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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St Ives
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A typical stone house in St. Ives on the outside, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden reveals the creative hub of an artist on the inside. The living room's original furnishings remain as they were left while the artist's workshop holds half-finished paintings, tools, and materials. The garden beside the house is another work of art that was designed by Hepworth and friend Priaulx Rainier, the South-African composer. Put Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our St Ives vacation trip planner.
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We visited the museum on Thursday 13th October. We arrived at about 11:30 and walked the exhibits at our own pace. The sculptures are all lovely, and reminds you how brilliant Barbara was. We were tol... read more »
I enjoy art galleries but don't really "get" sculpture. I hoped a visit here would inspire me but I'm afraid it didn't. There was some information and a guide at 1 pm but otherwise I'm afraid it didn'... read more »
We went to St Ives to see this museum and were not disappointed. Miss Hepworth was a major figure in 2th century modern art and her work is world renowned. This museum tells her interesting story and ... read more »
I now know a lot about Barbara Hepworth, and it was fascinating to find the garden tucked away in the middle of St Ives where everything appears crammed in. Seeing the sculptures was interesting too.
This is an idyll, a quiet space populated by evocative and fascinating sculpture. Hepworth is a unique talent, and to see some of her finest work in such a personal setting is an immense pleasure. Go and see it now.
If abstract art is your thing go but if you just want to give it a try, there is not the place start.
Nice little spot in St Ives. Interesting place to visit
Although the sculptures are not to my taste, it is worth a visit to this artist gem. The 1pm talk is a must given by an enthusiastic Tate employee. The gardens are an oasis of calm and peace.
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