Schwitters in Britain

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 12TH MAY 2013

ADDRESS
Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG 
 
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Dates:
30th January 2013 until 12th May 2013
 
OPENING TIMES
Sat to Thu 10am-6pm, last admission 5.15pm, Fri 10am-10pm, last admission 9.15pm
 
PRICES
£10, concs available
 

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Schwitters in BritainThe late work of Kurt Schwitters, a significant figure in European Dadism, comes under the spotlight in Schwitters in Britain, the first major exhibition to examine this artist who was forced to flee Germany during Nazi occupation. The Tate Britain exhibition focuses on his British period, from his arrival in Britain as a refugee in 1940 until his death in Cumbria in 1948. The works, which show traces of the impact of his exile, number over 150 collages, assemblages and sculptures, many shown in the UK for the first time in over 30 years.

 

About Tate Britain

Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other galleries around the UK, including Tate Modern also in London. Dedicated to showcasing Britain's artistic talent, Tate Britain is home to the greatest collection of British art from 1500 to the present day. More about Tate Britain

Schwitters in Britain images

Schwitters in Britain  Kurt Schwitters, En Morn 1947 c Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee national d’art moderne, Paris DACS 2012  

   
Schwitters in Britain - Kurt Schwitters, En Morn 1947 c Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee national d’art moderne, Paris  DACS 2012

Schwitters in Britain Kurt Schwitters, En Morn 1947 c Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee national d’art moderne, Paris DACS 2012 

LondonTown.com - Schwitters in Britain Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Pimlico Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Victoria Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Westminster
 
9 minutes walk
 
Pimlico Masterpark
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Near Schwitters in Britain
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  23% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 3 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  39% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
For understated chic this hotel on the banks of the Thames opposite the Tate Britain is a top choice. The rooms are clean and modern and ... More
 
 
 
Plaza on the River Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £126  39% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
Riverside rooms at this modern luxury hotel overlook the River Thames with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye visible. All apartments features ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Schwitters in Britain

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British Folk Art: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 11th July 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Schwitters in Britain
An insight into curating the British Folk Art exhibition, the first major survey of folk art in the UK....More
 
 
 
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Cyprus Sinfonia
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 11th July 2014 - 7pm
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | 7 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
Michael Thorne conducts Bernstein's Candide Overture, Copland's El Salon Mexico and Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, Britten's Les Illuminations and Michael Torke's Bright Blue Music, with ...More
 
 
 
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Recipe Cause & Affect
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 11th July 2014 - 10pm-6am
The LightBox, 6a South Lambeth Place, SW8 | 8 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
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St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of ... More
 
 
 
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Above The Stag Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, SW8 | 11 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
Above the Stag Theatre, one of London's most successful small theatres, re-opens in a brand new venue on 29th November 2013, in a renovated railway ... More
 
 
 
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Westminster Cathedral
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 11 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky. While ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Schwitters in Britain
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Tate Britain
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Schwitters in Britain
Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other ... More
 
 
 
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Garden Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
Situated in the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames, the Garden Museum provides an insight into ... More
 
 
 
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Jewel Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
Across the road from the imposing Houses of Parliament, this simple, three-storey, 14th century tower often gets overlooked on the tourist trail. One of only ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Schwitters in Britain
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Lassco House & Garden
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 8 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
Architectural salvage produces the most gloriously mismatched collection of pieces, all housed in this disused church. Stock changes constantly; look for anything from stuffed animals to ... More
 
 
 
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Cornucopia
London > Shopping > Clothing
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 11 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
This prized vintage shop, in business for 40 years and bursting at the seams with a mixed bag of period clothing, is sadly closing down. Due ... More
 
 
 
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William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X | 11 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
 
 
 
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Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Schwitters in Britain
The Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain gets its name from the specially commissioned Rex Whistler mural, 'The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats', which provides ... More
 
 
 
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City Café
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
A cool refined decor, pretension-free food and immaculate attention to detail across a versatile set of menus make this a brilliant contemporary version of a classic ... More
 
 
 
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Shepherd's
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Marsham Court, Marsham Street, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
This formal restaurant in Marsham Street retains its old school charm and remains popular with men in pin-striped suits - being close to Parliament and several ... More
 
 
 
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Near Schwitters in Britain
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 2 miles from Schwitters in Britain
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 35 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 37 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Retreat at Harrods
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 11 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
Surely one of the most desirable places to spoil yourself rotten - the Urban Retreat flagship spa sits ever so prettily on the top floor of ... More
 
