Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture For A Modern World at Tate Britain


Barbara Hepworth, Photo-collage with Helicoids in Sphere in the garden of Redleaf, Penshurst 1939. Photo: The Hepworth Photograph Collection Pinterest


Head to Tate Britain for the chance to witness some of the greatest sculptural works of the last century as Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World goes on display.

This is the first large scale exhibition devoted to Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) in London for more than 50 years, partially due to her famous association with St Ives, Cornwall, where she spent much of her life. Despite being one of the leading artists of the 1930s, Hepworth's career and achievements are sometimes overlooked, even though her work in the '50s and '60s made her one of the most successful sculptors in the world.

This exhibition looks to bring her work to a new and unfamiliar audience, charting her development from creating small carvings as a young woman to the highly impressive bronzes that she became internationally famous for. This is a rare opportunity to encounter some of her rare, pre-war carvings alongside more well-known and significant sculptures.

With works created in wood, stone and bronze exhibited alongside lesser known drawings, textiles and collages, this is a chance to experience the brilliant versatility of one of the last century's great artists.

Dine With Hepworth

This summer, Tate Britain is hosting three exclusive evenings celebrating Barbara Hepworth through Cornish food and fine wine on 26 June, 3 and 17 July. The purely Cornish menu pays homage to St. Ives, Cornwall, where Barbara Hepworth lived and worked.

The evening begins with drinks and a Cornish seafood bar served outside in a Barbara Hepworth-inspired garden. Guests will then be taken through to the gallery, which will open exclusively for a private viewing of the exhibition.

Diners will enjoy a Cornish three-course menu matched with wine in the iconic Rex Whistler restaurant. The event costs £85 per person. Book by calling 020 7887 8825.

Venue Details & Map

Tate Britain

+44 (0)20 7887 8888
Public transport:
Tube: Pimlico or Vauxhall

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