Marvel at one of the world’s most dynamic modern art spaces, Tate Modern, and its new extension

Tate Modern is an amazing story of redemption and reinvention. It resides Picasso to Anish Kapoor and Tacita Dean – you name ’em, they’ve got ’em. You could happily spend a day exploring them all, and also find time for the latest barnstorming exhibition.

The biggest, most audacious, installations are in the vast Turbine Hall . One of its most famous installations was Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds , where he covered the entire floor with millions of life-size handmade porcelain seeds – apparently identical yet unique.

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Ai Wei-Wei Sunflower Seeds

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/unilever-series-ai-weiwei-sunflower-seeds

Current Exhibitions

THE EY EXHIBITION:WIFREDO LAM

Until 8 Jan 2017

HYUNDAI COMMISSION:PHILIPPE PARRENO: ANYWHEN

Until 2 Apr 2017

THE RADICAL EYE: MODERNIST PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE SIR ELTON JOHN COLLECTION

Until 7 May 2017

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG

Until 2 Apr 2017

The Material Gestures galleries on Level 3 feature an impressive offering of post-World War II painting and sculpture. Room 7 contains a breathtaking collection of Rothkos and Monets.

There are regular free 45-minute guided tours on each gallery.

A favourite among Londoners is the restaurant on Level 7, especially on Friday and Saturday late opening, with stunning views of the Thames and St Paul’s, opposite. But that’s now matched with the roof terrace on the Tate’s new extension, which opened in June 2015. This ten-storey twisted, pyramid-shaped building is the same height as the existing Tate’s chimneys, and has an extra 60 percent space for galleries, with live performance in the Tanks, in the basement.

Tate Modern, Bankside; tel: 020 7887 8888; www.tate.org.uk/modern ;

Sun–Thur 10am–6pm, Fri–Sat 10am–10pm; free;

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