What is the course about?
In this evening course we will be looking at number of important works from the permanent collection at Tate Modern. We will explore and discuss some of the key movements, artists and artworks of the 20th century. We will also consider the use of exhibition space, curatorial choices and role of the modern and contemporary art gallery.
What will we cover?
- Discuss how we define the term ‘Modern Art’
- Explore some of the permanent collection at the Tate Modern and how it is hung
- Look at the work of key modern artists.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Describe what is meant by the term ‘Modern Art’
- Share your knowledge of the permanent collection at the Tate Modern and how it is hung
- List at least 3 important modern artists and describe one of their works in the Tate collection.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for all levels.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught by looking at and discussing works of art in the galleries at Tate Modern.
Please note we are unable to guarantee stools in the rooms that we visit so you might have to stand for periods as we look at artworks.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You might wish to bring a notebook.
Gallery entry is free.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You might also be interested in:
VB830 - Demystifying art at Tate Modern
VB832 - An Introduction to Contemporary Art Concepts
VB625 - Contemporary art in London summer school.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details