The Science of Removing Graffiti From a Priceless Work of Art

In the fall of 2012, a vandal approached a painting by Mark Rothko hanging in London's Tate Modern, and scrawled it with graffiti. It took the Tate over nine months of work to successfully restore the painting before it went back on display last week. This video shows the amazing science and craft that went into the… » 5/19/14 11:10am 5/19/14 11:10am

This Endless Staircase Is an M.C. Escher Drawing Come to Life

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to climb around M.C. Escher's never ending staircase, you can give it a try right now on the lawn of the Tate Modern in London. Architecture firm dRMM has set up on installation that combines 15 wooden stairways, creating a dizzying maze designed to confuse visitors. » 9/13/13 12:40pm 9/13/13 12:40pm

Those 100 Million Sunflower Seeds Are Being Removed From the Tate Modern

Remember that installation of 100 million meticulously hand-painted ceramic sunflower seeds that just opened a few days ago at the Tate Modern? It turns out they're giving off "noxious ceramic dust" and now they all have to be removed. Whoops. » 10/15/10 3:35pm 10/15/10 3:35pm

The Tate Modern's New Art Installation: 100 Million Hand-Painted…

The Tate Modern has housed some strange art—huge curving slides, a massive artificial sun, and a giant spider, to name a few. But its new installation is the strangest yet: a mind-boggling carpet of 100 million sunflower seeds. » 10/13/10 9:40am 10/13/10 9:40am