Christian Marclay’s The Clock on Display at Tate Modern

Christian Marclay’s acclaimed installation The Clock 2010 will be on display at Tate Modern from September 14, 2018 to January 20, 2019. 24-hours long, the installation is a montage of thousands of film and television images of clocks, edited together so they show the actual time. It is a thrilling journey through cinematic history as well as a functioning timepiece. There will be a series of overnight 24-hour screenings on October 6, November 3 and December 1, 2018. Tate jointly acquired Christian Marclay’s celebrated video work in 2012 (using funds raised by the Tate Americas Foundation) together with the Centre Pompidou, Paris and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Malcolm Morley

We were saddened to learn of the death of Malcolm Morley, the first artist to win the Turner Prize, this past June. Malcolm who was a wonderful attendee of many of the Tate Americas Foundation’s events over the years, moved to New York in 1958 and even after fifty years remained a quintessential Englishman. He will be deeply missed. An exhibition of his work opens at Sperone Westwater on September 12.

Tate Editions at EXPO CHICAGO

Tate Editions will be showcased as an exhibitor at EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, between September 27 and 30. Supporters of the Tate Americas Foundation complimentary VIP passes to the seventh edition of the fair where you will receive insider access to the fair and Chicago’s vibrant contemporary and modern art scene, from special visits to the city’s top private collections and artists’ studios to openings at the nation’s premier art institutions. If you are interested in securing VIP passes, or for more information, please contact Carmel O’Brien at

Member News (September)

We are pleased to welcome Francesca Bellini (London), Simone Coscarelli Parma (The Hague), Gabriela Mendoza (London) and Teresa Sapey (Madrid) who are joining as members of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee, and Shari Glazer (Los Angeles), Patricia Kaneb Kelly (West Palm Beach), Nancy Kaneb Soule (Boston) and Charlotte Wagner (Boston who are joining as members of the North American Acquisitions Committee.

A Message from Richard Hamilton

I am writing to let you know that I will stepping down as Director of the Tate Americas Foundation at the end of this year.

My decision comes after a 28 year career with Tate; 8 years in London and 20 years in New York since forming the Tate Americas Foundation. It has been a privilege to have been part of Tate as it has developed into a world class institution and to have worked with so many wonderful Trustees, Patrons and Colleagues over the years. In particular, I would like to pay tribute to the five Trustee Chairs and two Tate Directors with whom I have worked closely with since 1999: the late Richard B. Fisher; David Meitus; Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild; Jeanne Donovan Fisher; and Pamela Joyner; together with Sir Nicholas Serota and Maria Balshaw. Without these key individuals, the foundation would not have become recognized as one of the leading “American Friends” organizations with over $300 million raised in cash and art.

I have decided, as a natural extension of my long career in arts philanthropy, to open a consultancy to help develop philanthropic strategies for private individuals, foundations and non-profit institutions. I very much look forward to being an advocate for Tate in years to come, albeit in a different capacity.

Thank you to each of you for everything you have done to help make my career at Tate so enjoyable. I hope to remain in touch with many of you as we all continue to support Tate, a truly remarkable and very much loved institution!

Richard Hamilton
Tate Americas Foundation