London, Tate Modern Museum
Opened in May 2000,
Tate Modern Museum in London has joined the number of the
great world museums of contemporary art. Tate Modern seriously
aims to fill the gap separating ordinary and elite
visitors of exhibitions of contemporary art. The opening hours of Tate
Modern are the same as those of the main objects of London: on Saturdays
the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Every two hours meetings
with art historians and critics take place in established places. They
try to present different opinions and in this way alter the understanding
of the single art history chronologically stretching from 1900 till
our times. In January-April 2001 Tate Modern held the
first mega-exhibition Century City. By presenting nine cross-sections
of the chronology and geography of 20th century art, Tate Modern
offered nine exhibitions (each of them had its own curator) to its visitors.
It enabled the spectators to reflect on the history of 20th century
art anew. In September 2001 the museum held an exhibition of surrealism.
Planning to hold three large annual exhibitions each year, Tate
Modern has a purpose of attracting 2 million visitors annually.