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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Tate Modern : Texture & Photography

Today we arrive Tate Modern – Texture & Photography, for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula. The Tate galleries are currently under the directorship of Sir Nicholas Serota.

This gallery explores themes of texture and photography through the works of various artists. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. Untitled, 1952, by Guy Bourdin
2. Solange, 1957, by Guy Bourdin
3. Rope, 1931, by Judith Karasz

image credit for artworks : Tate Modern

Some fun facts about the Museum : Sir Nicholas Serota

  • The routine affairs of the Tate galleries is overseen by a Director. The current and 8th serving director of the Tate is Sir Nicholas Serota. Serota has been a director since 1988. Previously, he served as director for the Museum of Modern Art. The Tate Modern and Tate St Ives galleries were opened under his leadership.
  • Nicholas Serota had succeeded the 7th director – Sir Alan Bowness. Bowness served a comparatively brief term from 1980 to 1988. He was responsible for a large part of the Surrealist and American collection of works seen across Tate galleries today. He also facilitated the setting up of Tate Liverpool. And contributed to the initial negotiations for setting up Tate St. Ives.

A Final Thought :

The strength and success of any institution depends on its leadership. It is therefore interesting to consider the chain of leadership that the Tate galleries have witnessed in their long history. The expansion and popularity of each of these art spaces would not have been possible without the support and vision of strong directors and heads. Continue on this journey with us as we further discuss leadership at the Tate. Starting with current director, Sir Nicholas Serota. Tracing back to the very first director.


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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