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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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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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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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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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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.

'A glowing cosmic spectacle' - **** The Guardian

'Nothing can quite prepare you for the experience. It is captivating.' The Times

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School Prints

12 Jan - 03 Jun 2018, Free entry

We've revived the old 1940s School Prints scheme and commissioned six British artists, Martin Creed, Jeremy Deller, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten, Haroon Mirza and Rose Wylie – to create limited edition prints responding to the original 1940’s brief. See the original prints alongside the new ones in this exhibition.

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Wakefield Artwalk

Last Wednesday of every other month, Jan - Nov 2018

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

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Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain

22 Jun - 07 Oct 2018

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Viviane Sassen: Hot Mirror

22 Jun - 07 Oct 2018, free entry

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

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A Tender Tumult: The Art of David Storey

11 Jun 2016 - 11 Jun 2020

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