Tate Modern

Is Maria Balshaw such a good choice for Tate? I tremble for the art I love

19 January 2017 16:30

The last couple of years have seen changes at the top of all of London’s major art musuems. In 2015…

Perhaps Michael Gove should get the Turner Prize

6 December 2016 18:15

It is a week where you’d imagine most British politicians would be occupied by the Supreme Court ruling over Brexit.…

The dull piety of the new Tate Modern

18 August 2016 10:00

I happen to like the new Tate Modern building. The content’s the problem. The art currently on show there sums…

From the Tate to Palmyra: to preserve great art, let it decay and regenerate

1 June 2016 12:46

Strolling around Tate Modern’s recent Alexander Calder exhibition, something bothered me. Calder is best known for creating mobile, rather than static,…

A stunner of an exhibition at Paris’s flashiest new gallery

23 December 2014 15:19

You can tell a lot about an art gallery from its attached eatery. The Tate has the grand but gratuitously…

I take my kids to galleries to demonstrate my cultural superiority over the masses

5 August 2014 17:40

Jake Chapman, one half of the YBA duo the Chapman Brothers, has been rude about taking children to art galleries.…

The problems at Tate Britain go beyond the director

3 May 2014 11:49

Last week, Tate Britain was one of six museums across the UK to be nominated for the Art Fund’s Museum…