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Tate Gallery St. Ives

| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
+44 1736 796226
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Interesting architecture

The building was interesting, but was disappointed by the current exhibit. It was so warm inside... read more

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rurikog
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Washington Township, New Jersey
OKAY, BUT KIND OF DISAPPOINTING

The Tate St. Ives, a much younger sibling of London’s best known museum of modern art, is a... read more

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RGinCT
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So. Windsor, CT
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Tate St Ives features work by iconic 20th century artists who lived and worked in the town, including Alfred Wallis, Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth, demonstrating the role of St Ives in the story of modern art. This is combined with a new programme of large-scale seasonal shows, the next of which, Patrick Heron, opens on Saturday 19th May and runs until Sunday 30th September. The exhibition will stretch from Heron’s early work in the 1940s to his death at the very end of the 20th century, showing the full evolution of his vibrant abstract paintings.
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| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The building was interesting, but was disappointed by the current exhibit. It was so warm inside that we couldn't wait to leave. Time better spent in local galleries

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Reviewed yesterday

The Tate St. Ives, a much younger sibling of London’s best known museum of modern art, is a striking structure overlooking the beachfront. You’ll find works by several of the 20th century masters – Picasso, Braque, Matisse et al. – but perhaps not as many...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not having been to Tate St Ives since it’s renovation I was delighted when an opportunity presented itself. Unlike the other galleries, you do have to pay to go in, but unlike the other galleries, all the exhibitions are included in the price of a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love the feel of this building although much of the art are not pieces I enjoy looking at. I was part of a school visit and we were taken round by Greg who is a local artist and wonderful guide. He was passionate and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came from the states to Tate St Ives for the first time in late May to see the opening of the Patrick Heron retrospective. In addition to being transported by the curatorial intelligence of the retrospective we were thrilled to find rich dimensions in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After the Tate had been closed for a major refurb, it was time to go and explore. The building seems not to have changed dramatically, though it's ten years since my last visit, still lots of steps, white, concrete walls, chrome and the overwhelming impression...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Brought my other half who if not the biggest fan of gallery’s as he has been dragged around so many but the verity of art was quite impressive and kept us entertained for a good 2h. Would definitely come back. But would love to see...More

Thank Amelia S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s recently been revamped. The museum is light and airy. The permanent collection has strong Cornish connections. The Patrick Heron exhibitions a must see but make sure you have a very reasonably priced cream tea with warm scones!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself was quite interesting, so just look at it from the outside and don’t bother going in.

Thank Clare M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed indeed. Greatly overpriced. Art?? we didn't think so!. Miserable man on reception. Dirty cafe. To be blunt, a waste of money and time. Go walk on the beach or round the Island and spend your money enjoying a coffee. To sum up, the...More

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