THE NATIONAL GALLERIES OF SCOTLAND
Scotland, UK + Online Events | https://www.nationalgalleries.org/exhibition/barbara-hepworth-art-life
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
“The largest exhibition of work by Barbara Hepworth (1903 - 1975) to be presented in Scotland will take place at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two). Comprising more than 130 artworks, Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life will offer a comprehensive overview of the Yorkshire artist’s career, covering key events in her personal life, her involvement with avant-garde art movements and her wide range of interests. Running from 9 April to 2 October 2022, the exhibition will include many of Hepworth’s most celebrated sculptures, several of which have never been displayed in Scotland before.
Organised by The Hepworth Wakefield in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh and Tate St Ives, Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life will allow visitors to discover more about one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. The exhibition will present a range of pivotal works including: modern abstract carvings that launched Hepworth onto the art scene in the 1930s; iconic string sculptures made during the 1940s and 1950s, and large-scale bronze sculptures from later in her career. Key loans from national public collections will be shown alongside works from private collections, as well as rarely seen drawings and paintings. Also in focus will be Hepworth’s diverse interests, encompassing music, dance, science, space exploration, politics and religion.”
Organized by The National Galleries of Scotland
Now – 2 October 2022
AONIA SAYS - DIGITAL PROGRAMME
To accompany the largest ever Barbara Hepworth exhibition, The National Galleries of Scotland are hosting some related online events. Discover more about the life of one of the most groundbreaking sculptors of the 20th century and more about the pieces within this collection through an online course. Scroll down to start exploring.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & CREDITS
Exhibition Organized by The National Galleries of Scotland
Image & copy credit: © The National Galleries of Scotland
Barbara Hepworth, Wave, 1943 – 1944. Wood, paint, string. 30.50 x 44.50 x 21.00 cm. Purchased with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund and the Henry Moore Foundation 1999. © Bowness for works by Barbara Hepworth. Collection: National Galleries of Scotland.