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CHRISTINE Y. KIM APPOINTED BRITTON FAMILY CURATOR-AT-LARGE (NORTH AMERICAN ART)

22 November 2021
Tate Modern today announces Christine Y. Kim in the newly created position of Britton Family Curator-at-Large (North American Art). Based in Los Angeles and New York, her role will focus on the development of North American art in Tate’s collection through new research and acquisitions. Kim will start in January 2022.  Since 2009 Kim has […]
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TATE AMERICAS FOUNDATION RELEASES DIGITAL ANNUAL REPORT

21 July 2021
We are delighted to share with you the Tate Americas Foundation Digital Annual Report for FY20/21. The report is available to view through the following link:  Tate Americas Foundation Digital Annual Report FY 20/21
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TATE ANNOUNCES TOBIAS OSTRANDER AS THE NEW ESTRELLITA B. BRODSKY ADJUNCT CURATOR, LATIN AMERICAN ART

15 June 2021
Tobias Ostrander is the new Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator, Latin American Art at Tate. He is the former Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (2011-2019). Major exhibitions developed for PAMM include Beatriz González: A Retrospective; Beatriz Milhazes: Jardin Botânico; On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the […]
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LATIN AMERICAN NEWS

15 June 2021
The Tate Americas Foundation recently acquired Johanna Calle Perspectivas 2006-8 (pictured above) and three works by Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, Blue Abstraction 2012, Life in His Mouth, Death Cradles Her Arm 2016, and Print of Sleep 2016.
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NORTH AMERICAN NEWS

15 June 2021
The Tate Americas Foundation recently acquired Marilyn Minter Smash 2014 (pictured above) and three works by Ian Wallace, The Marbles I-IV 2008, The Audience I-IV 2008, and Street Reflections and Pan Am Scan 1970, printed 2009.
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CECILIA VICUÑA ON DISPLAY AT TATE MODERN

1 April 2021
Making its Tate debut when the galleries open in May will be Cecilia Vicuña’s Quipu Womb, recently voted to be acquired by the Tate Latin American Acquisitions Committee. Cecilia Vicuña (Santiago, Chile, 1948) is a Chilean poet and artist based in New York and Santiago, Chile. Her work is noted for themes of language, memory, dissolution, extinction and […]
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TATE AMERICAS FOUNDATION ACQUIRES WORKS BY DAWOUD BEY

1 April 2021
The Tate Americas Foundation is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of five photographs from Dawoud Bey’s series Night Coming Tenderly, Black using funds provided by the North American Acquisitions Committee. Night Coming Tenderly, Black explores the history of fugitive movement along the Underground Railroad. Taken in the areas surrounding Hudson and Cleveland, Ohio – one of the […]
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WHEN THE GALLERIES REOPEN

1 April 2021
LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL: THE STOMACH AND THE PORT Liverpool Biennial is the largest festival of contemporary art in the UK, with free exhibitions taking place across the city’s public spaces, galleries, museums and online from March 20 – June 6, 2021. The 11th edition of the Biennial, The Stomach and the Port, looks at the body and ways of […]
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TATE DEBUTS ONLINE PERFORMANCE RESILIENT RESPONSES

15 February 2021
This premiere is a chance to view new work from some of the most intriguing artists working in performance, dance, and music now. This fresh and relevant material was performed live to camera in the empty tanks during lockdown. Join artists Thomas Heyes, Ekin Bernay and Rowdy SS with special guest Rebecca Bellantoni, as they respond […]
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TATE LAUNCHES QUEER AND NOW 2021

15 February 2021
For LGBTIQA+ History Month in February 2021, Tate’s Queer and Now festival is crossing digital borders to bring queer artists, activists, collectives and communities together from around the world. The events will queer digital curation into a new formation of LGBTIQA+ cultural activism. It will be a chance to celebrate, explore and critique the place […]
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NEW VIVIAN SUTER LIMITED EDITION

15 February 2021
Tate is excited to introduce a new limited edition artwork by world-renowned artist Vivian Suter. Inspired by the tropical landscape of Guatemala where she lives and works, Suter’s abstract paintings reflect the color palette and organic shapes of nature. Her limited edition Tintin and Bonzo 2020 recreates one of her nature-inspired abstract paintings in the medium of […]
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NORTH AMERICAN NEWS

15 February 2021
The Tate Americas Foundation recently acquired Joan Snyder’s Dark Strokes Hope 1971 using endowment income with additional support from North American Acquisitions Committee member Komal Shah.
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LATIN AMERICAN NEWS

