The Tate Liverpool Receives Freedom of the City of Liverpool


William Blake - "Isaac Newton", 1795 - Pen & ink and watercolor, 54.4 x 76 cm. - Exhibited at the Tate Liverpool

LIVERPOOL.- The 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 and museum 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.