100 Museums to Visit Before You Die

Tate Modern

Location: London

2013 Exhibitions: A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance (November 14 - April 1), Lichtenstein: A Retrospective (February 21 - May 27), Schwitters in Britain (January 30 - May 12)

The Tate Modern, not to be confused with the Tate Britain, is part of the Tate Group, also known as the most-visited art institution in the world. Located in Central London on the Thames River, the Tate Group has 4.7 million visitors per year and holds Britain's national collection of art from 1500 to the present.

The Tate Modern was built between 1947 and 1963 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and was originally the Bankside Power Station. Architect duo Herzog & de Meuron converted it in 1981, allowing for seven floors of international modern and contemporary art spanning from 1900 to the present. They continue to revise the permanent collection, which exists on four half-floors of the gallery, by revisiting its thematic sections. They've held major, historic retrospectives and exhibitions for Gilbert and George, Ai Weiwei, Roy Lichtenstein, and many more.

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