The National Portrait Gallery in London holds a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British artists. It opened in 1856 and was the first portrait gallery in the world and is located at St Martin’s Place, off Trafalgar Square.
I have always been interested in art and have focused primarily on portraiture in past art projects, so I found visiting the National Portrait Gallery very interesting and important to the kind of works I am interested in which is mainly why it is one of my favourite Art and Design venues. It is in a prime location in London and is a very well known and prestigious gallery.
Tate Modern is a modern art gallery based in London, and it is Britain’s national gallery of international modern art forms part of the Tate group (together with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives and Tate Online). It is the most-visited modern art gallery in the world with around 4.7 million visitors per year. It’s located in the former Bankside Power Station in the Bankside area of Central London.
I’ve visited this art gallery a few times in the past and quite recently as well, and I always remember thoroughly enjoying it. Sometimes you can associate museums and galleries with boring traipsing around and pointless wandering looking at images but not really taking anything in. However, in the Tate, you can interact with the art and almost play around with the works inside of the museum. There’s always a main attraction at the entrance of the gallery; something new that they put up every so often, like games and tests that are surrounded in art and education. It is a great experience to visit the Tate Modern Museum in London and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in art, design, and learning new things.