Britain’s national gallery of international modern art opened on the South Bank in 2000 and is now the most-visited modern art gallery in the world – with good reason.
Its inspired setting in a former power station creates a dramatic light and space which shows off the collection to its best advantage. Themed around four schools – Cubism & Futurism; Surrealism, Abstract Expressionisism and Minimalism – there are works to inspire and interest both those with a general interest in modern art and those who follow a particular genre or artist.
The art on display includes classic pieces by Rothko, Warhol, Hockney, Braque, Klee, Dali, Ernst, Picasso and Jackson Pollock. I will introduce you to the highlights of the collection and the stories of the artists who created them.
In addition to the permanent collection, there are always exciting temporary exhibitions, usually including a major piece in the breathtaking space of the Turbine Hall. And afterwards, you can consider your thoughts about these thought-provoking pieces in the café, while you soak in the fantastic views of St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge.