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Senga Nengudi

Release date: 29 June 2018

Senga Nengudi

21 Sep 2018 – 10 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. The project was not realised because the future of the building was brought into question, so the proposals

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.

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.

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