In 2008 Tate Modern presented an exhibition of the late works of Mark Rothko. The show’s curator, Achim Borchardrt-Hume, toured the iconic Seagram Murals, Black-Form paintings, and the Black on Grey paintings – the last series made before his death.
TateShots: LS Lowry
For Lowry, modern painting needed to represent the remaining rituals of public life: football matches and protest marches, evictions and fist-fights, workers going to and from the mill. In this video, curator Helen Little introduces the exhibition.
TateShots: Peter Lanyon
The Tate visits St Ives to tour the Peter Lanyon exhibition, and curator Chris Stephens explores two of Lanyon’s most famous works: "The Yellow Runner" and "St Just."
TateShots: Paul Klee
Paul Klee is a giant of twentieth-century art and one of the great creative innovators of the time. In this video, take a tour of 'The EY Exhibition: Paul Klee -- Making Visible' at Tate Modern with curator Matthew Gale.
TateShots: Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose
John Singer Sargent painted "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose" between 1885 and 1886, and it has become one of the nation's most popular artworks. The inspiration for the painting came during a boating expedition Sargent took on the Thames.
Mark Rothko's "Black on Maroon" 1958, one of the iconic Seagram murals which Rothko donated to Tate in 1970, was vandalised with graffiti ink in October 2012. Watch as the conservation team researches methods for removing the ink.
TateShots: Sigmar Polke
In this video, curator Mark Godfrey explains why he thinks Polke is "one of the most exciting and experimental artists of the last 50 years."
TateShots: Edvard Munch
Curator Nicholas Cullinan introduces Tate Modern's Edvard Munch exhibition, and explains how the artist's fascination with new technologies influenced his paintings.
TateShots: Barbara Hepworth
In this video, the Tate travelled to St Ives to explore Barbara Hepworth’s studio and its gardens, where her sculptures are seen in the environment for which they were created. “Finding Trewyn Studio was a sort of magic,” wrote the artist.
Frances Morris on How the New Tate Modern Will Benefit Artists
Ahead of the opening on 17 June, Frances Morris, Director of Collection, International Art and artists Meschac Gaba and Tania Bruguera discuss how the new Tate Modern will help artists from around the world.
The New Tate Modern
London's Tate Modern will open a new building on 17 June allowing them to display a greater variety of artworks and show more artists from around the world, presenting an increasingly international view of modern and contemporary art.
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