Henry Moore: SHEEP

15 Oct 2016 – 15 Jan 2017

Touring exhibition in Memmingen, Germany

A new exhibition focusing on Henry Moore's sheep drawings from the 1970s and 1980s.

Although most prominent as a sculptor, Henry Moore was also an excellent draughtsman. He often sketched ideas for his sculptures, in pencil, charcoal and, sometime, colour washes.
However, his most well known drawings - both the WW2 Shelter Drawings and his Sheep Sketchbook -  are quite separate from his sculptural sketches.

Moore's sheep drawings are the focus of this exhibition. Moore enjoyed seeing sheep in the fields from his studio at the bottom of the Perry Green grounds. He made numerous sketches of the ewes and lambs outside his window - many of which he presented to his daughter Mary in a Sheep Sketchbook in 1972.

Venue details


Venue address

Kunsthalle Memmingen
MEWO Kunsthalle
Bahnhofstraße 1
Memmingen
D-87700
Germany
T: +49 8331 850 771
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Opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday and Wednesday: 11am - 5pm
Thursday: 1pm - 7pm
Friday to Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Public Holidays: 11am - 5pm

Comments (2)

Viki

23 April 2018 01:09

Every nice where do you get that

Alison Parry

Alison Parry | Marketing & Communications Manager (Hertfordshire), Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

23 April 2018 09:26

Thank you for your comment. I'm not entirely sure what you are asking. This exhibition has now closed and the Sheep drawings have returned to our collections in the UK.

Cathryn Thompson

15 December 2016 11:13

Is this coming to England at all?

Alison Parry

Alison Parry | Marketing & Communications Manager (Hertfordshire), Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

15 December 2016 12:03

Thank you for your comment Cathryn. I'm afraid that there are no plans at the moment to bring this exhibition to the UK - it was curated by the Kunsthalle from our collections.

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