An increase of over 63 percent

Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World was showing from 28 November 2015 to 17 April 2016. During the same period in 2014/2015, the museum received 69,446 visitors. Thus, with Barbara Hepworth the number during this period has risen by 63,1%. The museum looks back on the exhibition with pride and satisfaction.

About the exhibition

Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World placed emphasis on the prominent role that Hepworth played in the international art world and the context in which her work was created and presented, from the studio to the landscape. The exhibition included approximately one hundred works, about seventy of which are by Hepworth and the rest by other artists. It also included a large amount of new documentary material from the recently opened Hepworth archive.

Hepworth and the Rietveld pavilion

The special relationship between the Kröller-Müller Museum and Barbara Hepworth is visible to this day in the Rietveld pavilion, where eight of her bronze sculptures are on permanent display as part of the collection presentation. These were specially selected in the sixties for this pavilion, designed by Gerrit Rietveld for the Sonsbeek ’55 exhibition. The pavilion was rebuilt in the sculpture garden in the years 1964-1965 and inaugurated with Hepworth’s exhibition.

Tate Britain and Arp Museum

Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World was curated by Tate Britain in London, where the exhibition started in the summer of 2015. From 22 May to 28 August 2016 the exhibition will be on display at the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck in Remagen.

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Images:  general view of Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World at the Kröller-Müller Museum (photo: Marjon Gemmeke) © Tate, London, 2015; © Bowness;  © BFI, National Archive, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire / The Rietveld pavilion with sculptures by Barbara Hepworth (photo: Marjon Gemmeke)