Join Tate Britain curator Rachel Rose Smith as she responds to the Barbara Hepworth exhibition at St Albans Museum + Gallery, focusing on what can be learnt from the groupings on display.
Contextualising the years 1948–53 within the artist’s wider career, Rachel Rose Smith will consider how, during these years, Hepworth found new ways of expressing the relationships between individual people and the groups or societies in which they learnt, lived and worked.
This evening talk will take place in the historic Courtroom in St Albans Museum + Gallery between 7:30 and 8:30.
Rachel is Assistant Curator of Modern British Art at Tate Britain, London. Following an upbringing in mid-Cornwall and degrees elsewhere, she completed a collaborative PhD with Tate and the University of York on abstract art in London and St Ives during the 1930s and ‘40s. Before working at Tate, she was the first curator of the Heong Gallery at Downing College, in Cambridge. Her most recent display, ‘The Bauhaus & Britain’, is at Tate Britain from 17 June to 17 November 2019.