Tate Modern, London


Georgia O’Keeffe, Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, 1932. Oil on canvas

On 17 June, the new Tate Modern opened its doors with three days of celebrations, new displays, new spaces and new exhibitions. The Tate Modern will have works by over 300 artists displayed in the existing Boiler House and in the new Switch House – the most important cultural building in Britain for 20 years.

The Tanks is the world’s first museum space dedicated to live art, while the Turbine Hall houses large-scale sculpture and site-specific installation art including a huge sculpture of a tree that is almost seven metres tall, by Ai Weiwei.

One of the opening exhibitions is Georgia O’Keeffe, with over 100 paintings by this pioneer on show. Georgia O’Keeffe is best known for her paintings of magnified flowers, animal skulls, and New Mexico desert landscapes. A highlight is Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932, the most expensive painting by a female artist ever sold at auction. The Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition is on until 30 October, 2016.


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