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Picasso at Tate Modern

Wednesday 16th May 2018

This Spring sees the opening of Tate Modern’s first ever solo Picasso exhibition, reuniting over 100 paintings, sculptures, drawings from a pivotal year in his life (1932) which has been called his ‘year of wonders’. It was in this year of creative frenzy and innovation that Picasso produced some of his most famous works, from Nude Woman in a Red Armchair to Girl before a Mirror, an exciting loan from The Museum of Modern Art in New York, which hangs alongside many outstanding loans from private and public collections. Girl before a Mirror is just one of the ravishing and sensual paintings depicting Picasso’s young mistress at the time, Marie-Thérèse Walter, although portraits of his first wife Olga Khokhlova and their 11-year-old son Paulo reflect conflicts between passion, pride and loyalty.   

Our all-inclusive study day is entirely on-site. The price includes refreshments, an introductory lecture, a buffet lunch and timed entry exhibition tickets.

Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy is one of the key exhibitions of 2018 – not to be missed!

Just a few spaces remain on this study day - booking closes soon



Please meet in the Starr Foyer at Tate Modern where refreshments will be served from 10.30-11.00. Our lecture will then take place in the adjacent Starr Cinema and finish just after 12.00. We are delighted that Janeen Haythornthwaite has agreed to be our guest speaker. Janeen is a Tate lecturer and freelance art historian - some of you will have met her in 2014 when she gave us a wonderful lecture in conjunction with Late Turner: Painting Set Free and again last year when she gave a tour of the Tate for Friends of Art History in Focus.

A buffet lunch (included) will then be served in the Starr Foyer followed by timed entry tickets to see the exhibition at 1.30. Audioguide hire is not included but these can be hired for a small fee at the exhibition entrance if required.

Please do let us know on the booking form if you have any food intolerances, allergies or dietary requirements as we need to inform the catering department of these in advance. Thank you


Lunch is included - please see above.

We are sorry that alcoholic drinks will not be available during lunch as they are not permitted in the public spaces of the gallery.

Further Study Day Information

Location and Directions
We will meet in the Starr Foyer at Tate Modern. This can be located by entering from the Riverside Entrance on Queen's Walk which is situated either side of the chimney base. It provides access directly to level 1. From there the Starr Foyer and Cinema are well indicated. Click here for more information on gallery access, entrances, facilities and practicalities.

Tate Modern Bankside
London SE1 9TG
020 7887 8888

Map and Travel:
To view a map of the gallery location click here

The nearest underground stations to Tate Britain are:

Southwark: Jubilee Line, 600 metres approx
Blackfriars: District and Circle Line, 800 metres approx
St Paul's: Central Line, 1,100 metres approx.

The following buses stop near Tate Britain:

Routes 45, 63 and 100 stop on Blackfriars Bridge Road
Routes RV1 and 381 stop on Southwark Street
Route 344 stops on Southwark Bridge Road

The nearest mainline train stations to Tate Britain are:

Blackfriars 300 metres from the South exit; 800 metres from the North exit.
London Bridge 1,100 metres approx.

If you would like to join us please fill in the online booking form. If you would prefer to send a booking form by post please download a copy here.

Once your booking has been accepted, we will notify you by email. Please just bring the study day details and email confirmation with you on the day. We regret we are unable to offer refunds on unused tickets, but tickets may be transferred to someone else for the event you have booked. Please give us 48 hours notice if you wish to do so.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for booking this event.

If you have Tate membership the study day price will be reduced by £16.50 (this includes the gallery ticket booking fee). We will refund this money by paypal if you pay online (please let us know if you do not have a paypal account), or if you are paying by cheque please simply deduct £16.50 per person from the total. However, members must book their own timed entry slot in advance.

For members of the Art Fund, the study day price will be reduced by £5.00. We will refund this money by paypal if you pay online (please let us know if you do not have a paypal account), or if you are paying by cheque please simply deduct £5.00 per person from the total. 

Important note:
Please however inform us on booking if you have an Art Fund pass or Tate membership, and please do make a note to bring these passes on the day. We are afraid that we are unable to offer discounts if we are informed about passes after bookings have been made. Thank you.

We regret that other reductions are not available for this study day,.


  • One of the highlights of this year's exhibition calendar
  • On-site introductory lecture, timed entry tickets and refreshments included
  • Buffet lunch also included in price



Booking is now closed.

If you have any questions regarding the study day or booking please send us an email or
call on +44 (0)1932 267322

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