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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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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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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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Daughters of Necessity: Serena Korda & Wakefield's Ceramics

2 Dec 2017 - 5 July 2018, Free entry

British artist Serena Korda selects highlights from Wakefield's ceramic collection to show alongside her own work

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School prints

12 Jan - 3 June 2018, free entry

Inspired by a project in 1940s when leading artists of the day created prints for schools, we have invited contemporary artists to produce new prints for schools and will display them all in this exhibition.

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Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works

16 Feb - 3 June 2018, Free entry

This major survey of the work of Anthony McCall presents the premiere of new immersive 'solid light' installations.

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