28 November 2015 - 17 April 2016
Kröller-Müller Museum | Otterlo, The Netherlands
Honoring British sculptor Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975), this long-awaited retrospective marks the 50th anniversary of her last exhibition at the Kröller-Müller in 1965.
The emblematic Rietveld pavilion, set in the middle of the Kröller-Müller Museum's vast sculpture garden, epitomizes the special and longstanding relationship between the museum and the artist. 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.
Curated by Tate Britain, Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World reunites a remarkable ensemble of 100 works as well as a wealth of new documentary material from the recently opened Hepworth archive, helping to contextualize the artist's important role in international art in the years before and after World War II.