The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield Museum, which boasts one of the finest collections of contemporary fine art in the North of England, was recently opened.

The Museum, opened to the public for the first time, is stated to be “One of the best new art galleries Britain has seen in decades” (RIBA Journal).

The collections currently exhibited include the sculptural works of Yorkshire-born Barbara Hepworth, along with the ‘Hot Touch’ exhibit by Eva Rotschild (Saturday 21st May- Sunday 9th October 2011, along with ‘Eva Rotschild: A Conversation’ held on Thursday 16th June, 6.30-8pm), as well as singular works, by artists such as Piet Mondrain, and a small exhibition dedicated to the seaside views of St. Ives.

Along with the exquisite sculptural and fine art work, there is much of interest for young designers and architects- with quotations and signage, with a crisp, lightweight typeface named ‘Hepworth Regular’ (of course), created by London-based design agency ‘A Practice for Everyday Life’, headed by Emma Thomas and Kirsty Carter.

Though perhaps what is the most notable feature of the museum is the building itself, praised by The Royal Institute of British Architects, Lecturers and student Architects alike. Designed by renowned Architect David Chipperfield, the building stands as a beacon of imposing yet elegant stature as part of the Wakefield re-generation project. 

A great, and inexpensive day out for anyone, (admission to the museum is free) with a wide-variety of disciplines and aesthetics to maintain and inspire interest.

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