Tate Modern

Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in London, England. It is Britain’s national gallery of international modern art and forms part of the Tate group (together with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives and Tate Online). It is the most-visited modern art gallery in the world, with around 4.7 million visitors per year.

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Saatchi Gallery

London gallery for contemporary art.

The Saatchi Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.

The audience for exhibitions of contemporary art has increased widely during the recent years as general awareness and interest in contemporary art has developed both in Britain and abroad.

The gallery has been a major influence on art in Britain since its opening. It has also had a history of media controversy, which it has courted, and has had extremes of critical reaction. Many artists shown at the gallery are unknown not only to the general public but also to the commercial art world: showing at the gallery has provided a springboard to launch careers.

In 2010 it was announced that the gallery would be given to the British public, becoming the Museum of Contemporary Art for London.

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White Cube

One of the world’s leading galleries for contemporary art.

White Cube is based in Hoxton Square in the East End of London. It represents Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and many other internationally-recognised artists.

 

Musee d’Orsay

Probably best known for its extensive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces (the largest in the world) by such painters such as Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh.

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Le lourvre

The Louvre, in its successive architectural metamorphoses, has dominated central Paris since the late 12th century. Built on the city’s western edge, the original structure was gradually engulfed as the city grew. The dark fortress of the early days was transformed into the modernized dwelling of François I and, later, the sumptuous palace of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Here we explore the history of this extraordinary edifice and of the museum that has occupied it since 1793.

From its beginnings as a royal fortress to the public institution we see today, discover the Musée du Louvre: its role, its aims, and the expertise of the people who make it work.

The Louvre Museum is one of the world’s largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument.

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St. Fagans

A walk around Wales – from Celtic times to the present day. St Fagans is one of Europe’s leading open–air museums and Wales’s most popular heritage attraction.

I have always loved St. Fagans…mainly due to several school trips there when I was a child. Here are a few photos from my most recent visit:

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National Museum, Cardiff

A museum and art gallery in Cardiff, Wales. The museum is part of the wider network of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales (formerly the National Museums and Galleries of Wales). Entry is kept free by a grant from the Welsh Assembly Government.

The art collection at National Museum Cardiff is one of Europe’s finest. See five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics from Wales and across the world, including one of Europe’s best collections of Impressionist works.

Take an amazing journey in Evolution of Wales from the very beginning of time to the present day. The story begins in space with the Big Bang and takes you on a 4,600 million-year journey, bringing you face to face with dinosaurs and woolly mammoths. Find out how life evolved in Wales and which dinosaurs roamed the land. The art collection at National Museum Cardiff is one of Europe’s finest. See five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics from Wales and across the world, including one of Europe’s best collections of Impressionist works.

Take an amazing journey in Evolution of Wales from the very beginning of time to the present day. The story begins in space with the Big Bang and takes you on a 4,600 million-year journey, bringing you face to face with dinosaurs and woolly mammoths. Find out how life evolved in Wales and which dinosaurs roamed the land.

MOMA

Museum of Modern Art

Art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, on 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. It has been singularly important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world.

The museum’s collection offers an unparalleled overview in modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist’s books, film, and electronic media.

Considered by many to have the best collection of modern Western masterpieces in the world, MoMA’s holdings include more than 150,000 individual pieces in addition to approximately 22,000 films and 4 million film stills. The collection houses such important and familiar works as the following:

▪The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

▪The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau

▪The Dream by Henri Rousseau

▪Les Demoiselles d’Avignon by Pablo Picasso

▪The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí

▪Broadway Boogie Woogie by Piet Mondrian

▪Campbell’s Soup Cans by Andy Warhol

▪Te aa no areois (The Seed of the Areoi) by Paul Gauguin

▪Water Lilies triptych by Claude Monet

▪The Dance by Henri Matisse

▪The Bather by Paul Cézanne

The papered Parlour

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“We’re two young visual artists who met in London in 2007 and set up The Papered Parlour in 2009. Our varied programme of workshops and events reflects our desire to create incredibly engaging arts events that you can get involved in.”

Independent craft venue based in Clapham, the Papered Parlour offers a full programme of classes, exhibitions and events in an effort to ‘bring craft to the masses’. All classes are project-based (screen-print a bag; make a sock monkey; sew your own dress) and start at £55 for a full day, with an emphasis on using recycled materials wherever possible. Other workshops offered by The Papered Parlour include beginners’ knitting, silversmithing and photography.