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Why our Tate is a city gem; ECHO.

WE are delighted to be joining in the celebrations to mark 25 glorious years of Tate Liverpool.

The gallery has become such an important part of the fabric of this city that's it's tempting to think it's been here much longer.

Non-believers spout a lot of guff about art, particularly modern art, but while we would be the first to agree that not everything that has been exhibited in Tate Liverpool has been everybody's cup of tea, the gallery has always played a crucial role at the heart of the city's cultural regeneration.

It has presented its visitors with a vast array of works - from the mainstream to pieces of art which many may describe as challenging or groundbreaking.

The great thing about art is that its beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you still haven't visited Tate Liverpool, why not go along and see what's on show (and visit its first-class shop and cafe while you are there!) It is a landmark attraction which not only adds to the enormous appeal of Albert Dock, but also the city's cultural offering as a whole.

And while it's easy to take long-established buildings and organisations for granted, we would all do well to remember that there are only four Tate galleries in the country - and we are fortunate enough to have one of them!

Two are in London and one in St Ives in Cornwall, which means Liverpool is the envy of countless towns and cities across the UK.

Tate Liverpool, as our special 12-page supplement today underlines, is the most visited gallery of modern and contemporary art outside London - and everyone who has ever worked there should be proud of that.

We wish Tate Liverpool a very happy birthday - and a great many more happy returns!
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 23, 2013
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