Top 10 Art and Design Venues

This is a list of my Top 10 favourite Art and Design Venues that i have researched. Some of these Art and Design Venues that i have looked at are very interesting and i would like to visit them in the future.

  1. Tate Modern
  2. Victora and Albert Museum (V&A)
  3. Tate Liverpool
  4. Metropolitan Museum Of Art
  5. Tate ST Ives
  6. Art Gallery Of Ontario
  7. Tate Britian
  8. Musee Du Louvre
  9. National Gallery Of Art
  10. Guggenhein Museum Bilbao

1.                   Tate Modern

Tate Modern is a modern art galley located in London, England. It is the British  National Gallery of International Modern Art and forms part of the Tate group. Tate modern is the most visited modern Art gallery in the world, 4.7 million visitors per year.It is based in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of Central London. Tate Modern was originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of Battersea Power Station, and build in two stages between 1947 and 1981. The power station closed in 1981. The building was the converted by architects Herzog & de Meuron and contractors Carillion. The Tate Modern stand tall at 99m. The southern third of the building was retained by the French power company EDF Energy as an electrical substation(in 2006, the company released half of the holding.)

The collection in Tate Modern consist of work of international modern and contenparary art dating from 1900 onwards. The Tate collection is on display on level three and five of the building, while level four houses larde temporary exhibition and a small exhibiition spaces of level two houses work by contempoary artist. The gallery opened in 2000. The Tate Modern has loads of exhibitions from:- Claude Monet, Jenny Holzer, Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol,Eugene Atget and many more.

Contact Details:- Bankside London SE1 9TG                                                               Phone Number:-02078878888                                                                                  Visiting.

2.                       Victora and Albert Museum (V&A)

The Victora and Albert Museum is set in the south Kensington district of The Royal Boroung of Kensington and Chelsea, London, England. The V&A is the worlds most largest museum of decorative art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million. The V&A was named after Prince Albert and Queen Victoria. It was founded in 152, and has since grown to now cover 12.5 Acres(51.000m2) and 145 gallerys. Its collection spans 5,000 years of Art,from Ancient time to the present days. It has every media such as :- Culture of Europe , North Ameria, Asia and North Africa.The Holding of cermics, glass, textile, costume, silver, Ironwork, jewellery, furniture, medieval objects, sculpture, prints and printmaking, drawings and photography an among the largest and most comprehensive in the world.

The museum posseses the world’s largest collection of post-classical sculpture, the holding of Italian Renaissanceitems are the largest outside Italy. Alongside other neighbouring insitution, including the Natural History Museum and Science Museum, the V&A is lacated in what istermed London’s “Albertopolis”, an aea of immense culture, scientific and educational importance. Since 2001, the Musum has embarked on a major £150m renovaton programme which has seen a major overhaul of the department including the introduction of newer galleries, gardens, shops and visitor facilties. Following in similar vein to other national UK Museumentrance to the museum has been free since 2001.

Contact Details:- V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL   Phone Number:- o20 7942 2000                                                                                     Online:-

3.              Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool is an art gallery and museum. Tate Liverpool is based in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. The museum was an initiative of the merseyside development corporation. Tate Liverpool was made to display work from the Tate collection which comprises the national collections of Britian art from the year 1500 to present day, and international mordern Art. Tate Liverpool also has a programme of tempoary exhibitions. For a time it was biggest modern and contemporary art gallery in the United Kingdom outside of London. The Galley opened i 1988 and is housed in a converted warehouse within the Albert Dock on Liverpools waterfront.

Originally conversion was done by James Stirling but refurbishment in 1998 to create additional Gallery space. In 2007, the foyer area was redesigned by Architects Arca to create an update appeared and better proportions, as well as to improve visitor handling. The centre piece of the space is a new timber desk with an unduating orange Fascia, which links to the retained colour scheme of the original convession work by Stirling. A colour- changing wall acts as a backdrop to the simplified brick volume, visible from across Albert Docks. Behind the scenes the architects also made alterations to the cloak room, event and eduction areas.

Contact Details: Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB                                                      Phone Number:- 01517027400.                                                                                     Online:- Visiting.

