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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.

First details of Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019 programme announced

Release date: 19 September 2018

First details of Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019 programme announced

22 June – 29 September 2019

Yorkshire Sculpture International today announces the first details of its inaugural programme. The UK's largest sculpture festival will take place across Leeds and Wakefield from 22 June until 29 September 2019, and will present sculpture by artists from across the world.

A celebration of sculpture in all its forms, YSI is presented by four world-renowned cultural institutions - the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Lucia Nogueira

Release date: 12 September 2018

Lucia Nogueira

5 Oct 2018 – 20 Jan 2019

Over the course of her short career the Brazilian-born, London-based artist Lucia Nogueira (1950-98) was recognised as an intelligent and instinctive maker of meaning through objects; a reputation that has only grown since her death.

This exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute presents rarely-seen sculptures and works on paper from the Leeds Sculpture Collections alongside a number of loans.

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