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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.

Henry Moore Foundation welcomes new Head of Enterprise and two new trustees

Release date: 19 January 2018

Henry Moore Foundation welcomes new Head of Enterprise and two new trustees

The Henry Moore Foundation has recruited Clare Tomlinson to fulfil the role of Head of Enterprise and recently welcomed two new trustees, Martin Barden and Pam Raynor. Rebecca Land, Head of Communications since 2012, has taken on an expanded role as Head of Marketing & Communications.

Sculpture by Another Name: Tony Carter's 'By Bread Only' (1978-9)

Release date: 6 December 2017

Sculpture by Another Name: Tony Carter's 'By Bread Only' (1978-9)

21 February – 20 May 2018

The Henry Moore Institute's latest Gallery 4 exhibition presents a major work by the sculptor Tony Carter (1943-2016) which has recently entered the Leeds Museums and Galleries Collection, 'By Bread Only - For the Demise of Icons' (1978-9).

Henry Moore Institute announces New Senior Team

Release date: 13 September 2017

Henry Moore Institute announces New Senior Team

The Henry Moore Foundation's Leeds venue has recruited Laurence Sillars to the new post of Head of Exhibitions. He will work alongside Dr Jon Wood, who becomes Head of Research. The new senior structure comes at a time when the Institute has ambitious plans to expand its curatorial and research programmes through the establishment of a new Sculpture Triennial developed with Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle partners.

David Dye: Devices

Release date: 29 August 2017

David Dye: Devices

13 Oct 2017 – 18 Feb 2018

David Dye: Devices showcases the archive of David Dye, an artist who was at the heart of the radical changes taking place in British sculpture during the 1960s and 70s. This exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute focuses on the dynamic first decade of his career, tracking how Dye's work in photography and film developed out of his interest in sculpture.

Mary Gillick: Her Art in your Pocket

Release date: 22 August 2017

Mary Gillick: Her Art in your Pocket

20 Sep 2017 – 28 Jan 2018

Trained as a sculptor at Nottingham School of Art and the Royal College of Art, Mary Gillick (1881-1965) won a competition in 1952 that would see her sculpture in everyone's pocket: her portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was chosen for British and Commonwealth coinage. It remained in circulation until decimalisation in 1971. This display is the first dedicated to Gillick's sculpture, and presents plaster models, drawings and photographs showing her working processes for the production of coins, medals and plaques.

Major funding boost for Yorkshire sculpture

Release date: 14 July 2017

Major funding boost for Yorkshire sculpture

Four world-class art galleries, including two Art Fund Museum of the Year winners, which form the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle have secured funding of £750,000 for a groundbreaking new project - 'Yorkshire Sculpture International'.

Jiro Takamatsu: The Temperature of Sculpture

Release date: 13 June 2017

Jiro Takamatsu: The Temperature of Sculpture

13 July – 22 October 2017

This summer the Henry Moore Institute presents the first institutional solo exhibition of Jiro Takamatsu to take place outside his home country of Japan, celebrating the work of this leading figure of post-war art. Through over seventy sculptures, drawings and documents loaned from collections in Japan, USA and Europe, the exhibition traces Takamatsu's artistic practice through his exhibition history, focusing on works from the early 1960s to the late 1970s.

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