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Barbara Hepworth @ Hepworth, Wakefield

21 May 2021 - 27 February 2022

The exhibition presents an in-depth view of the Wakefield-born artist’s life, interests, work and legacy.  It displays some of Barbara Hepworth’s most celebrated sculptures including the modern abstract carving that launched her career in the 1920s and 1930s; her iconic strung sculptures of the 1940s and 1950s; and large-scale bronze and carved sculptures from later in her career. Key loans from national public collections are shown alongside works from private collections that have not been on public display since the 1970s, and rarely seen drawings, paintings and fabric designs. Art & Life reveals how Hepworth’s wide sphere of interests comprising music, dance, science, space exploration, politics and religion, as well as events in her personal life, influenced her work.

Contemporary artists Tacita Dean and Veronica Ryan have been commissioned to create new works that are presented within the exhibition.


21 May 2021
27 February 2022
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Hepworth, Wakefield