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Alina Szapocznikow: Human Landscapes

21 Oct 2017 - 28 Jan 2018, Free entry

The first UK retrospective of the much-overlooked Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow (1926 – 1973).

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The Hepworth Wakefield Christmas Market

24 Nov, 12 – 7pm / 25 & 26 Nov, 10am – 5pm, £1 entry / Free for Members & under 16s

High quality craft and food items, produced and sourced by independent makers from across the UK.

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Alina Szapocznikow: Human Landscapes

21 Oct 2017 - 28 Jan 2018, Free entry

The first UK retrospective of the much-overlooked Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow (1926 – 1973).

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The Collector Curates

4 Aug 2017 - 7 Jan 2018, free entry

In this exhibition, a number of works from Tim Sayer and Annemarie Norton's collection, alongside important loans, such as Anthony Caro’s Table Piece XXII sculpture from 1967, are placed together with works from The Hepworth Wakefield’s collection selected by Tim.

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Highlight Tours

Every day, 2 - 2.30pm, free

Join one of our friendly and knowledgeable gallery team for an informal highlights tour.

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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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Art Pods

Every Sat, Mon & Fri in the Wakefield school holidays, 11am - 4pm, FREE

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

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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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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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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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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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Approaching Thunder: 1940s British Prints and Drawings

25 Feb - 26 Nov 2017, free entry

Drawing from our outstanding collection of 1940s British works on paper, this exhibition revisits a decade of anxiety, austerity and idealism that resonates strongly with our lives today.

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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.