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Highlights from the Tate Modern Art Museum in London

Babel 2001, Cildo Meireles, 2001; this fantastic piece uses old radios to illustrate information overload and failed communication

Babel 2001, Cildo Meireles, 2001; this fantastic piece uses old radios to illustrate information overload and failed communication

Jeanne Hebuterne, Amadeo Modigliani, 1918

Jeanne Hebuterne, Amadeo Modigliani, 1918

Ishi's Light, Anish Kapoor, 2003; Kapoor is famous for the Bean in Chicago and the new Cloud Column at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston

Ishi's Light, Anish Kapoor, 2003; Kapoor is famous for the Bean in Chicago and the new Cloud Column at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston

Lobster Telephone, Salvador Dali, 1936

Lobster Telephone, Salvador Dali, 1936

Water Lilies,  Claude Monet, 1916

Water Lilies, Claude Monet, 1916

The Tate Modern had a Rothko room where he used a brighter color palette than the Rothko Chapel in Houston

The Tate Modern had a Rothko room where he used a brighter color palette than the Rothko Chapel in Houston

View of St. Paul's Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge from the Tate Modern; admission to the museum is free but the special exhibitions carry a hefty price

View of St. Paul's Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge from the Tate Modern; admission to the museum is free but the special exhibitions carry a hefty price

Fountain 1917, Marcel Duchamp, replica 1964

Fountain 1917, Marcel Duchamp, replica 1964

Ink Splash, El Anatsui, 2012; this piece is made of flattened bottle tops and reminded me of the Beer Can House in Houston

Ink Splash, El Anatsui, 2012; this piece is made of flattened bottle tops and reminded me of the Beer Can House in Houston

Whaam!, Roy Lichtenstein, 1963

Whaam!, Roy Lichtenstein, 1963

Portrait of a Young Woman, Meredith Frampton, 1935

Portrait of a Young Woman, Meredith Frampton, 1935

Hot Dog Sculpture, Colin Self, 1965; the blackened hot dog is supposed to represent the artists' anxiety about a possible nuclear war (not my first thought when I think of nuclear war but I don't have art in a museum either)

Hot Dog Sculpture, Colin Self, 1965; the blackened hot dog is supposed to represent the artists' anxiety about a possible nuclear war (not my first thought when I think of nuclear war but I don't have art in a museum either)

Sol LeWitt Upside Down, Haegue Yang, 2015; it's hard to tell but this piece is made of Venetian blinds

Sol LeWitt Upside Down, Haegue Yang, 2015; it's hard to tell but this piece is made of Venetian blinds

This 38 story building, completed in 2014, is usually called the Walkie-Talkie Building; in 2015 it was awarded the Carbuncle Cup for the worst new building in the UK in the previous 12 months

This 38 story building, completed in 2014, is usually called the Walkie-Talkie Building; in 2015 it was awarded the Carbuncle Cup for the worst new building in the UK in the previous 12 months

Bust of a Woman, Pablo Picasso, 1944

Bust of a Woman, Pablo Picasso, 1944

To a Summer's Day, Barbara Riley, 1980

To a Summer's Day, Barbara Riley, 1980

Composition B with Red, Piet Mondrian, 1935

Composition B with Red, Piet Mondrian, 1935

The Tate Modern Art Museum, dedicated in the spring of 2000, occupies a formerly derelict power station on the south bank of the Thames; in its first year the museum was the most popular in the world with 5.3 million visitors

The Tate Modern Art Museum, dedicated in the spring of 2000, occupies a formerly derelict power station on the south bank of the Thames; in its first year the museum was the most popular in the world with 5.3 million visitors

Mandora, Georges Braque, 1909

Mandora, Georges Braque, 1909

View of the Shard, completed in 2012, from the 10th floor of the Tate Modern; the 95 story skyscraper, designed by Renzo Piano, is the tallest building in the European Union

View of the Shard, completed in 2012, from the 10th floor of the Tate Modern; the 95 story skyscraper, designed by Renzo Piano, is the tallest building in the European Union

We couldn't decide if someone had stolen a painting here or if the painter was just on break; some of the art was definitely too modern for me

We couldn't decide if someone had stolen a painting here or if the painter was just on break; some of the art was definitely too modern for me

Posted by VagabondCowboy 14:55

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