Barbara Hepworth - Private Lecture and Exhibition
Lecture | Tate Britain
28 July – 18 May 2015 - 10:30
Tate Britain is host to the first major Barbara Hepworth exhibition in London for almost fifty years. Barbara Hepworth (1903–75) is one of the most celebrated sculptors of the last century and is most commonly associated with St Ives, Cornwall, where she lived from 1939 until her death in 1975.
This major retrospective will emphasise Hepworth’s prominence in the international art world, of which she was a leading figure in the 1930s, and one of the most successful artists in the world during the 1950s and 1960s. The exhibition charts Hepworth’s progress from small carvings made as a young woman to the magnificent bronzes that became part of the great sculpture collections of the world. It will present many of her surviving pre-war carvings, and some of her most significant sculptures in wood, stone and bronze, as well as rarely seen textiles, drawings, collages and photograms.
The group will be given an illustrated introductory lecture to this exciting project, which will be followed by a visit to the exhibition itself.
This event has been organised by the Kent Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.