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Henry Moore Foundation: 2019 Exhibition Programme

Release date: 5 October 2018

Henry Moore Foundation: 2019 Exhibition Programme

The Foundation's 2019 exhibition programme, including new exhibitions at the Henry Moore Institute, Henry Moore Studios & Gardens and the Wallace Collection.

First details of Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019 programme announced

Release date: 19 September 2018

First details of Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019 programme announced

22 June – 29 September 2019

Yorkshire Sculpture International today announces the first details of its inaugural programme. The UK's largest sculpture festival will take place across Leeds and Wakefield from 22 June until 29 September 2019, and will present sculpture by artists from across the world.

A celebration of sculpture in all its forms, YSI is presented by four world-renowned cultural institutions - the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Lucia Nogueira

Release date: 12 September 2018

Lucia Nogueira

5 Oct 2018 – 20 Jan 2019

Over the course of her short career the Brazilian-born, London-based artist Lucia Nogueira (1950-98) was recognised as an intelligent and instinctive maker of meaning through objects; a reputation that has only grown since her death.

This exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute presents rarely-seen sculptures and works on paper from the Leeds Sculpture Collections alongside a number of loans.

Fake or Fortune: A Henry Moore in the Gurlitt Hoard

Release date: 26 August 2018

Fake or Fortune: A Henry Moore in the Gurlitt Hoard

In the latest episode of the BBC's Fake or Fortune the team investigated a small watercolour sketch, from Germany, that was thought to be a Henry Moore work.

Senga Nengudi

Release date: 29 June 2018

Senga Nengudi

21 Sep 2018 – 17 Feb 2019

The Henry Moore Institute presents the first solo institutional exhibition of work by Senga Nengudi outside the United States.

Yorkshire Sculpture International: the UK's largest event to celebrate sculpture

Release date: 28 June 2018

Yorkshire Sculpture International: the UK's largest event to celebrate sculpture

The first Yorkshire Sculpture International will take place from Saturday 22 June to Sunday 29 September 2019.

A Frieze for Leeds: Imagining a Sculptural Façade for Leeds Art Gallery in 1968

Release date: 21 May 2018

A Frieze for Leeds: Imagining a Sculptural Façade for Leeds Art Gallery in 1968

13 June – 2 September 2018

In 1968 the exhibition Three Ideas for Sculpture proposed a new sculpture for the exterior of Leeds Art Gallery, intended to revive the then eighty-year-old Victorian building. Artists Neville Boden (1929-96), Hubert Dalwood (1924-76) and Austin Wright (1922-2003) were selected to propose a frieze to be installed across the 40-metre façade and Arts Council England provided funding for the production of drawings and models.

Henry Moore Archive opens for research

Release date: 3 April 2018

Henry Moore Archive opens for research

In 2014, the Henry Moore Archive underwent major redevelopment to install climate-controlled stores and a beautifully appointed reading room. After two years of condition checking, location cataloguing and digitisation of our extensive holdings, this impressive new facility is now open. It will provide researchers with access to our comprehensive collections of publications, correspondence and photographs relating to Henry Moore.

Out of the Block: Henry Moore Carvings

Release date: 21 February 2018

Out of the Block: Henry Moore Carvings

30 March – 28 October 2018

120 years after Moore's birth, the Henry Moore Foundation presents Out of the Block: Henry Moore Carvings, an exhibition exploring Moore's changing approach to this key element of his artistic practice.

Out of the Block brings together nearly 30 major works in stone and wood, made over six decades, from the Foundation's collection. They trace Moore's development as an artist and a carver and reveal his influences at different moments in his career.

The Sculpture Collections

Release date: 21 February 2018

The Sculpture Collections

22 March – 2 September 2018

The Sculpture Collections joins the Henry Moore Institute and Leeds Art Gallery in one of our most expansive and ambitious displays to date. Celebrating a thirty-six year partnership that has built one of the strongest collections of British sculpture in the world, this exhibition showcases the best of the Leeds Sculpture Collections.

With over 125 works spanning fourteen exhibition spaces, The Sculpture Collections tells a story of sculpture as a contested and changing medium. Crossing disciplinary and generational boundaries, it includes works from the eighteenth-century to the present day.

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