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Welcome to Tate on Khan Academy

Welcome to Tate on Khan Academy, where you can learn about art and artists in the Tate galleries and beyond. Explore the collection and hear from curators, critics, and artists themselves as we take you on a journey through art around the world.

What is Tate?

Tate is a family of galleries that holds the United Kingdom's national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day, along with international modern and contemporary art. With over 70,000 works of art, we draw upon a broad and substantial but defined collection. Through imaginative education and interpretation programmes we aim to promote the understanding and enjoyment of art for everyone.

What will I learn?

Although these tutorials comprise just a selection of Tate's collections, we hope you might learn something new about art and artists or find a work that inspires you. In these tutorials, you will be able to:

How should I navigate these resources?

Each tutorial is made up of videos, articles, and discussion activities, so you can watch and listen, join a conversation, or just read on your own. Topics are arranged chronologically or thematically to allow whichever mode suits you best, by working from top to bottom or jumping between tutorials. Many of the ideas and artists discussed appear throughout different tutorials and interconnect in unexpected ways, so make sure to explore every resource to get the full picture.

I’m new to art. Where do I start?

New to art? Try starting with these activities, which will introduce you to some basic visual concepts and get you thinking about how we can look at and talk about art:
Then try out the tutorials, and see if you can use the activity art terms while you watch and reflect on what you see.

Ready to try something more advanced?

If you’re feeling ready for more, check out the activities in these tutorials: Women in Art and Art History, Conflict and Contradiction, Archives Memory and Conservation, and Meet the Artist: JMW Turner. Find the ones titled Delve deeper into art with this activity and prepare to look, think, and join the discussion.

I have a question! Who can I ask?

We would like you to think of the Questions area as a discussion section, so feel free to use that space for posing questions, linking to resources, and sharing your thoughts and impressions with the community. Our moderator (Camille @ Tate) will be there to answer your questions and guide the discussion.
We are excited to hear your feedback on content, format, and any art or artists you would like to learn more about, so share your suggestions below and don't be shy!

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  • hopper jumping style avatar for user The Onion Router
    Is Tate a company or just a website.
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    • piceratops seed style avatar for user Luisa @ Tate
      Tate consists of four art galleries in London, Liverpool and Cornwall known as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. It has national collection of British art, and international modern and contemporary art, and regularly hosts temporary exhibitions, such as recent ones of work by artists such as Picasso, Mona Hatoum, Agnes Martin etc. More information can be found on www.tate.org.uk or you can let me know if you have more specific questions.
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  • blobby green style avatar for user teusnerm
    what is art?
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