Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World

Tate Britain

24 June – 25 October 2015

£8.15 with a National Art Pass (standard entry £16.30)

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Highlighting the incredible five-decade career of this influential modern artist.

Despite her inclusion in the greatest sculpture collections in the world, Barbara Hepworth hasn't always received the recognition she deserves. This sprawling show – the first in a major London gallery in 50 years – hopes to rectify that.

An overarching retrospective, it charts her progress from small carvings to magnificent bronzes, with photographs and film revealing how these works were presented – in the studio, the theatre, the landscape or alongside architecture. Included are many of her most iconic sculptures in wood, stone and metal, as well as lesser-known textiles, drawings and collages.

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Among the highlights are four large sculptures in African hardwood – created at the peak of her carving career – which have been reunited in one room.

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Opening times

Daily, 10am – 6pm (last admission 5.15pm)
Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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