The BP Walk through British Art offers a reconfigured "walk through time" from 1545 to the present day, around the perimeter of the Tate Britain in Millbank.
The 500 pieces are displayed in continuous chronological order, not positioned according to their theme or movement. On display are works by major artists such as Bacon, Constable, Hogarth, Gainsborough, Stubbs, Turner, John, Spencer, Lowry, Millais, Riley, Hirst, Hockney, and Whiteread.
In addition Tate Britain has opened two permanent spaces dedicated to the work of Henry Moore and William Blake, two artists with whom the art institution enjoyed a strong relationship.
The Moore Gallery displays around 30 of the sculptor's works, including film, photographs, maquettes, drawings and large-scale sculptures, while the Blake Gallery contains the Tate’s collection of paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints by the visionary artist.