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See Tate Modern with an Art Historian

museum visit

See Tate Modern with an Art Historian

119 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
museum visit

See Tate Modern with an Art Historian

museum visit

See Tate Modern with an Art Historian

119 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

It is not uncommon to feel both intrigued and confused by a piece of contemporary art. Allow me to guide you through the galleries of Tate Modern on a curious inquiry into what we see, and hopefully, during the 90 minutes that we spend together, you will acquire the skills of looking, seeing and talking about art. What we see in art is always influenced by a whole host of assumptions. When we see a piece of art, we are not just looking; we are reading the language of images, be it Monet’s Waterlilies or a feminist sculpture. Instead of lecturing you using a list of dry biographical facts, I would like to encourage you to trust your own eyes and instincts and think of art in front of you in a more personal way. How did abstract art come about? Does the gender of the artists matter? What is the place of women in art making? Are there any differences in the approach to art making between male and females artists? What happened to sculpture in the 20th century? Is photography art? Who decided what is art and what isn’t and can art change the world? Do we have to like what we see in order to understand it and vice-versa? We will talk in-depth about all of these questions.

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Julia

Hi, my name is Julia; I am an art historian, freelance researcher and a founder of www.nejasartwalks.com, a bespoke provider of the art-related experiences in London (IG @nejasartwalks). I previously worked as a Collection Research Assistant at Tate and I am now hosting one of the most successful Art Experiences in London. I love sharing my passion for art and I spend most of my free time visiting exhibitions, reading and discussing art. At Tate Modern, we will look at some fabulous art from a fresh angle and try to experience it on a more personal level, without any preconceived ideas. Ask questions! Get excited! Let's talk about art in a way where no answer is too big, or too small, or too right, or too wrong! All ages are welcome, no specific knowledge of art is required, and the Experience is easily tailored.

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Where you'll be

Housed in the building of a former power station, Tate Modern is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the world. It ranks first in the list of London’s Top 10 attractions and fifth globally, hosting 6 million visitors a year. The gallery’s open viewing terrace boasts awe-inspiring 360ᵒ views of the London skyline from high above the River Thames and is among the finest panoramic spots in the city, and it’s free to visit!

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. You should be able to walk for a considerable amount of time. The experience also involves standing for a while in front of some pieces of art. Folding…

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See Tate Modern with an Art Historian
119 reviews
From €37/person
119 reviews
From €37/person