15 February 2021
The Tate Americas Foundation recently acquired Alfredo Jaar September 11, 1973 (Coke) . This work was acquired by the Latin American Acquisitions Committee, further expanding Tate’s holdings of Jaar’s works.
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WHEN THE GALLERIES REOPEN

15 February 2021
Patricia Belli in Materials and Objects at Tate ModernMade using pieces of clothing, Patricia Belli’s works carry memories of the body and identity. The works on display were acquired by Tate’s Latin American Acquisitions Committee. Learn more. Tamara Henderson in Performer and Participant at Tate ModernIn this installation, Tamara Henderson studies dreams and states of consciousness to create striking forms […]
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GIFT OF WORK OF ART TO TATE AMERICAS FOUNDATION

1 December 2020
The Tate Americas Foundation is pleased to announce Remain, Thriving, 2018 by Njideka Akunyili Crosby has been gifted by Sukey and Michael Novogratz.  Njideka Akunyili Crosby draws on historical, political and personal references to create densely layered figurative paintings. Characterized by their distinctive style, her works conjure the complexity of global African identity, as well as contemporary experiences of diaspora […]
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BELOVED ROTHKO ROOM RETURNS TO TATE BRITAIN

1 December 2020
The world’s largest collection of paintings by one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, J.M.W. Turner, has been rejoined by Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals.Intended as objects of contemplation, these nine abstract paintings were donated to Tate by the artist due to his deep affection for British art, especially Turner.
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TATE AMERICAS FOUNDATION DIGITAL ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2019

1 September 2020
See the depth of support and the impact that your giving has on exhibitions, programs and acquisitions for Tate in the 2019 Tate Americas Foundation Annual Report. We are so grateful to all of you for making the Tate Americas Foundation and the work of Tate a priority in your philanthropy. If you would like a […]
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TATE GALLERIES TO RE-OPEN ON JULY 27

10 July 2020
The exciting news at Tate is that the Galleries will be reopening on July 27th with collections shows open as well as the Andy Warhol, Audrey Beardsley, and Naum Gabo exhibitions that had only just opened when lockdown began. The Steve McQueen Year 3 installation, a message of hope about the social power of art, will continue to be shown at Tate Britain for […]
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PABLO JOSÉ RAMIREZ, APPOINTED ADJUNCT CURATOR, FIRST NATIONS AND INDIGENOUS ART

10 July 2020
Tate is pleased to announce the appointment of the curator for First Nations and Indigenous Art as a part of the Hyundai Tate Research Centre.  The Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational promotes new ways of interpreting and presenting art through the framework of ‘transnational’; a way of understanding and curating art that encourages the idea that […]
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PAUL BRITTON ELECTED CHAIR AND BOB RENNIE ELECTED PRESIDENT OF TATE AMERICAS FOUNDATION

20 May 2020
The Tate Americas Foundation Board of Trustees today announced that from May 5, 2020 Paul Britton has been elected Chair and Bob Rennie will be President of the Board. Paul Britton succeeds Pamela Joyner who has been Chair of the Board since 2017.   Maria Balshaw, Director of Tate said, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity […]
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Tate at Frieze LA

13 April 2020
Looking back to February, Tate supporters had an enlightening program during Frieze Los Angeles. The group visited with artists Lauren Halsey, Mary Weatherford, Ed Ruscha, Jordan Wolfson, Gary Simmons, and viewed private collections and key exhibitions in Los Angeles.
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Tate Edit at The Armory Show, Pier 90, New York City

11 February 2020
Tate Edit will be returning to The Armory Show, March 4-8, with a selection of new and archive limited edition artworks in support of Tate. Artists include Lubaina Himid, Rosemarie Trockel and Luc Tuymans, who has produced a new edition which will be launching exclusively at the fair. There will also be a special opportunity […]
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Tate at Frieze LA

11 February 2020
Tate supporters will be participating in a robust program of activities as part of Frieze LA on Thursday February 13 through Saturday February 15. Joining Maria Balshaw, Director, Tate and Mark Godfrey, Senior Curator, International Art, (Europe and Americas), the group will visit artists Lauren Halsey, Mary Weatherford, Ed Ruscha, Jordan Wolfson, Gary Simmons, and view private collections […]
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Abigail Baratta and Eugenia Braniff join the Tate Americas Foundation Board

15 December 2019
Abigail Baratta (New York) and Eugenia Braniff (Mexico City) have joined the Tate Americas Foundation Board adding great new insight and leadership. Abigail Baratta first became involved with Tate in 2008 and has been active since through the Tate Foundation Board, the North American Acquisitions Committee, and support of Tate Modern 2 and Steve McQueen Year […]
Acquisitions