4.                    Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The Metropolitian Museum of Artist known as “The Met:. The Met is an Art Museum. It is located on the eastern edge of centre Park, along what is known as Museum Mile in New York City, USA. The Met collection contain more than two million works of Art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The main building “The Met” is one of the world’s largest art galleries; there is also a much smaller second location in upper Manhattan at “The Cloisters”, which features medieval art. Represented in the permant collection an work of art for classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collections of American and modern art. A number of notable interiors, ranging from 1st Century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met’s galleries.


the Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 by a group of American citizens. The founders included businessmen and financiers, as well as leading artist and thinkers of the day, who wanted to open a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. It opened on February 20, 1872, and was originally located at 681 Fifth Avenue. As of 2007, the Met measured almost 1/4- mile (400m) long and occupies more than 2,OOO,OOO square feet(190,000m2).

contact Detail:- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000  Fifth Avenue, New York 10028-0198

Phone Number:- 212-535-7710


5.                 Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives is an Art gallery. Tate St Ives is based in Cornwall, England. It exhibition work by Modern British artist, such as work from the St Ives school. The building was designed by Evans and Shalev architects, which made the building a three story building. The building lies on the site of an old gas works, overlooking Porthmeor Beach. The gallery was opened in 1993, the second regional gallery in the Tate Gallery network. The Tate also manages and earlier property in St Ives, the Barbara Hapwoth Museum and sculpture garden which is opened in 1980. Extension to the gallery has been proposed in response to the large nubers of visitors the gallery attracts.

The plan have met with fierce objections for some parts of the community, but on 20th July 2010, Cornwall successfully bought the land for the proposed extension for the Penwith Housing Association which has pledged to use money to build more homes for elderly people in the town. Whilst Tate St Ives seeks to preserve the history of twentieth- century art in St Ives, the galley also exhibits new work from from artist work further a fild. The gallery’s artist residency programme aims to develop the professional practice of artists who live and work in Cornwall.

Cntact details:- Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1TG.

Phone Number:- 01736796226.


6.                     Art Gallery Of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Art Museum. It is based in Toronto’s downtown Grange Park district, on Dundas Street West between McCal Street and Beverly street. The Art Gallery of Ontario is knowns AGO. The AGO is the 10th largest art museum in North America. Its collection include more than 68,000 work spanning the 1st Century to the present- day. It has the world’s largest Canadian Art in the world Works from Canadian Artist makes up more than half of the AGO’s collection.

The museum also has an impressive collection of European Art such as work from Tintoretto, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Peter Paul Rubens, Paul Rubens, Pembranat Van Rijn, Thomas Gainsbourough,Anthiny Vn Dyck, Emile Antoine Bourdelle and Fians Hals and work by reowned artist such as Pablo Picasso, Auguist Rodin, Vincen Van Gogh, and Edgar Degas. The AGO also has the significant collection of African art and North America. It has work by Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg and Jenny Holzer. The AGO is home to the Henery Moore sculpture centre, which hoiuses the largest public collection of work by this British Sculptuor. “Two large forms” ( 1966-1969) greet visitors at the museum’s north facade, at the intensection of Dundas and McCall Street.

Contact Details:- 317 Dudas Street West, Toronto Ontario Canada, M5T 1G4.

Phone Number:- 18772254246.




7.                    Tate Britain.

Tate Britain is art Gallery. It is based in Millbank in London.It  is part of the tate gallery network in Britain, with tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate ST Ives. Tate Britain is the oldest gallery, opening in 1897. The front of the building was designed by Sidney R.J.Smith with a classical portico and done behind. The Gallery opened on 21st July 1897 as the “National Galley of British Art” but became known as the “Tate Gallery.”, after is fonder Sir Henery Tate. The Tate British Gallery has had several extensions over years. The crises that Tate Britain has had over the years include flood damage to work from the River Thames and bomb damage during World War 11, though most of the collections was in safe storage else where.


