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Celebrating 80 years of Henry Moore in Hertfordshire

Release date: 14 September 2020

Celebrating 80 years of Henry Moore in Hertfordshire

Marking the 80th anniversary of Henry Moore's move to Perry Green, in 1940.

Henry Moore Foundation awards £60,000 in rapid-response to artists across the UK amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Release date: 31 July 2020

Henry Moore Foundation awards £60,000 in rapid-response to artists across the UK amid the Covid-19 pandemic

The Henry Moore Foundation has shown its on-going commitment to the future of sculpture with the announcement of its new Artist Award Scheme. As a response to the pressures brought about by the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Foundation has allocated more than £60,000 of funding and resources to directly assist 40 artists at a time when other sources of income might no longer be available.

Henry Moore Institute to reopen Tuesday 1 September 2020

Release date: 15 July 2020

Henry Moore Institute to reopen Tuesday 1 September 2020

The Henry Moore Institute, the centre for sculpture in Leeds will reopen to the public on 1 September 2020 after a temporary closure of more than five months due to Covid-19.

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.

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