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  1. September 19, 2014

    More exhibitions including Neïl Beloufa and CRW Nevinson

    Late Turner: Painting Set Free, Tate Britain, London Turner’s late style – abstracted, reckless, extravagant, grandly tragic...

  2. September 12, 2014

    ‘Late Turner - Painting Set Free’ at Tate Britain

    Turner at Tate Britain Of the half-dozen major museum shows devoted to JMW Turner since 2010, Tate Britain’s gorgeous new...

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  1. July 9, 2014

    Yorkshire’s open air gallery wins museum prize

    An open-air sculpture gallery in Yorkshire offering “an overwhelming mix of sensory experience” has won the UK’s biggest...

  2. June 6, 2014

    Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation Tate Britain, London

    Period reconstructions evoke English taste during the art historian’s Edwardian youth – Landseer, Beardsley, Japanese prints...

  3. May 23, 2014

    ‘Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation’, Tate Britain

    Kenneth Clark slideshow Tate Britain’s new exhibition Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation is an idiosyncratic...

  4. May 2, 2014

    Small galleries adjust as screw tightens

    Auction prices in the topmost echelons have never been higher, yet galleries are closing with alarming frequency. There are...

  5. April 1, 2014

    Phyllida Barlow, Tate Britain, London – review

    There could be no better place to unleash Phyllida Barlow than Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries. Left to its own devices, the...

  6. March 7, 2014

    The joy of archaeolatreia

    When I was a child visiting relatives in Greece, there was a bus I always particularly wanted to catch into the centre of...

  7. December 2, 2013

    French-born installation artist Laure Prouvost wins Turner Prize

    Laure Prouvost has been named as the winner of the 2013 Turner Prize for works of art that the judging panel praised as...

  8. November 22, 2013

    ‘Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation’, Tate Britain

    My collection is a diary of my life,” Kenneth Clark once wrote, “the only one I have ever kept.” Clark is best known for his...

  9. November 18, 2013

    Tate Britain’s grand entrance

    For £45m you could commission a blockbuster building. But spend that same amount on a sprawling historic building and the...

  10. FT Photo Diary

    November 18, 2013

    Tate Britain transformed

    Olivia Harris/Reuters A gallery assistant stands on the new spiral staircase at Tate Britain in central London. The £45m...

  11. November 1, 2013

    Simon Ling and Chris Ofili talk art

    A tall figure in blue tracksuit pants, Chris Ofili strides into Greengrassi gallery apologising in sonorous tones for losing...

  12. October 4, 2013

    Frieze: 10 tips for dealing with (or in) contemporary art

    You may find it hard to believe but there was once a time when contemporary art barely made an impact on London’s cultural...

  13. August 25, 2013

    Unseen Lowry, The Lowry, Salford, UK – review

    The revelatory Lowry exhibition currently at Tate Britain suggests that the artist’s response to the extreme social...

  14. August 9, 2013

    Peter Doig at the Scottish National Gallery

    A retraction. Peter Doig’s canvases are so unabashedly, flamboyantly beautiful that when, in 2008, he filled Tate Britain...

  15. July 5, 2013

    Tate exhibition paints violent picture of art under attack

    Art’s power to trigger its own destruction will be displayed at Tate Britain in the first exhibition to explore the history...

  16. June 15, 2013

    Contemporary art champion Nicholas Serota made Companion of Honour

    Sir Nicholas Serota, who presided over the launch of Tate Modern on London’s Bankside, has spent a career raising the public...

  17. June 7, 2013

    Outdoor advertising sites to be used to display art collections

    Thousands of British paintings will appear at bus shelters, roadside hoardings and billboards across the UK this summer as...

  18. June 7, 2013

    Shared passions

    This summer’s first show at the newly reconfigured Tate Britain is a glorious double whammy. Even before the first room, you...

  19. May 23, 2013

    Tate saves £23.1m Constable masterpiece from overseas sale

    A masterpiece by John Constable has been saved from sale to an overseas collector after a group of public bodies and...

  20. May 17, 2013

    Tate Britain’s rehang

    It has taken 13 years but this week Tate Britain emerged from the shadow of its younger sibling Tate Modern to steal the...

  21. May 13, 2013

    Tate Britain shows off refurbishment that transforms display

    Tate Britain has unveiled a £45m refurbishment largely funded by philanthropic donations which transforms the way...

  22. February 1, 2013

    ‘You carry your own joy with you’

    “Schwitters Twitters” announces Tate Britain and, sure enough, a buzzing, chirping, squealing, screeching soundtrack of...

  23. January 15, 2013

    Tate Britain to host Lowry show

    The grime and smoke of Britain’s heavy industrial past is to be given an airing in a big exhibition of the work of L.S....

  24. December 14, 2012

    The old-new thing

    Artists have always looked to the past. Even the anarchic YBAs of the 1990s, with their unmade beds and their...

  25. December 3, 2012

    Elizabeth Price scoops Turner Prize

    The Turner Prize has been awarded to Elizabeth Price for a “rhythmic and ritualistic” film linking Gothic architecture, a...

  26. November 18, 2012

    Ian Hamilton Finlay, Tate Britain, London

    Suspended from chains against a wall of the Duveen Galleries, six fragments of Bath stone hang together to form a frieze...

  27. October 1, 2012

    Turner Prize 2012, Tate Britain, London

    “The craziness was all around, and certainly not confined to the patients,” R. D. Laing reports of Britain’s psychiatric...

  28. September 21, 2012

    Work 2.0

    Last time “Work”, Ford Madox Brown’s vibrant, populous street scene of navvies laying water pipes in Hampstead, was shown at...

  29. September 14, 2012

    All about rarity value

    Peter Doig is in his London studio, surrounded by 30 canvases in various states of completion. One, at 2.5 x 3.5 metres, is...

  30. September 7, 2012

    An acquiring mind

    The Dutch-born, Australia-based businessman and art collector John Schaeffer has had his share of successes and disasters....

  31. August 5, 2012

    Picasso & Modern British Art, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

    “What will painting do when I’m dead? It’ll have to walk over my body. There’s no way round.” Thus Picasso, shortly before...

  32. July 27, 2012

    Childish fun and games

    Don’t tell the town-crier, but I kept myself well away from any bells on Friday morning. You will forgive me, but I was...

  33. July 23, 2012

    Another London, Tate Britain, London

    Tate has had mixed fortunes with its exhibitions of documentary photography – Cruel and Tender, the first serious...

  34. July 13, 2012

    Lunch with the FT: Nicholas Serota

    “The boat made an unscheduled stop,” apologises a windswept Nicholas Serota, as he takes a seat opposite me at a corner...

  35. June 23, 2012

    A city seen through fresh eyes

    There is a rather glib assumption that London has photographed less well than other cities. We Londoners don’t acknowledge...

  36. June 22, 2012

    The next big thing

    “What is the maximum architecture can do?” Rem Koolhaas asked at the end of the 20th century. “Architects are in the...

  37. June 22, 2012

    Last but not least

    It is a marker of the status of contemporary painting, of the seriousness with which it is treated, that a major European...

  38. April 16, 2012

    Pre-Raphaelites out to shock at Tate

    Tracey Emin may have caused the art world to gasp by exhibiting her unmade bed, but Tate Britain’s autumn exhibition will...

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