NAAC and LAAC Meetings

15 December 2019
The North American Acquisitions Committee (NAAC) held their seminar meeting during Frieze London; had a private view of Olafur Elliason and reviewed the research on future priorities for acquisition. The Latin American Acquisitions Committee (LAAC) had a successful meeting during Art Basel Miami and voted to acquire works from Vivian Suter, Liliana Maresca, Alfredo Jaar, Johanna Calle, […]
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2019 Artists Dinner

15 December 2019
The 2019 Tate Americas Foundation dinner honored five extraordinary women artists all currently engaged with Tate — Aliza Nisenbaum, Lorna Simpson, Sarah Sze, Anicka Yi, and Cecilia Vicuña. It was an unforgettable evening in Lorna Simpson’s studio with each of the artists speaking eloquently about their work.  
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Helen Frankenthaler Gift

15 December 2019
The Tate Americas Foundation received a gift of a major painting by Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011), one of the leading figures of abstract American art in the 20th century. Vessel 1961, a spectacular example of the artist’s work created during an important early stage of her career, has been generously donated by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in New York […]
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WENDY FISHER AND KIM SHIRLEY JOIN THE TATE AMERICAS FOUNDATION BOARD

14 August 2019
Wendy Fisher (New York, London and South Africa) and Kim Shirley (Seattle) have joined the Tate Americas Foundation Board adding great new insight and leadership. Wendy Fisher has been a member of the Tate International Council since 2009, a member of the African Acquisitions Committee since 2011, a North American Acquisitions Committee member from 2013 – […]
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Catherine Carver Dunn Appointed Executive Director of Tate Americas Foundation

22 February 2019
The Tate Americas Foundation is delighted to announce that Catherine Carver Dunn has been appointed as its new Executive Director. She will take up the appointment in late February 2019. Currently Deputy Director, Advancement at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Dunn brings over 30 years’ experience at the heart of the New York cultural and […]
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Tate Americas Launches Global Search for Executive Director

10 October 2018
The Board of Trustees of Tate Americas Foundation has launched a global search to identify an outstanding individual for the Executive Director who will lead the Foundation and enhance its impact. Reporting to the Board of Trustees and working closely with colleagues at Tate, the Executive Director will lead the Foundation’s strategy to grow relationships […]
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Christian Marclay’s The Clock on Display at Tate Modern

12 September 2018
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 […]
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Malcolm Morley

12 September 2018
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 […]
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Tate Editions at EXPO CHICAGO

12 September 2018
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 […]
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Member News (September)

12 September 2018
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 […]
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A Message from Richard Hamilton

4 September 2018
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 […]
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A Tower That Could Reach the Heavens

5 June 2018
Tariq from Tate Collective London shares his perspective on Cildo Mereiles’s work Babel. The sculpture was purchased jointly by Tate, London (with the assistance of the Tate Americas Foundation’s Latin American Acquisitions Committee) and the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, 2013, as a promised gift to Tate. You can view the video here: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/meireles-babel-t14041/tower-that-could-reach-heavens
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Tate to Seek Trustee for a New Generation and to Launch £5 Exhibition Tickets For 16-25 Year Olds

8 May 2018
Tate, with agreement from government, will seek to appoint its first Trustee dedicated to bringing the views of the next generation to the highest level of Tate’s decision-making process. Tate is also launching £5 exhibition tickets for 16 to 25 year olds as part of a new scheme called Tate Collective. It is the first […]
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Lionel Barber Appointed Chair of Tate

8 May 2018
Tate Trustees have appointed Lionel Barber to be Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He has served as a Trustee of Tate since 31 January 2011 and has served as interim Chair since 1 August 2017. In accordance with the Museums and Galleries Act, the Trustees choose the chair from one of their number. The process for […]
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May Member News

8 May 2018
We are pleased to welcome Gabriela Mendoza (London) and Teresa Sapey (Madrid) who are joining as a members of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee.
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Joan Jonas at Tate Modern

3 April 2018
Hero to a generation of younger artists, Joan Jonas is a pioneer of performance and video who has pushed the boundaries of art for the last five decades. Experience the largest exhibition of Jonas’s work ever held in the UK. Early works from the late 1960s are shown alongside recent installations dealing with topical themes such as […]
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Pamela Joyner to become Chair of the Tate Americas Foundation

