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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.

Henry Moore at Houghton Hall: Nature and Inspiration

Release date: 18 February 2019

Henry Moore at Houghton Hall: Nature and Inspiration

1 May – 29 September 2019

A new collaboration between the Henry Moore Foundation and Houghton Hall.

Henry Moore Grants introduces annual Exceptional Award

Release date: 1 February 2019

Henry Moore Grants introduces annual Exceptional Award

Rewarding the most inspiring sculptural projects each year, the inaugural Exceptional Award recognises two outstanding sculptural projects which were originated by institutions in the UK and the US, giving them additional funds to support more ground breaking work.

Renee So: Bellarmines and Bootlegs

Release date: 11 December 2018

Renee So: Bellarmines and Bootlegs

8 March – 2 June 2019

Drawing upon international histories of sculpture, Renee So's playful, cartoon-like and typically drunken characters populate the Henry Moore Institute's main galleries in spring 2019.

Henry Moore Drawings: The Art of Seeing

Release date: 6 December 2018

Henry Moore Drawings: The Art of Seeing

3 April – 27 October 2019

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens hosts the largest exhibition devoted to Henry Moore's drawings in 40 years.

Presenting a long-overdue career survey with exclusive focus on drawing, The Art of Seeing includes over 150 works from the collections of the Henry Moore Foundation, Tate, the British Museum and other public and private collections.

Henry Moore Foundation: 2019 Exhibition Programme

Release date: 5 October 2018

Henry Moore Foundation: 2019 Exhibition Programme

The Foundation's 2019 exhibition programme, including new exhibitions at the Henry Moore Institute, Henry Moore Studios & Gardens and the Wallace Collection.

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