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Release date: 19 September 2018
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, Yorkshire Sculpture International is presented by four world-renowned cultural institutions based in Leeds and Wakefield - the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Release date: 12 September 2018
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 presents rarely-seen sculptures and works on paper from the Leeds Sculpture Collections alongside a number of loans.
Release date: 26 August 2018
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.
Release date: 29 June 2018
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.
Release date: 28 June 2018
The first Yorkshire Sculpture International will take place from Saturday 22 June to Sunday 29 September 2019.
Release date: 21 May 2018
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.
Release date: 3 April 2018
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.
Release date: 21 February 2018
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.
Release date: 21 February 2018
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.
Release date: 19 January 2018
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.