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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Tate Liverpool : Cindy Sherman

Today we arrive Tate Liverpool – Cindy Sherman, for our Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

The art in this gallery explores works of Cindy Sherman and her contemporaries. Presented here are our top three works to see here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. Untitled A, 1975, by Cindy Sherman
2. Aspects of Myself, 2001, by Grayson Perry
3. Reclining Figure, 1939, by Henry Moore OM, CH

Image credit for artworks : Tate Liverpool

Some fun facts about the Museum : Tate in Liverpool

  • Tate Liverpool was conceptualised in the early 80s and launched by 1988.
  • The aim was to promote Modern art locally. As well as promote education in the arts & culture locally.
  • This goal was supported also by the establishing of the Liverpool Biennale. The Biennale was set up in 1998, only a decade after the Tate gallery opened.
  • It is estimated that the Tate Liverpool welcomes more than 600,000 visitors every year. The years that coincide with the Biennale likely see a higher volume of visitors. These factors have resulted in Liverpool being recognised as a major hub for art, not just in England, but in Europe.
  • It is interesting to note here, that before the Tate and the Biennale were set up, Liverpool was a fairly quaint city. At least as far as art was concerned. It was synonymous with football. And of course, the Beatles. Setting up of these major cultural entities seemed like a pre-meditated scheme to put the Northern city on the European art map. As an important destination in the grand tour for modern and contemporary art.

A Final Thought

The Tate’s educational objectives are indirectly supported by the Biennale’s year-round programs. These programs encourage local artists and interest in the arts.

Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And also what you should see there. 

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