Hepworth Wakefield art gallery wins museum of the year award

By Mark Brown Arts correspondent

Gallery is praised for creating new prize for sculpture and staging string of ‘breathtaking’ exhibitions

The Hepworth Wakefield art gallery in West Yorkshire has been named winner of the world’s biggest museum prize after a year of “breathtaking” exhibitions, booming visitor numbers and the creation of an important award for contemporary sculpture.

The gallery, housed in a David Chipperfield-designed concrete building on the banks of the river Calder, opened in 2011 and has punched above its weight ever since.

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