London’s Millennium Bridge connects St Paul’s Cathedral with the Bankside Power Station that closed in 1981 and reopened in 2000 as the Tate Modern, one of the four Tate family art galleries in the UK. It is the most visited modern art museum in the world.
Admission is free to the museum except for some special exhibits and photography is allowed (yay!) except in some of those special exhibits. As you might expect, some of the most famous works of the 20th century can be found here and I saw several Picassos, Mondrians and Kandinskys. I was also somewhat surprised to find a Monet here and very surprised to encounter a J. M. W. Turner! Here are a few examples of the art we saw that day.
Claude Monet made 250 paintings of his beloved water-lillies during the last thirty years of his life. The one we saw at the Tate Modern was created around 1916.
I was informed by several sources that the Tate Modern collection contains art from 1900 onwards and was surprised to come across a Turner. He painted this work sometime between 1840 and 1845! I guess this is the Tate’s one exception to their rule.
The Bloomberg Connects drawing bar can be found on level 3. You can create your own digital masterpiece on an interactive screen and see it instantaneously displayed on the large screen for the world to see!
I’ll show some more photos of art we saw at the Tate Modern tomorrow.