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Tate  Art galleries in UK: #TateBritain, #TateModern, @tateliverpool & @tatestives. We aim to increase everyone's enjoyment and understanding of art.

When the weather is this difficult to dress for, #TateWeather recommends layers.
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Michelangelo Pistoletto, Venus of the Rags 1967 1974, on free display at @tateliverpool

'If art is a record of our culture and the art doesn't look like the culture... that's not the history of who we are' – Guerrilla Girls

The @guerrillagirls are an anonymous group of feminist, women artists devoted to fighting sexism and racism within the art world. The group formed in New York City in 1985 with the mission of bringing gender and racial inequality into focus in the arts. Watch the full Tate Shots video by clicking today’s link in bio. 🦍🦍🦍🍌🍌🍌

#WorkoftheWeek is James Barnor's photo of American boxing legend Muhammad Ali, training for a fight in London in 1966. The image is one of a group of portraits in Tate’s collection captured by Barnor in the 1960s. Barnor's work plays a key part in documenting the lives of black women and men who had immigrated to the UK in the post-war years.
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James Barnor, Muhammad Ali training, Earl’s Court, London 1966, on display in Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms.

The EY Exhibition: #VanGogh and Britain will bring together the largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings in the UK for nearly a decade. Some of the artist's most famous works will be brought together from around the world – including Starry Night on the Rhône, L'Arlésienne and the very rarely lent Sunflowers from London’s National Gallery 🌻 Tickets on sale now for 2019! (link in bio)

Vincent van Gogh, The Arlesienne 1890, Collection: Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand

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James Barnor, Mike Eghan at Piccadilly Circus 1967, on display in Tate Britain's Prints & Drawings Rooms

From parched soil to cotton wool, Karasz’s photographs explore the qualities and structures of everyday items. She felt that photography could make visible that which could not be seen by the eye alone. In each case the artist's photographs are carefully constructed from a delicate balance of light and shadow across the surface of the material.

Judith Karasz, Material Structure (Anyagstruktúra) 1931, on display in #ShapeofLight at Tate Modern, the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between abstract art and photography. Closing Sunday!

‘If there is anything I’d say to any artist emerging, whatever you’ve got to do just do it, and do it because you’re thinking it or feeling it and it’s got to be expressed.’ - Sonia Boyce ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Using drawing, print, photography, performance and installation, #SoniaBoyce conveys messages focusing on black representation and perceptions of the black body. We visited the London based artist in her studio to discover how she is reconstructing and gathering a history of black women through her art. Watch the full TateShots video on today’s IGTV. #BlackHistoryMonth

★★★★★ ‘Textiles that beg to be touched' - The Guardian
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Combining the ancient craft of hand-weaving with the language of modern art, #AnniAlbers has been a profound influence on artists around the world. The first major UK exhibition of Albers's work is a long overdue recognition of her pivotal contribution to modern art and design.

Exhibition opened today at Tate Modern 👉 link in bio

Wherever you're at, we hope you're feeling the love today. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💗💜 #NationalComingOutDay

Robert Indiana (1928-2018), LOVE Red Violet 1966-98, on display as of this year at Tate Modern, level 0.

#ArtWords: Diaspora is a term used to describe movements in population from one country to another. In relation to art, the term is used to discuss artists who have migrated from one part of the world to another, (or whose families have), and who express their diverse experiences of culture and identity in the work they make.
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Lubaina Himid, Carpet 1992, Tate collection

Nigerian British painter Chris Ofili turns 50 today. The artist's Turner Prize winning painting 'No Woman, No Cry' is a tribute to the London teenager Stephen Lawrence who was murdered in a racially motivated attack in 1993. In each of the tears shed by the woman in the painting is a collaged image of Stephen Lawrence’s face, while the words ‘R.I.P. Stephen Lawrence’ appear very faintly beneath the surface of the painting. #BlackHistoryMonth
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The work is on free display at Tate Britain. Listen to the full audio description by clicking the link in today’s bio. (Voice of Leah Harvey)

Since the early 1960s, Frank Bowling has explored and expanded the properties and possibilities of paint, influencing generations of painters through his work and writing. Now aged 84, he still paints every day.

The first solo exhibition covering the entirety of the artist's long and distinguished career is coming to Tate Britain in May 2019. 🎨

Frank Bowling, Sacha Jason Guyana Dreams 1989, Tate collection

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