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Summer Dance

Barbara Hepworth

This pair of ovular columns that have holes bored through them, allowing you to see through the piece into another realm. Hepworth preferred her work to be shown outside and believes sculpture "grows" in the open light and with the movement of the sun, and with space and the sky above.


For the Young (and Young at Heart)

What else needs sun and space to grow and move? What would be your summer dance? What about the other seasons? How would those dances be different? There are three Hepworth sculptures in the garden. Can you find the other two?


Barbara Hepworth, England, Summer Dance, 1972; Bronze.