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Release date: 27 January 2020
3 April – 25 October 2020
The acclaimed artist and author, Edmund de Waal, has curated an exhibition of works by Henry Moore in which visitors will be encouraged to touch some of the sculptures. Entitled This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal Presents Henry Moore, the exhibition will focus on the role of touch and the hand in Henry Moore's art and will also include a series of original sculptures.
Release date: 21 January 2020
13 March – 28 June 2020
Bumped Body introduces the enchanting figurative sculpture of Paloma Varga Weisz in the artist's first public solo exhibition in England. Using traditional techniques of woodcarving and ceramics, her sculptures create a symbolic universe with a cast of characters that are both alluring and unsettling.
Release date: 27 September 2019
3 April – 25 October 2020
Curated by acclaimed artist and author, Edmund de Waal, the 2020 exhibition at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens will explore the role of touch and the iconography of the hand in Henry Moore's art.
Release date: 9 July 2019
25 Oct 2019 – 19 Jan 2020
Seeking new ways of 'moving and matching the complexity of the world', Edward Allington (1951-2017) was part of a generation of artists responding to changing aesthetic, social and cultural values at the end of the 1970s.
The title of the exhibition, Things Unsaid, is taken directly from a drawing by the artist, reminding us that we often know more than can be spoken. Moreover, it encapsulates Allington's feelings on the relationship between sense, perception, and objects that we physically experience and touch.
Release date: 3 June 2019
22 June – 29 September 2019
From new work by international artists to sculpture drawn from world-class collections, this festival across Leeds and Wakefield showcases the breadth and diversity of contemporary sculptural practice, inspiring audiences to rethink what they understand the form to be.
Rashid Johnson (b. 1977, Chicago) is one of the artists at the Henry Moore Institute who is realising new commissions, responding to Phyllida Barlow's provocation 'sculpture is the most anthropological of all art forms.'
The Institute's exhibition brings together an assimilation of anthropological debates around the responsibility of tangible forms in understanding human behaviour, human history and what it means to create objects today.
Release date: 10 April 2019
29 Mar 2019 – 29 Mar 2020
Part of Yorkshire Sculpture International, this new sculpture display features eight recently acquired works exhibited for the first time. Woodwork: A Family Tree of Sculpture responds to Phyllida Barlow's provocation that 'sculpture is the most anthropological of the art forms' by considering wood as the most anthropological of materials.
Release date: 6 March 2019
8 March – 29 September 2019
Two works by Phyllida Barlow donated to Leeds Art Gallery through a new CAS and HMF partnership to promote sculpture in Yorkshire. The works will go on display 8 March - 29 September 2019.
Release date: 18 February 2019
1 May – 29 September 2019
A new collaboration between the Henry Moore Foundation and Houghton Hall.
Release date: 1 February 2019
Rewarding the most inspiring sculptural projects each year, the inaugural Exceptional Award recognises two outstanding sculptural projects which were originated by institutions in the UK and the US, giving them additional funds to support more ground breaking work.
Release date: 11 December 2018
8 March – 2 June 2019
Drawing upon international histories of sculpture, Renee So's playful, cartoon-like and typically drunken characters populate the Henry Moore Institute's main galleries in spring 2019.