Arts and Entertainment Dominique Gonzalez-Foester's installation 'TH.2058' which opened in October 2008 at the Tate modern

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Architects Peter St John and Adam Caruso have revitalised The Tate's entrance, cafe and gallery spaces in a £45 million refurbishment project

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The transformation of Tate Britain’s core building will seem effortless to many

Tate Britain's new lower level rotunda. Courtesy Caruso St John and Tate

Tate Britain unveils £45m refurbishment

The latest makeover won’t make Tate Britain 'cool', but it has become far more welcoming and architecturally elegant

Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry has attacked Damien Hirst's work as 'hackneyed' and 'tatty'

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The Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry has attacked Damien Hirst’s work as “hackneyed” and “tatty”. The transvestite potter, 53, who will deliver the BBC Reith Lectures this month, said the “phenomenally successful” artist was playing “a good game”.

Kier's £221m maintenance deal reaches completion

Kier, the construction group that brought King's Cross station's Grade I-listed barrel-vaulted roof back to life, completes its £221m acquisition of pothole repair-to-rubbish truck maintenance firm May Gurney today.

Eyal Ofer outside Tate Modern. the Israeli shipping magnate has given £10 million to the gallery to help fund its expansion.

Shipping magnate Eyal Ofer gifts £10m to Tate Modern

The family foundation of the international shipping magnate Eyal Ofer has donated £10 million to Tate Modern to help fund its development.

Charles Darwent on art: Saloua Raouda Choucair - An eye on the future, a feeling for the past

Influenced by Matisse and Léger, inspired by science, maths and architecture, an enduring Lebanese artist gets her deserved retrospective

Henri Matisse 1869-1954 The Snail 1953

Tate to stage major exhibitions by Matisse, Turner and Mondrian

Major exhibitions by Matisse, Turner and Mondrian will be among the highlights of next year's shows at the Tate galleries.

Face value: Saloua Raouda Choucair's 'The Screw' (1975-7)

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At 97, the artist Saloua Raouda Choucair has a major show at last

Tate's Alex Beard gets top job at Royal Opera House

Deputy director of the Tate Alex Beard has been appointed to the top role at the Royal Opera House.

The Tate Modern in London

British visitor attractions swerved 'Olympic drag' but cold weather has taken its toll

UK’s leading attractions managed to shrug off the feared “Olympic drag” on visitor numbers last year, but for those with outdoor spaces it was the freezing weather conditions that took their toll.

So Tate Modern's had 5.3m visitors, but do gallery visitor numbers really add up to all that much?

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Kraftwerk

Tate apologises for Kraftwerk ticket debacle

Tate bosses have apologised "unreservedly" for a ticketing disaster this week which left many fans of German electronic group Kraftwerk unable to see the band after the gallery's website could not cope with demand.

The defaced Rothko painting

Man jailed for defacing £9m Rothko painting

A self-proclaimed artist has been jailed for two years for defacing a painting by Mark Rothko worth up to £9m in the name of his yellowist movement.

Riots spark £5m Tate arts project for the young

Tate is to spearhead a £5m national arts programme developed in response to last year’s riots, to help young people develop their lives “in a more meaningful way”.

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