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LONDONUnited Kingdom

Tate Modern

Tate Modern is a museum of modern art that collects exhibits representing, among others futurism, abstractionism, minimalism, kubim, pop art. You can see the works of such artists as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Henri Matisse, and Claude Monet. The entire collection is also available online. Admission to permanent exhibitions is free.

From the 1950s, the building housed a power plant. The museum has been there since 2000. The building itself is a simple, industrial block. Its characteristic element is a 99 m high chimney. Apparently, the height has been chosen so that it does not exceed the height of the cathedral of St. Paweł, which is on the other side of the river. The main part of Tate Modern is Hala Turbin, which is 3400 m² in area and 35 m high. Large sculptural projects are presented there. In 2009, Mirosław Bałka was invited to cooperate.

In 2016, a new 10-story wing was put into use in the gallery, thanks to which Tate increased its area by nearly 60%.


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    Bankside SE1 9TG London , United Kingdom