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The Hepworth Family Gift / Hepworth At Work

On permanent display, free entry

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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A Contemporary Collection

On permanent display, free entry

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

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Explore & Draw stations

Available in the galleries every day, 10am - 5pm, free

Borrow looking tools, handling objects and drawing materials to explore the galleries and create your own artworks, FREE

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School Prints 2019

Sat 19 Jan - Sun 2 June 2019

2019 sees the second iteration of our revival of the ground-breaking scheme School Prints.

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Masterpieces by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore

On permanent display, free entry

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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Modern Nature: British Photographs from the Hyman Collection

13 July 2018 - 2 June 2019

This new exhibition of photographs by leading British photographers such as Shirley Baker, Bill Brandt, Anna Fox, Chris Killip, Martin Parr and Tony Ray-Jones explores our evolving relationship with the natural world and how this shapes individuals and communities.

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Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things

16 February - 2 June 2019

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - The Guardian

This exhibition brings together more than 50 of Odundo’s vessels alongside a selection of historic and contemporary objects that have inspired her from across the globe. Works by artists including Edgar Degas, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin are on displayed.

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Explore and Draw totes

Every Saturday, plus Mondays and Fridays in the Wakefield school holidays, 10am - 5pm, free

Borrow an Explore & Draw bag to discover the artworks in the gallery with your family. For families with children aged 2-12.

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Artwalk at The Hepworth Wakefield

Wakefield Artwalk at The Hepworth Wakefield

Last Wednesday of every other month, Jan - Nov 2019

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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Art Pods

Every Sat, plus Mon & Fri in the Wakefield school holidays, 11am - 4pm, FREE. Extra dates added - Tue 2, Weds 3, Thurs 4 April and Tues 23, Weds 24, Thurs 25 April

Drop-in to our Art Pods in the galleries and make something inspired by the artwork around you.

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Future exhibitions

Find out what’s coming up at The Hepworth Wakefield

Our past exhibitions

A guide to our ambitious, world-class exhibitions programme and collection displays since opening in 2011.