 
 
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Argonauts
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Queen Mother Sports Centre, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 12 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
This friendly, professional diving club based in Central London has been running for 30 years, and is now based at the Queen Mother Sports centre which ... More
 
 
 
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Surrey County Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
The Brit Insurance Oval, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 15 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
While Lords is the spiritual home of English cricket, it is The Oval (offically The Brit Insurance Oval), home of Surrey County Cricket Club, that fills ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Schwitters in Britain

The best pubs near London Schwitters in Britain.
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The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, SE11 | 12 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, SW1H | 13 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
 
 
 
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The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 15 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
The Fentiman Arms is a special pub in Lambeth a cricket ball's throw way from The Oval. They have a lovely wild garden out the back, ... More
 
 
 
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Schwitters in Britain clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Fire
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 9 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
London's biggest and best gay venue, Fire hosts a cluster of different club nights including more and more straight-friendly one-off parties over the weekends. Newly redesigned ... More
 
 
 
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The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 12 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
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South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 14 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
Ten minutes from the nearest tube, in a drab and ugly corner of Oval, sits one of the most surreal nightlife experiences you can have in ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Schwitters in Britain.
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Schwitters in Britain
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
 
 
 
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. Originally built in ... More
 
 
 
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from Schwitters in Britain
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. The Centre houses ... More
 
 
 

Tate Britain events

 
British Folk Art: TalkBritish Folk Art: TalkAn insight into curating the British Folk Art exhibition, the first major survey of folk art in the UK.11th July 2014Friday 11th July 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Today Only
British Folk Art: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 11th July 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
An insight into curating the British Folk Art exhibition, the first major survey of folk art in the UK.
Adrift: A Sonic Trail For Dock By Dan ScottAdrift: A Sonic Trail For Dock By Dan ScottAdrift uses the sounds of materials used in dock to take listeners on a dream-like sonic journey deep under water. Listen to this Sonic Trail as you explore dock.11th July 2014Thursday 31st July 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Adrift: A Sonic Trail For Dock By Dan Scott
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Multimedia | PRICING  Free  
DATES  30th May to 31st July 2014
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Adrift uses the sounds of materials used in dock to take listeners on a dream-like sonic journey deep under water. Listen to this Sonic Trail as you explore dock.
Space (Ages 15-25)Space (Ages 15-25)An unstructured, creative session.11th July 2014Thursday 31st July 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Space (Ages 15-25)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 31st July 2014
VENUE  Tate Britain 
An unstructured, creative session.
Kenneth ClarkKenneth ClarkKenneth ClarkTate Britain turns the tables and instead of focussing on an artist, looks at the influence of revered art historian Kenneth Clark (1903-1983). His 1969 BBC series Civilisation - a history of western art, architecture and philosophy - is still regarded as a classic piece of documentary television that popularised art history. As a patron, collector11th July 2014Sunday 10th August 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Ongoing
Kenneth Clark
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  20th May to 10th August 2014
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Tate Britain turns the tables and instead of focussing on an artist, looks at the influence of revered art historian Kenneth Clark (1903-1983). His 1969 BBC series Civilisation - a history of western art, architecture and philosophy - is still regarded as a classic piece of documentary television that popularised art history. As a patron, collector... More about this event
 
British Folk ArtBritish Folk ArtBritish Folk ArtOverlooked by art historians, dismissed by intellectuals, rarely attributed to individual artists, but loved for its exquisite craftsmanship, British Folk Art is often seen as a poor relation to fine art. Tate Britain curator and folk art expert Dr Martin Myrone has brought together more than 100 artefacts from collections around the country in thi11th July 2014Sunday 7th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Ongoing
British Folk Art
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  10th June to 7th September 2014
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Overlooked by art historians, dismissed by intellectuals, rarely attributed to individual artists, but loved for its exquisite craftsmanship, British Folk Art is often seen as a poor relation to fine art. Tate Britain curator and folk art expert Dr Martin Myrone has brought together more than 100 artefacts from collections around the country in thi... More about this event
 
BP Spotlight: SourceBP Spotlight: SourceThis display is curated by Tate Collective London and highlights similarities between the mass display of art in a salon hang and the ability of 21st century digital and social media platforms.11th July 2014Sunday 14th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: Source
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 14th September 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
This display is curated by Tate Collective London and highlights similarities between the mass display of art in a salon hang and the ability of 21st century digital and social media platforms.
BP Spotlight: Alan DavieBP Spotlight: Alan DaviePaintings that are the result of an improvisatory process, their gestures and biomorphic forms celebrating a world of imagination and beauty at odds with the common view of the alienation and disaffection of the post-war milieu.11th July 2014Sunday 28th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: Alan Davie
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 28th September 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Paintings that are the result of an improvisatory process, their gestures and biomorphic forms celebrating a world of imagination and beauty at odds with the common view of the alienation and disaffection of the post-war milieu.
BP Spotlight: Chris KillipBP Spotlight: Chris KillipWorks by the photographer who was at the forefront of a generation interested in documenting the political and social issues of working-class communities in the 1970s and 1980s.11th July 2014Sunday 28th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: Chris Killip
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 28th September 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Works by the photographer who was at the forefront of a generation interested in documenting the political and social issues of working-class communities in the 1970s and 1980s.
BP Spotlight: The Craze For PastelBP Spotlight: The Craze For PastelThis display explores the emergence of pastel in the 18th century and its phenomenal, if relatively short-lived, success as a fashionable alternative to oil paint. Tracing its evolution from natural chalk made from coloured earth - long used for figure and landscape sketches - into a full-colour portrait medium of fabricated, coloured chalk crayons11th July 2014Sunday 5th October 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Spotlight: The Craze For Pastel
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 5th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
This display explores the emergence of pastel in the 18th century and its phenomenal, if relatively short-lived, success as a fashionable alternative to oil paint. Tracing its evolution from natural chalk made from coloured earth - long used for figure and landscape sketches - into a full-colour portrait medium of fabricated, coloured chalk crayons
Reception, Rupture And Return: The Model And The Life RoomReception, Rupture And Return: The Model And The Life RoomThis display examines the role of the life model for the artist (and vice versa), the evolution and disruption of the life room, and the changing status of life drawing from the 19th to the 21st centuries. It will examine both conservative and innovative practice (with an emphasis on the latter) with unique perspectives from the archives of three a11th July 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Reception, Rupture And Return: The Model And The Life Room
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  26th May to 12th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
This display examines the role of the life model for the artist (and vice versa), the evolution and disruption of the life room, and the changing status of life drawing from the 19th to the 21st centuries. It will examine both conservative and innovative practice (with an emphasis on the latter) with unique perspectives from the archives of three a
 

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David Tremlett: Drawing For Free Thinking
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Britain

A large-scale wall drawing consisting of bold blocks of colour and clean lines that are inspired by traditional styles of ...More

Reception, Rupture And Return: The Model And The Life Room
Exhibitions | Until 12th October 2014 

Tate Britain

This display examines the role of the life model for the artist (and vice versa), the evolution and disruption of ...More

BP Spotlight: Alan Davie
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

Tate Britain

Paintings that are the result of an improvisatory process, their gestures and biomorphic forms celebrating a world of imagination and ...More

BP Spotlight: Forgotten Faces
Exhibitions | Until 12th October 2014 

Tate Britain

This display brings together portraits that were stars of the Tate collection in the early 20th century. Many were reproduced ...More

BP Spotlight: Bodies Of Nature
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2014 

Tate Britain

The works in this display focus on the nymph with or without her frequent companions: satyrs, infant cupids and other ...More

British Folk Art: Talk
Exhibitions | On 11th July 2014 

Tate Britain

An insight into curating the British Folk Art exhibition, the first major survey of folk art in the UK....More

Tate Britain Commission 2014: Phyllida Barlow
Tate Britain Commission 2014: Phyllida Barlow
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

Tate Britain

The annual Tate Britain Commission, which fills Tate Britain's Duveen Galleries with a piece of specially created contemporary art, will ...More

 
British Folk Art
British Folk Art
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

Tate Britain

Overlooked by art historians, dismissed by intellectuals, rarely attributed to individual artists, but loved for its exquisite craftsmanship, British Folk ...More

 
Kenneth Clark
Kenneth Clark
Exhibitions | Until 10th August 2014 

Tate Britain

Tate Britain turns the tables and instead of focussing on an artist, looks at the influence of revered art historian ...More

 
Phyllida Barlow: Tate Britain Commission 2014
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2014 

Tate Britain

Sculptor Phyllida Barlow will unveil her largest and most ambitious work in London to date for the Tate Britain Commission ...More

 
 
 
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