Tate Modern London Overview
Tate Modern is a famous art gallery located in SE1, United Kingdom. It was established in 2000.
In 2017, the art gallery was visited by more than 5,656,004 visitors making it the second most-visited tourist attraction.
It is recognized as the world's largest museum of modern art and history across the world.
The art gallery contains British art from 1990 to the present day. It is a part of the Tate Group. Tata Group includes Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives, and Tate Online.
The art gallery is based in former Bankside Power Station which was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert.
In 1981, the power station was closed. After the closing of the power station, the developers wants to demolish it, but people wish to save the building and use it for further use.
In 1994, Tate Gallery announced that location would be used for their Tate Modern.
In 1995 January, the Pierre de Meuron and De Meuron were selected as the architecture through competitions. In 2000 January, the Tate Modern construction was
There are several external changes done in the building. In 2008, a documentary named Architects Herzog and de Meuron: Alchemy of Building and Tate Modern was launched to provide information about the history of the site.
On 11, May 2000, the art gallery was opened for the public. In the first, the Tate Modern visited by more than 5.25 million visitors.
The Tate Modern has modern artworks from Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and South Africa.
The art gallery has an espresso bar, restaurant, and a member’s room.
It also has a Starr Auditorium and a seminar room on level 1. There are large and various small shops located in the gallery.