What is Tate St Ives?

Tate St Ives boasts an impressive collection of British and international modern and contemporary art, making a trip to the far southwest more than worthwhile. The museum is beautifully located right on the seaboard in the idyllic Cornish seaside town. There are new exhibitions for every returning visitor, incorporating works from both established and lesser-known artists. You can discover them on your own, or join one of the free guided tours. An expert will informally introduce you to the building and its exhibitions. The advances in technology sure come in handy here: download the iPhone app or hire an iPod Touch and take the multimedia tour. Don't forget to visit the impressive Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden: the studio in which one of the most important and celebrated British artists of the twentieth century lived and worked has been transformed into this museum. Walk through her gardens, touch her stone, bronze, and wood sculptures, and see her paintings, drawings, and other archive material. Kids won't be bored here, either: there's a family activity trail to explore this beautiful sculpture garden together. You can even take home art books, greeting cards and other gifts from the well-endowed Tate Shop.


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