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Henry Moore Studios & Gardens to reopen on Saturday 4 July 2020

Release date: 17 June 2020

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens to reopen on Saturday 4 July 2020

4 July – 1 November 2020

The home of sculptor Henry Moore in the magnificent Hertfordshire countryside is set to reopen to the public on Saturday 4 July following a three-month delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal presents Henry Moore

Release date: 7 April 2020

This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal presents Henry Moore

31 March – 31 October 2021

Innovative exhibition, encouraging visitors to touch sculpture, will now open in 2021

Henry Moore. Opposition of Masses

Release date: 12 March 2020

Henry Moore. Opposition of Masses

23 May – 13 September 2020

This event is postponed until further notice

Exhibition curated by Edmund De Waal will encourage visitors to touch works by Henry Moore

Release date: 27 January 2020

Exhibition curated by Edmund De Waal will encourage visitors to touch works by Henry Moore

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.

Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumped Body

Release date: 21 January 2020

Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumped Body

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.

This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal presents Henry Moore

Release date: 27 September 2019

This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal presents Henry Moore

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. 

Edward Allington: Things Unsaid

Release date: 9 July 2019

Edward Allington: Things Unsaid

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.

Yorkshire Sculpture International

Release date: 3 June 2019

Yorkshire Sculpture International

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.

Woodwork: A Family Tree of Sculpture

Release date: 10 April 2019

Woodwork: A Family Tree of Sculpture

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.

Contemporary Art Society and Henry Moore Foundation sculpture partnership

Release date: 6 March 2019

Contemporary Art Society and Henry Moore Foundation sculpture partnership

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.

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