The gallery house and displayed both British and Moderncollections, but was renamed “Ttate Britian” in March 2000, before the launch of Tate Modern, since which has been dedicated to the display of historical and contempory British art only. It has houses work of substrantial collection of the work of J.M.W. Turner. Tate Britian host the annual and usually controversial Turner Prize exhibition. The main display spaces show the permanent collection of historic British Art, as well as contempory work. It has rooms dedicated to work by one artist, such as:- Tracey Emin, John Latham, Douglas Gorden, Sam Taylor- Wood, Marcus Gheeraert 11, though like the rest of the collection, are subject to rotation.

Contact Details:- Millbank London, SW1P 4RG

Phone Number:- 02078878888



8.                  Musee de Louvre.

The Musee de Louvre in English is known as Grand Louvre, The Louvre Museum. The Musee du Louvre is one of the world’s largest museums. It is the most visited Art museum in the world and historic monument. It is located in the central landmark of Paris and located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement. Nearly 35.000 objects from pre history to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 60,000 square metes (652,300 square Feet). The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace which began as a fortress build in the late 12th Century under Philip 11. Remnants of the fortress are still visible. The building was extended many times to form the present Louvre Palace. During the French Revolution, the National Assembly decreed that the Louvre should be used as a museum, to display the nation’s mater piece.


The Museum opened 10 August 1793 with an exhibition of 537 paintings, the majority of the work being royal and confiscated church property. The museum was closed in 1796 until 1801 because of structural problems. The size of the collection increased under Napaoleon when the museum was renamed the Musee Napoleon. After the defeat at Waterloo, many work seized by Napoleon’s armies were returned to their original owners. As of 2008, the collection is divided among eight curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Geek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; paintings; Prints and Drawings.

Contact Details:- Musee Du Louvre, 75058 Paris Cedex 01 France

Phone Number;- 33(0)140205760

Online:- www.



9.                    National Gallery of Art (Washington)

The National Gallery of Art is a National Art Museum. Tt is located in National Mall in Washington, D.C. It is opened to the public free of charge. The Museum was established in in 1937 for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of the United States of America by a joint resolution of the United States congress, with funds construction an substail art collection donated by Andrew W. Mellon. The gallery has donation from:- Paul Mellon, Ailsa Mellon Bruce, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Samuel Henry Kress, Rush Harrison Kress. Peter Arrell Brown Widener, Joseph E. Windener and Chester Dale. The Galley collects panting, drawing, prints, photographs, sculpture, medales and decorative arts trace the development of Western Art from the middle Ages to the present.


They have paintings from Leoardo da Vinci in the Americas and the largest mobil ever created by Alexander Calder. Gallery Campus includes the original neoclassical West Building designed by John Russel Pope, which is linked underground to the modern East Building designed by I.M.Pei, and the 6.1- acre (25,000m2) sculpture Garden. Temporary special exhibitions spanning the world and the history of art are presented frequency.

Contact Details:- Washinton, District of columbia, United Stated.

Phone Number:- (202)737-4215.




10.                    Guggenhein Museum Bilbao (Spain).

Guggenhein Maseum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contempoary art designed by Canadian America Architect Frank Gehry buit by Ferrovid and located in Bilbao, Basque Cantry, Spain. It is buit alongside the Nervion River, which runs through the city of Bilbao to the Alantic Coast. Guggenheim is one several museum belonging to the Solo R. Guggenheim Fondation. The museum features permanent and visiting exhibits of work by Spanish and International artist. The Guggenhein Museum Bilbao is hailed as a “Single mont in the architectural culture” because is represents” one of those rare moments when critics academics, and the general public were all completely united about something.” The museum was the building most frequently named as one of the most important works completed since 1980 in the 2010 World Architecture Survey among architecture expects.


The museum’s permanent collection concerns 20th Century art- traditional paintings and sculptures are a minority compared to installation and electronic forms. The highlight of the collection, and its only permanent exhibit, is “The Matter of Time”, a series of weathering steel sculpture designed by Richard Sera and housed in the 430- foot Arcelor Gallery. (Formal known as the Fish Gallery but renamed in 2005 for the project.

Contact Details:- Guggenheim Bilbao Museod, 2010

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