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Tate holds the United Kingdom's national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day alongside international modern and contemporary art. Through imaginative education and interpretation programmes we aim to promote public understanding and enjoyment of art. Here you can explore the subject and learn from artists, curators, critics and writers.

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What is Tate on Khan Academy? What can I learn about here? I have a question - who can I ask? Find out more about our tutorials and begin your journey through art – and tell us why art is important in the Big Question.

Conflict and Contradiction in Art

As with every other aspect of human life, conflict has served as a focus for art across cultures and eras. Disputes on all scales—national, personal, internal—have made for the subjects of paintings, monuments, and other art forms. What’s so appealing about conflict and contradiction? Take a closer look at art that has engaged with conflict by striving to document (or glorify) it, meet the artists who use art to challenge the status quo, and learn how some art embodies contradiction as a formal quality.

Women in Art and Art History

Across time, space, and culture, in every corner of the globe, women have been involved with making art. Whether as creators and innovators of new forms of artistic expression, patrons, collectors, leaders, sources of inspiration, or significant contributors as art historians and critics, women have been and continue to be integral to the institution of art. Learn about the struggle for women to be recognised as part of the artistic canon, meet the women artists who are shaping the discipline, and see how art can be a platform for tackling women’s issues today.

Global Modernisms

Discover a multitude of art histories and practices from around the world at Tate. Learn more and meet these modern and contemporary artists from Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East who are challenging norms, bridging societies, and working and thinking globally.

Meet 500 years of British art

Take a journey with us. The BP Walk Through British Art offers a circuit of Tate Britain’s unparalleled collection from its beginnings to the present. This "walk through time" has been arranged to ensure that the collection’s full historical range, from 1545 to the present, is always on show. There are no designated themes or movements; instead, you can see a range of art made at any one moment in an open conversational manner. Walk through time with Tate's curators as they introduce the displays at Tate Britain.

Meet the artist: JMW Turner

One of the most famous British artists and considered to be a great master of British art, Joseph Mallord William Turner was a painter, watercolourist and printmaker who lived and worked in the late 1700s and early 1800s. He is best known for his swirling, light-filled Romantic paintings of landscapes, but there is more to this artist and his work than meets the eye. In this topic, meet Turner the man and artist, learn about his greatest works, visit a virtual recreation of his own gallery, and even try your hand at painting and drawing like the master himself.

Archives, Memory, and Conservation

You might think of an archive as a collection of documents and records, files tucked away in boxes, or even the building that houses those records. But what do archives have to do with art? How do we store and preserve the things that artists leave behind, be that actual works of art or ephemera like sketches and drawings? Learn more about the nature of archives, see how artists work with ideas of memory, and go behind the scenes to see how Tate’s team of art conservators bring science into the gallery to fix, preserve, and restore works in the collection.

Performance and Participation

Where do you draw the line between art and life? These pioneers of performance art have been pushing and pulling on that boundary for decades. Learn about the origins of performance art, listen to artists reflect on how they collaborate creatively, and explore works of art in which you can play a pivotal role.

The Art of Inspiration

Filmmakers, poets, photographers, and designers–they're all artists in their own right. But what happens when some of today's leading creatives come face to face with works of art in the Tate collection? Take a look into the nature of creative inspiration, watch new forms take shape, and have a go at crafting and sharing your own inspired works of art.

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