1 March 2018
Pamela Joyner will succeed Jeanne Donovan Fisher as Chair of the Tate Americas Foundation for a five year term starting on April 1, 2018. Maria Balshaw, Director Tate, said: “We are delighted that Pamela Joyner has agreed to take on a leadership role as Chair of the Tate Americas Foundation. Pamela has been a close friend […]
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In Memory of Jack Whitten

1 February 2018
We were deeply saddened to learn that the artist Jack Whitten died on January 20. Jack Whitten’s is represented in Tate’s collection and his paintings were included in Tate Modern’s “Soul of A Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power,” exhibition which opens this month at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. In this Tateshots film […]
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Member News (February)

1 February 2018
We are pleased to welcome Katherine Francey Stables (London) who is joining as a member of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee, and Miyoung Lee (New York), Sheryl and Eric Maas (Dallas), Alireza Abrischamchi (London) and Kathleen Madden and Paul Frantz (New York) who are joining as a members of the North American Acquisitions Committee.
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Celebrating Thirty Years

12 December 2017
The Trust Deed that created the American Fund for the Tate Gallery was signed thirty years ago on November 30, 1987. The endowment was gifted by Sir Edwin and Lady Manton to help Tate acquire works of art from North and South America. As an independent charity increasing number of donors supported the work of Tate in […]
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Henry Christensen III

12 December 2017
It was with enormous sadness that we learnt last month of the passing of our Trustee, Henry Christensen III. Terry, as he was widely known, was legal counsel to the Manton’s and a founding Trustee. For thirty years, he guided our organization with great sensitivity and he was a much loved part of Tate’s family. His loss is […]
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Member News (December)

12 December 2017
We are pleased to welcome Marta Regina Fernandez Holman (Key Biscayne) who is rejoining as a member of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee, and Mala Gaonkar (London) who is joining as a member of the North American Acquisitions Committee.
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Granville-Grossman Members Room

9 November 2017
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 […]
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Tate Annual Report for 2016/17 Published

9 November 2017
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 […]
New members

Member News (November)

9 November 2017
We are pleased to welcome Mala Gaonkar (London) as a new member of the North American Acquisitions Committee.
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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power at Tate Modern

9 November 2017
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 […]
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Tate Americas Foundation Annual Report 2016

9 November 2017
Our 2016 Annual Report is now available online by clicking here. Please do let us know if you would like a hard copy. TAF Annual Report 2016
New members

Member News (September)

9 November 2017
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.
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Please Welcome Maria Balshaw as new Director of Tate

26 July 2017
Dr Maria Balshaw CBE starts as new Director of Tate on June 1. She is the first woman to be appointed to the role. Maria began her career in academia before working for Arts Council England in Birmingham and then becoming Director of the Whitworth in 2006. She quickly became a key figure in the transformation […]
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Tate Modern Limited Editions Cabinet

26 July 2017
In support and celebration of the iconic new building on the south side of Tate Modern a diverse and international group of contemporary artists were invited to create limited edition artworks. Consisting of painting, photography, three dimensional work and a set of stainless steel music boxes this dynamic body of work is displayed within a […]
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Tribute to Sir Nicholas Serota

26 July 2017
Nicholas Serota will be retiring at the end of this month after 28 years as Director of Tate.  We would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to him for helping make Tate into an organization respected throughout the world. It was Nick’s vision that led to the creation of Tate Modern and the […]
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Ellsworth Kelly in Focus at Tate Liverpool

26 July 2017
A beautiful focus display of the late Ellsworth Kelly has opened at Tate Liverpool. Born in Newburgh, New York, Kelly (1923–2015) is best known for his pioneering paintings, inspired by his observations of overlooked geometric shapes such as shadows on a wall or the architectural features of buildings. Presenting 11 paintings, prints and reliefs from the Tate collection, […]
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TateShots: Twitter With… David Hockney

26 July 2017
For a new series, the legendary David Hockney invited TateShots into his studio for a chat. But in a twist, it wasn’t TateShots asking the questions. Is he a geek? Does he like swimming? What does he think of the credit crunch? All was revealed thanks to those who submitted questions via Twitter. The David Hockney exhibition […]
New members

Member News (April)

26 July 2017
We are pleased to welcome Aimee Labarrere de Servitje (Mexico City) who is joining as a member of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee.
Events

CILDO MEIRELES: A TOWER THAT COULD REACH THE HEAVENS

5 July 2017
Get a fresh perspective on Cildo Mereiles in this short film about the artist and his work Babel, 2001 which is currently on display at Tate Modern in Media Networks. Babel explores an ancient myth about the origin of language. In this video Tariq from Tate Collective London (a free event for young people aged […]