The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield is a major new art gallery which opened on Waterfront Wakefield in May 2011.

Designed by award-winning British architect David Chipperfield, The Hepworth unveils a previously unseen collection of sculptures by its namesake, Barbara Hepworth – one of the most important artists of the 20th Century, who was born and raised in Wakefield.

The gallery’s bold, modern architecture is a fitting home for its nationally-important collection of British art, spanning the 16th Century to the present day. The collection features work by some of the UK’s best-known artists including Walter Sickert, Anthony Caro, Ben Nicholson, LS Lowry, David Hockney and Henry Moore who, like Barbara Hepworth, was born just a few miles from The Hepworth Wakefield.


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