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Our past exhibitions

The Hepworth Family Gift / Hepworth At Work

Exhibitions / Permanent exhibitions

On permanent display

The Hepworth Family Gift consists of 44 full size, rarely seen working models - surviving prototypes in plaster and aluminium made in preparation for the works in bronze Hepworth executed from the mid-1950s to the end of her career.

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Masterpieces by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore

Exhibitions / Permanent exhibitions

On permanent display

We present two exhibitions of work from our collection, examining two giants of British art and their deep connection with Yorkshire: Barbara Hepworth (born in Wakefield in 1903) and Henry Moore (born in Castleford in 1898)

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A Contemporary Collection

Exhibitions / Permanent exhibitions

On permanent display

Since opening in 2011, The Hepworth Wakefield has continued Wakefield’s tradition of supporting contemporary artists through exhibitions and acquisitions.

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Tom Stuart-Smith in Conversation

Talks and tours

28 November 2018, 6.30 - 8pm

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Artwalk at The Hepworth Wakefield

Wakefield Artwalk at The Hepworth Wakefield

Food and drink / Talks and tours

26 Sept / 28 Nov 2018, 5 - 7pm

Every other month, The Hepworth Wakefield joins venues across the city for an evening programme of art, craft, workshops, live music and performance.

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Opening party for The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

Exhibitions

25 October, 7 - 10pm, free entry

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Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain

Exhibitions

22 Jun - 07 Oct 2018

"She blurred the boundaries between art and photojournalism in a way that anticipates more contemporary approaches" - The Times

This exhibition tells the story of Surrealism in Britain and shines a light on the little known, but exciting, cultural moment, through Miller’s lens.

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Viviane Sassen: Hot Mirror

Exhibitions

22 Jun - 07 Oct 2018

"It is as though you have tumbled into Sassen’s mind and find yourself suspended in a half-awake, half-asleep state" - AnOther Magazine

Hot Mirror presents a survey of work by internationally renowned Dutch artist and photographer Viviane Sassen.

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A l'Heure de l'Observatoire, les Amoureux, 1934 Painting by Man Ray. Courtesy Telimage

Symposium: Surrealism in Britain, 1925 - 1955

Talks and tours

Sat 6 Oct, 10am - 4pm

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A Bargain with the Light: Poems After Lee Miller

Film, music, dance, literature / Talks and tours

26 Sept 2018, 5.30 - 6.30pm

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