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Portable Sculpture

Release date: 27 October 2020

Portable Sculpture

5 February – 6 June 2021

A new group exhibition opening at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds in February 2021 brings the work of fifteen artists together. Sculpture from 1943 to the present day will be on display, all made to fold up, pack down or to travel.

The Sculptor's Drawing: Henry Moore

Release date: 15 October 2020

The Sculptor's Drawing: Henry Moore

13 Nov 2020 – 23 May 2021

Exhibition at Museo Novecento, Florence. Curated by Sergio Risaliti and Sebastiano Barassi.

Celebrating 100 years since Henry Moore started studying sculpture in Leeds

Release date: 9 October 2020

Celebrating 100 years since Henry Moore started studying sculpture in Leeds

The Henry Moore Institute and Leeds Arts University are marking 100 years since Yorkshire's own Henry Moore started studying sculpture, the first step on his journey to becoming a world renowned artist.

The anniversary coincides with the unveiling of a set of the artist's notebooks that will be shown in public for the first time at the Henry Moore Institute from Tuesday 13 October 2020.

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.

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