A treasure-trove of international art
asterpieces may be difficult to create but in England they’re certainly easy to find. At London’s Tate Modern for example, the exhibition space itself is almost as spectacular as the paintings (like Rothkos, Picassos and Warhols) that hang on the walls.
Our favourite feature in this former 1920s power station is the Turbine Hall, which covers a whopping five storeys and 3,400 square metres. Past exhibitions have featured sunflower seeds, a giant slide and white plastic cubes.
However, if you prefer your art a bit more conventional (albeit only slightly), head to The Lowry in Salford. The gallery honours the city’s most famous artist and his trademark “stick men” in a gleaming aluminium building on Salford Quays waterside.
On the other hand, if you’re looking to combing art with some fresh air, then why not try the Yorkshire Sculpture Park ? This “gallery without walls” contains art from the likes of Henry Moore and Andy Goldsworthy scattered about its 500 acres of rolling countryside. Bring your Wellies, though – it can get muddy…
A wander around
...the V&A, followed by tea and cake at the decorative restaurant.The V&A, London
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