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  Big Day for Britain
The Tate Modern opens to the public in the former Bankside Power Station on May 12, 2000.
 
 
The Tate Modern, from the Thames esplanade.
 
From left, architect Jacques Herzog, Arts Council of England chief Peter Hewitt, British culture secretary Chris Smith, Tate director Nicholas Serota, Tate Modern director Lars Nittve.
 
View of the Tate entryway, from the Turbine Hall.
 
View of the Turbine Hall, with Louise Bourgeois' Maman.
 
 
 
   
Nick Serota and the press.
 
At the top of one of Louise Bourgeois' 30-foot-tall steel towers.
 
Bourgeois' Maman, a 30-foot-tall pregnant spider straddling the bridge in the Tate's Turbine Hall.
   
 
 
   
An entrance to the third-floor galleries.
 
Claude Monet's Water Lilies and Richard Long's Red State Circle.
 
The Abstract Expressionist gallery.
   
 
 
   
Michael Craig-Martin, An Oak Tree, 1973.
 
Steve McQueen, still from Bear, 1993.
 
Salvador Dalí, Lobster Telephone, 1936
   
 
 
   
The Minimalism gallery.
 
The Joseph Beuys gallery.
 
The Bridget Riley gallery.
   
 
 
   
Rebecca Horn, Ballet of the Woodpeckers, 1986.
 
Antony Gormley, one part of Three Ways: Mould, Hole and Passage, 1981
 
Juan Muñoz, Towards the Corner, 1998.
   
 
 
     
Tatsuo Miyajima, Opposite Circle, 1991.
 
Richard Hamilton, The State, 1997; The Citizen, 1981-83; and The Subject, 1988-90.
     
 
 
   
The Tony Cragg gallery.
 
Germaine Richier, Chess Board, 1959.
 
Howard Hodgkin and Pierre Bonnard.
   
 
 
   
The seventh-foor restaurant, with Hamish Fulton's Kumano Mountain Skyline, Japan 1996.
 
View from the restaurant of St. Paul's and the new Millennium Bridge across the Thames.
 
A loo in the Tate Modern.
   
 
 
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