View the Lichtenstein retrospective and taste Californian wines at Tate Modern

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Act fast to bag your tickets for a glamorous evening of wine and art at Tate Modern. For one night only, on 26 March, an exclusive tasting of specially selected Californian wines will run in parallel with a private, after-hours viewing of the Lichtenstein Exhibition.

Cult art

In what promises to be one of the must-sees of 2013, Tate Modern has curated the biggest exhibition ever devoted to the founder of American Pop Art, Roy Lichtenstein. This is the first major Lichtenstein retrospective for 20 years, bringing together 125 of the artist's most definitive paintings and sculptures, including Whaam! and Oh, Jeff...I Love You, Too..., plus sketches, studies and nudes. In all, the exhibition stretches through 13 rooms.

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) was one of the central figures of American Pop Art. He became renowned for works based on comic strips and advertising imagery, all coloured with his signature hand-painted Benday dots and intended to examine the burgeoning mass-media culture.

Iconic wine

Roy Lichtenstein's American roots provide the ideal excuse to explore the vinous treasures of California – the USA’s largest wine-producing state. Sample cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which rival the best Burgundy has to offer, or compare compelling Cabernet from the Napa Valley, perfumed Syrah and rich, brooding Zinfandel – all of which demonstrate the diverse wines California’s climate and terroir can produce. These and other names are available to taste to those who buy the 'wine tasting' ticket to this viewing.

About the event

The pop-art and wine-tasting evening will kick off with a brief introduction to the line-up of Californian wines, including highlights such as a 2010 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Pinot Noir, a 2010 Shafer Vineyards Merlot, a 2011 Waterstone Chardonnay and a 2010 Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel from Delicato. Some wines will also be available to purchase on the night; these can also be enjoyed with a meal at the Tate Modern’s restaurant with no corkage charge. To book your table, call 020 7887 8888 or email modern.restaurant@tate.org.uk.

Tickets to this wine and art event cost £25, including entry to the Lichtenstein retrospective plus the exclusive Californian wine-tasting. To book tickets to this combined event, visit the Tate Modern’s website, or call the museum’s booking office on 020 7887 8888. Tickets will be delivered by post and must be presented at the door for entrance on the night.

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