This exhibition will explore British art through the theme of migration from 1500 to the present day, reflecting the remit of Tate Britain Collection displays.

From the 16th- and 17th-century Flemish and Dutch landscape and still-life painters who came to Britain in search of new patrons, through moments of political and religious unrest, to Britain's current position within the global landscape, the exhibition will reveal how British art has been fundamentally shaped by successive waves of migration.Cutting a swathe through 500 years of history, and tracing not only the movement of artists but also the circulation of visual languages and ideas, this exhibition will include works by artists from Lely, Kneller, Kauffman to Sargent, Epstein, Mondrian, Bomberg, Bowling and the Black Audio Film Collective as well as recent work by contemporary artists.

Venue details

Tate Britain Millbank London SW1P 4RG 020 7887 8888 www.tate.org.uk

Entry details

£3.25 with National Art Pass (full price £6.50)

Open daily, 10am - 6pm
Last admission to exhibitions at 5.15pm

Book via the Tate Britain website or call 020 7887 8888

What the critics say


The curators have chosen work with good stories attached, but their big story is how migration shaped the way we see ourselves.


I also promise you'll be stimulated, irritated and challenged by a show that really does say something new about British art.