Gauguin Exhibition to Open at Tate Modern

Tate Modern today announced plans for a major Gauguin exhibition – the first UK show dedicated to the French artist in more than 50 years.

“The purpose of the exhibition is to introduce a complex and challenging artist to a 21st century audience,” said curator Christine Riding.

“Gauguin’s rather colourful life looms as much in the public’s imagination as his art.”

When the show opens in September, you’ll be able to find out more about Gauguin’s bohemian lifestyle through his letters, sketch books and memoirs.

The display even includes carved door panels from the Maison du Jouir (House of Sensual Delight) where Gauguin died.

Plus, you’ll be able to admire more than 100 of Gauguin’s works, including paintings, woodcuts, ceramics, carvings and decorated objects.

Gauguin is at Tate Modern from 30 September 2010 to 16 January 2011.