is now available online by clicking here. Please do let us know if you would like a hard copy.
We are pleased to welcome Renata Dias de Moraes (London) who is joining as a member of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee, Sami Mnaymneh (London) and Francis and Eleanor Shen who are joining as members of the North American Acquisitions Committee.