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What’s On at the Tate in 2019

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What’s On at the Tate in 2019

We're in the midst of an exciting year at the Tate


From rising stars to infamous and respected artists, Tate Modern, Britain, St Ives and Liverpool have released their greatest lineups yet. Discover the highlights below!


What’s On in 2019 at the Tate? Headline Exhibitions

Until 6 May

Tate Britain will present a major retrospective of the legendary British photographer Sir Don McCullin. Renowned as one of Britain’s greatest living photographers, McCullin has captured images of conflict from around the world including Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Lebanon and Biafra. See the gems the artist captured, often at great personal risk.

Until 6 May

Following the popular exhibition showcased 20 years ago, Tate Modern is putting on a major exhibition showcasing the work of Pierre Bonnard, one of the greatest colourists of the 20th century alongside Henri Matisse. The exhibition will feature works from 1912 until the artist’s death in 1949 and will include landscapes and domestic scenes using his stereotypically innovative techniques of colour and composition.

Until 2 June

With his distinguishably punk-rock aesthetic that disrupts grand galleries whenever his work is on show, Franz West, a key European art figure of the 20th century, was the creator of countless sculptures, paintings and furniture that were always ironic and always playful. In this spring exhibition, visitors will be able to pick up, handle and move replicas of his Passstücke (Adaptives).

Until 9 June

Tate presents a retrospective of Dorothea Tanning’ work, following her death in 2012. The first and largest exhibition of her work for 25 years, visitors can expect to see 100 works taken from her seven-decade-long career, focussing on her eerily dreamlike paintings that tell stories challenging body image and identity.

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Until 11 August


Tate Britain’s flagship exhibition this year focusses on the astounding work of the infamous Van Gogh. The exhibition, showcasing 45 pieces of work by the artist, takes a look into how Van Gogh was inspired by Britain and in turn, how we inspired British artists who followed the great artist.

Until 10 November

Tate Liverpool will house the UK’s first ever exhibit of the late Keith Haring, a legendary artist and activist with a definitive style. The summer exhibition will showcase over 85 pieces of large works including paintings, sculptures and drawings, giving visitors an intimate look inside the pop culture art scene of 1980s New York.

11 September 2019 –  February 2020

This Autumn exhibition highlights the work of William Blake, a universal visual artist who has inspired countless artists, musicians, performers and poets across the globe. The exhibition will showcase 300 pieces of art in the form of prints, paintings, watercolours and other media formats.

October 2019 – January 2020

In her first solo exhibition in the UK, Nigerian-born artist Otobong Nkanga will showcase exciting contemporary installations. Her residency will allow visitors to enjoy her photographs, sculptures, drawings and other forms of art that look at the very culturally relevant theme of the importance of natural resources.


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