Come along on Sunday 12th September for a relaxing Sunday afternoon visit to Tate Britain!
About the gallery
Tate Britain, which opened in 1897, is the world centre for the understanding and enjoyment of British art and works actively to promote interest in British art internationally. The displays at Tate Britain call on the greatest collection of British art in the world to present an unrivalled picture of the development of art in Britain from the 1500 to the present day.
Some of the highlights of the Tate collection of British art include rich holdings of portraiture from the age of Queen Elizabeth I; of the work of William Hogarth, sometimes called the father of English painting; of the eighteenth-century portraitists Gainsborough and Reynolds; of the animal painter George Stubbs; of the artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood who revolutionised British art in the nineteenth century; and in the twentieth century of the work of Stanley Spencer, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Francis Bacon.
Special attention is given to these three outstanding British artists from the Romantic age. Blake and Constable have dedicated spaces within the gallery, while the unique Turner Collection of about 300 paintings and many thousands of watercolours is housed in the specially built Clore Gallery.
The visit should last about 1h 30mins. The visit is self guiding - we will put you into small groups to explore the gallery together using sheets on the gallery's best paintings.
The group charges £2 per person for non-Full Members, Full Members are free.
Go here to become a Full Member - https://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/
Afterwards we will head to 'The White Swan pub' 14 Vauxhall Bridge Road for a chat over a drink.
Please note, we only wait outside the gallery for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time.
If you can't see outside the main entrance, at the bottom of the steps, please text.
Look out for the red & blue 'London Cultureseekers Group' sign.
Hope to see you there!
Robert[masked] (prefer text)
Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/pages/26449165/Group_Rules/