Tate Liverpool Receives Freedom of the City of Liverpool

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LIVERPOOL.- Tate Liverpool was given the Freedom of the City in recognition of its two decades as a major cultural presence in the city. The high-profile art gallery, which opened at the Albert Dock in 1988, has given Liverpool people some of the very best displays from the national collection. It is an integral part of the artistic and cultural life of the city – and is the most visited modern and contemporary art gallery outside London. Since it opened it has hosted more than 150 exhibitions, and in 2008 was responsible for one of the highlights of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture year when it displayed the work of Gustav Klimt. It is currently showcasing the work of Picasso in Picasso: Peace and Freedom. Artist and long-serving Tate Liverpool supporter Sir Peter Blake has created a new artwork as a gift to the city in recognition of Tate Liverpool’s Freedom award. Liverpool’s Lord Mayor Councillor Hazel Williams