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Review of Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool
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US$195.68*
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Beatles and Liverpool Rail Day Trip from London
Ranked #39 of 213 things to do in Liverpool
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Tate Liverpool presents displays of work from the national collection of modern and contemporary alongside special exhibitions. The collection embraces all media, from painting, drawing, sculpture and prints to photography, video and film, installation and performance. Entry is free except for special exhibitions. Open every day.
Reviewed 23 October 2013

not much going on. a few nice pieces, but overwhelmingly forgetable. at least admission was free, and there are a number of sites to visit in the same dock area.

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Overall - ok. I think maybe older children may have appreciated it a bit more (mine 7 & 9) and I don't think we really spent more than half and hour in total! Only two of four floors open and of those a few things other than paintings, so kids got a bit restless. Nice to amble around minus kids - shall have to go back! :)

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Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

I visited the Liverpool Tate with friends. Some of the Art was easy to appreciate and free entry to most areas was welcome,but some of the exhibits I would have been very upset to have been charged to view.
The 'King's suit of Clothes' comes to mind for a number of the 'exhibits'.
A pile of blankets folded in a specific way by the artist-I could see similar in my airing cupboard,a chrome child's cot from the 1950's,a box of microscope slides with various artists blood on them,many other similar examples of deluded so called artists work.Come on,exhibit art in all it's forms but don't be afraid to realistically appraise and discard the mundane and absurd.
There must be more to art than someone proclaiming an exhibit as art when it is just rubbish.This review may ruffle some 'artists' feathers but as I said earlier-the Kings suit of Clothes is appropriate to a lot of the exhibits.

Thank travelling-golfer-uk
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We popped in on a day trip to Liverpool and expected to spend a couple of hours here. The exhibition on the ground floor appeared to be missing although according to the signage should still have been there and very little caught our imagination on the 1st floor. There was an exhibition on the top floor that you had to pay to see but given our experience of the 1st two floors and the expense chose to give it a miss.

Thank andrew388
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

When we visited only two floors were open to view. They housed the " Constellations " exhibition. It was an eclectic mix and I have to say a lot of it passed me by. I religiously read the blurbs by each exhibit. They were an art form in themselves : a mish mash of pretentious tosh which did nothing to enlighten the uninitiated. The Society for Plain English would have a field day with this lot! In short this was a uninspiring and incomprehensible presentation. Tate Liverpool sits amongst the architectural splendour of the Albert Dock. You would think that an internationally famous art gallery would at least know how to make its premises sympathetic to the history of a World Heritage site. Not so! The exterior was a ghastly amalgam of orange and blue (It looks as though it's been tangoed by a depressed decorator ) whilst inside the glorious vaulted brick ceilings had been painted white. If these people are the guardians of our artistic heritage then I give up. Even the jellybean shop a few doors down knew that masonry paint was inappropriate and the jelly bean collage of the Beatles in the shop window would have won my prize for best art exhibit on the Dock.

Thank Geoff W
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