The Gauguin exhibit was ok. There were just too many people to feel you could really take your time and read and view things. I am sure I would like it better on a weekday, after everyone else has seen it. It is tough to get tickets and I am grateful we were able to do it. Heads up to my DC friends - this exhibit is coming to Washington DC in February 2011
There is a restaurant/coffee shop/bar at the top of the Tate Modern that offers a beautiful view of the Thames and London. Make reservations. Trust me. Did you know that you can use OpenTable in London? I used that all the time in DC and was pleasantly surprised that I could make a lunch reservation using my online account while in London.
If you have time, also see the Tate Britain. I saw that one a few years ago, but did not have time on this visit. That too is a beautiful museum showcasing British artists. You can take a boat between the museums. I haven't had time to do that, but think that sounds like a beautiful day.
And if you go to the Tate, you must visit a wonderful little art gallery called the Bankside Gallery. Friends introduced me to this place during my first visit to London a few years ago. They have great shows with local artists and very affordable art - often limited prints. My husband and I just bought our first piece of art together there - a print from wood carving artist Hilary Paynter.
|My husband takes beautiful photos of me with his iPhone. Andy Warhol, Tate Modern, UK.|