Art and nature in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Oct 23, 2015 | written by:

It is the leading modern and contemporary sculpture international center and it is measuring over 500 acres: it is located in the estate of Bretton Hall, in the West Yorkshire, form which it takes its name.

I'm talking about the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the first park of sculptures in the UK and the largest of this kind in Europe. Founded in 1977 by Executive Director Peter Murray, today this beautiful park contains a large collection of sculptures, from The Family of Man by Barbara Hepworthin to the bronzes by Henry Moore. Every year this place inspires, delights and welcomes more than 400,000 visitors and Bill Packer, from the Financial Times, described it as “the finest exhibition site for sculpture in the world.”

This open-air art gallery has a changing exhibition programme, rather than permanent display as seen in other UK sculpture parks.

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