Henry Moore Institute
The Henry Moore Institute is open
We're delighted to present two new exhibitions this autumn, Julia Crabtree and William Evans: Slip and Henry Moore: Configuration. You can also study in our Research Library and explore our Archive of Sculptors' Papers.
To keep our staff and visitors safe and make sure you have an enjoyable experience, we have decided to keep social distancing and some other covid safety measures in place until further notice. These include reduced capacity, sanitising stations on site and increased levels of hygiene standards. We would appreciate visitors continuing to wear masks when this is possible.
Booking tickets to visit our galleries is no longer necessary, though we advise groups of six or more book in advance to make sure there is space for you all to visit the galleries at the same time. You can still book in advance to visit the Sculpture Research Library if you want to ensure a space is available at the time of your choosing.
We have moved our events programme online. You can listen to interviews with artists, attend live talks and discussions, or get inspired with creative activities, all from the comfort of your own home.
Every Wednesday throughout September we will present new research around monuments in a variety of forms, ranging from pre-recorded lectures to podcasts and artists' films.
Topics will include the relationship between monuments, gender and sexuality, the role of religion and politics, monuments and colonial memory, and artists' responses to monumentality.
A series of free short films for schools, Art Encounters supports teachers and learners to discover artists and explore artworks online.
We have created supplementary resources, including digital worksheets, to accompany the first series of Art Encounters, ideal for teachers who wish to send activities to pupils who are learning remotely.
You can still explore our previous exhibitions and Research Seasons online through talks, tours and creative activities.
Explore the interconnections between art, craft and industry and the practicalities of making sculpture through our Fabrication Research Season of talks and events.
Take an online tour of Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumped Body with the exhibition's curator, listen to our series of interviews with the artist and talks about her work, or try your hand at some creative activities themed around the exhibition.
and getting here
The Henry Moore Institute is situated next door to Leeds Art Gallery on The Headrow, in Leeds city centre's cultural hub.
As well as presenting exhibitions and events, encouraging research and hosting a library dedicated to sculpture, the Institute curates the sculpture collection of Leeds Museums and Galleries, which includes an unrivalled archive of sculptors' papers.
Galleries: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Research Library: Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm; Sunday, 1 - 5pm
Archive of Sculptors' Papers: Tuesday to Friday, by prior appointment
Henry Moore Institute
T: 0113 246 7467