After the Hayward, I walked up the Thames to the Tate. Wonderful as always; they had on a Joan Miro show which was great, but very crowded. I took a quick rejuvenating break in what is possibly one of my favorite spots in London: the Rothko room. On an individual basis, I don't feel much for Rothko's work, but hung together in this large yet enveloping room, low lit with soft grey walls and nestled within the bustle of the larger, louder galleries, I find it as near to a religious experience as I've ever had. Definitely the sublime at work.
I also loved Jenny Holzer's Blue Purple Tilt. Holzer is definitely my favorite conceptual artists and one of my favorite contemporary artists overall. I love the wit in her pieces as well as the subtle social and political undertones.
After the Tate and a spot of lunch, I walked up toward Tower Bridge. I was luck enough to see it open for some passing boats! After a wander past the Tower, it was time to pick up my luggage and head off to the airport and home.
Next up: Acquisitions!