Tate Britain Highlights Tour

Tate Britain Highlights Tour  (free)

Meeting point by signpost at top of stairs inside  Manton Street entrance (level 2)

The guide for our tour is Carpe Diem member, Jennifer, an offical Tate Guide. However as members of the public can also join this tour, it must start promptly at 11am. If you are late you may be able to catch up with the group inside the gallery.

Starting with the oldest Tudor paintings housed in Tate Britain by little known British artists, we will highlight some of the key artists who influenced the course of artistic development in Britain. These include William Hogarth, famous for his satire paintings; the neoclassical and academically trained Sir Joshua Reynolds, who became the first president of the Royal Academy; the romantic, fluid and expressive work of his rival Thomas Gainsborough, Victorian story telling and moralizing paintings, and the influence of James Abbott McNeil Whistler and John Singer Sargent, who first brought Impressionism across the English Channel.

Suggest that after the tour you spend a further 45 mins enjoying the galleries then meet Julia in the nearby Morpeth Arms (at tables outside if weather is good) It is on the same side as Tate Britain, towards Vauxhall Bridge - about three mins walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Julia

    An excellent informative tour delivered in entertaining way by Jennifer. Lovely to enjoy drinks in the sunshine with nice group afterwards. Tour was at 11am - eventually got home at 11.30pm Haha!

    May 4, 2013

  • Elisa

    I'll be there in About twenty minutes, how do I find you? My number is[masked] if you'd contact me to let me know where you are?

    May 2, 2013

  • Jenny

    I can't make it to the Tate Britian on time. Maybe next time. Enjoy!

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was literally walking to the station to come to the Tour and I've injured my ankle.Sorry.

    May 2, 2013

  • Carmine S.

    I have had to cancel because I have to go into work now. Hope to see you soon.

    May 2, 2013

  • phillipe

    If anyone else wishes to do a little more that expected this week, Ascot happens to have free Entry tomorrow afternoon. If anyone wishes to make a plan to go I'm at [masked]

    April 30, 2013

  • vivienne s.

    I'm sorry to have to cancel, I have to wait in for a delivery! Hope to see you next time

    April 29, 2013

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