All posts in Tate Modern

‘Steve McQueen’

After 20 years, an exhibition of works by artist Steve McQueen is coming to London. Works of film, sculpture, and photography are represented in 14 major works, including some never before shown in the UK, that span two decades of McQueen’s career.

Tate posts a £40k ‘Head of Coffee’ job and faces backlash over low curator pay

Despite the backlash, Tate has defended its latest job posting for a head of coffee role with a salary of nearly £40,000, slightly more than the average salary of a London-based curator. Criticism of the role highlights how low museum wages are. According to Glassdoor, the average annual salary for a curator based in London […]

Five exhibitions to see in London right now

Getting back into the swing of things after the holidays can be a drag. Setting your alarm, packing your lunch, and all the things you were excited to stop doing for a little while are back in full-force. Just because it’s January, though, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. To help out, here are five […]

Man rips £20m work by Pablo Picasso at Tate Modern

Just days ago, a man attacked Bust of a Woman, a 1944 painting by Pablo Picasso. Following the events, the painting was taken to the museum’s conservation team to access the damage while the museum stayed operational. The man allegedly responsible was taken into custody by police and has now been charged with criminal damages. […]

Nam June Paik at Tate Modern: How the ‘Father of Video Art’ came to be

Nam June Paik’s ‘TV garden’ can seem like a dystopian nightmare. A dark room filled with TV’s nestled within a sea of living house plants, all seemingly glaring at you. The digital and natural worlds collide, and upon a closer look, they are brought together in a very purposeful way. Nam June Paik is an […]

Kara Walker debuts monumental fountain in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

A 13-meter-high fountain that alludes to a memorial with a colonialist past was revealed today as the latest Hyundai Commission work at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. American artist Kara Walker is behind the much-anticipated work, who started the fountain as a pencil sketch and a series of clay figures before designing the full work digitally […]

Tate Modern edges out British Museum for top attendance spot

Drum roll, please… Recently, Visit England, a tourism organization, released the findings of their survey assessing what museums were most popular in 2018. The report found that Tate Modern saw an increase of four percent in attendance allowing it to overtake the British Museum as the most visited museum last year. Tate Modern is one […]