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Expressionists Blue Rider Group get Tate Modern exhibition in April 2024

Updated: Nov 20, 2023

Who were the Blue Rider Group? Visitors to Tate Modern will find out in 2024 in a landmark exhibition.

The Blue Rider Group — also known as Der Blaue Reiter — were a circle of artist friends and close collaborators. They were founded in Munich in 1911 by Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc, and they all shared an interest in expressing a spiritual dimension in painting. They experimented with colour, sound and light, and they created bold and vibrant works. Together they wanted to transform modern art.

And in April 2024, they'll be given the exhibition treatment at the world's most popular modern art gallery.

Painting of a women wearing a hat looking at the viewer
Gabriele Münter Portrait of Marianne Werefkin 1909 Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus © DACS 2023

Expressionists: Kandinsky, Münter and the Blue Rider will see 130 works by The Blue Rider circle go on show. Visitors will experience a collection of masterpieces from paintings, sculpture, and photography to performance and sound.

The exhibition is only made possible due to a collaboration with the German gallery Lenbachhaus in Munich who have offered Tate unprecedented access to their collection. The artworks which will go on show in London will be the first time they've been brought together in the UK in 80 years.

Expressionists tickets at Tate Modern

There's still plenty more about the exhibition to be revealed, but tickets are already on sale. Adult tickets are £20, students are £19 and other concessions are available. As always, Tate members will get in free.

Expressionists is just one of a slate of exciting exhibitions coming to Tate Modern in 2024, with other highlights being solo shows by artists Yoko Ono, Mike Kelley and Anthony McCall.

Expressionists: Kandinsky, Münter and the Blue Rider, supported by the Huo Family Foundation, runs at Tate Modern 25 April — 20 October 2024.

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