Exhibitions

Leeds Art Gallery collections displays

The Henry Moore Institute manages the sculpture collection and archive of Leeds Museums and Galleries, a partnership has built one of the strongest public collections of sculpture in Britain. The Institute develops collections displays across the Leeds Art Gallery sculpture galleries, highlighting artworks from the permanent collections and developing research taking place in the field of sculpture studies.

Over the summer the Sculpture Galleries of Leeds Art Gallery are being refurbished, following a substantial Arts Council Renaissance National Programme grant. In autumn 2012 the Sculpture Galleries re-open with Polychromies: Surface, Light and Colour, celebrating and showcasing the breadth of the Leeds sculpture collection. The display unfolds across all of the Sculpture Galleries over the next year and shows how sculptors have worked with colour, surface and light. Works on show include Antonio Canova’s 'Venus' (1817-20), Francis Morland’s 'Kiss' (1965) and Marcel Duchamp’s 'Rotoreliefs' (1935).