Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden, St. Ives
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Barbara Hepworth was one of the leading sculptors of the 20th century, and one of the artists most responsible for making St Ives such a popular centre for the arts. Her studio and the sculpture garden that surrounds it are now operated by the Tate St. Ives museum to showcase her work. Hepworth herself created the sculpture garden, and requested that her work be displayed exactly as she placed it within the garden.
Hepworth lived in St. Ives from 1939 until her tragic death in a studio fire in 1975. She was drawn to southern Cornwall, as many artists are, by the wonderful light for which the area is famous. Most of her sculpture can be characterised as abstract; she preferred to create impressions of objects rather than portray the objects themselves. She worked in a variety of mediums, and sculptures in wood, stone, and bronze are on display, as well as paintings, drawings, and archival material.
About Hepworth Museum
Address: Barnoon Hill, St Ives, Cornwall, England, TR26 1AD
Attraction Type: Museum
Website: Hepworth Museum
Phone: 01736 796 226
Photo Credit: Rowena Ford, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Tate St Ives - 0.1 miles (Museum)
Towednack Church - 2.5 miles (Historic Church)
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary - 3.4 miles (Family Attraction)
Zennor, St Senara's Church - 4 miles (Historic Church)
Chysauster Ancient Village - 4.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Ludgvan, St Paul's Church - 4.8 miles (Historic Church)
St Michael's Mount - 6.5 miles (Castle)
Madron Holy Well and Chapel - 6.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
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