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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Tate Modern : Lynne Cohen & Taryn Simone

Today we arrive Tate Modern – Citizens, for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

This gallery presents the works of Lynne Cohen and Taryn Simon. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. Alpine Club before a Party, 1974, by Lynne Cohen
2. Apartment Lobby, Ottawa, 1978, by Lynne Cohen
3. Furniture Showroom, 1979, by Lynne Cohen

Image credit for artworks : Tate Modern

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • Tate Modern is located on South Bankside of the Thames in London, near St. Paul’s Cathedral.
  • The building used to be an industrial power station and therefore is stylistically very different than any other art museum in the world. The chimney though 99m high is lower than the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
  • The inside of the gallery is a massive 34,500 sq m. This consists of various galleries and exhibition spaces, two cafes, a 240 seat auditorium, a gift shop and several other spaces.
  • Entry to the permanent collection is free. However, special exhibitions have a charge. The main source of revenue is membership and subscriptions. Members enjoy a wide range of benefits including discounts on special exhibits as well as on items in the gift shop and cafes.
  • Other than subscription income, the gallery has various institutional and individual supporters who facilitate the purchase or long-term loan of artworks for display.

A Final Thought : TATE

 Apart from Tate Modern, the Tate Foundation has also been responsible for establishing Tate Britain, as well as artvgalleries in St Ives and Tate Liverpool. These are all supported by the UK Department for Culture, Media & Sport.  

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 what you should see there. 

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