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Highlights from our past exhibition programme at the Henry Moore Institute.

City Sculpture Projects 1972

24 November 2016 - 19 February 2017
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

We revisit the ambitious, multi-city exhibition that brought sculpture into daily urban life.

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Eleanor Antin: 'CARVING: A Traditional Sculpture'

28 September 2016 - 3 January 2017
Gallery 4

'CARVING: A Traditional Sculpture' is a landmark work in the history of conceptual art, and a key reference on art and art history courses today.

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The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics

21 July - 23 October 2016
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Throughout history human beings have sought to extend and supplement their own form. The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics traces how artists have addressed radical changes to the very thing we humans know best: our bodies.

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A Lesson in Sculpture with John Latham

24 March - 19 June 2016
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Material transformations. Matter, physics and process. Monuments to labour. Through these provocations British artist John Latham (1921-2006) rethought the limits and possibilities of art.

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Katrina Palmer: The Necropolitan Line

10 Dec 2015 - 21 Feb 2016
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

From December to February our galleries are filled with stories, as British artist Katrina Palmer (b. 1967) develops a new work in her first institutional commission.

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Garth Evans: Sculpture Photographs

2 April - 12 July 2015
Sculpture Study Galleries

Garth Evans (b. 1934) is central to the narrative of British sculpture, his work experimenting consistently with the possibilities of medium, form, weight and scale.

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A Study of Modern Japanese Sculpture

28 January - 19 April 2015
Gallery 4

Nine sculptures from the Taisho and early Showa periods (1912-41), bringing work from this period in Japan to British audiences for the first time.

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The Event Sculpture

10 Nov 2014 - 8 Mar 2015
Events taking place on the Henry Moore Institute façade, moving into Galleries 1, 2 and 3 on 3 February

In Autumn, the Henry Moore Institute turns inside out as the outside of our building becomes a site for sculpture.

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Gego. Line as Object

24 July - 19 October 2014
Galleries 1, 2, and 3 and the Upper Sculpture Study Gallery

Gego. Line as Object investigates the artist's unrivalled engagement with the problems of form and space - using light, shadow, scale and gravity in a constant process of discovery.

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D'Arcy Thompson's On Growth and Form

14 May - 17 August 2014
Gallery 4

A poetic and mathematical study of scale, gravity, order and process, On Growth and Form lodged itself within the consciousness of twentieth-century sculpture.

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Stephen Cripps: Pyrotechnic Sculptor

21 November 2013 - 16 February 2014
Sculpture Study Galleries

Cripps transformed objects with actions, sound and pyrotechnics. In his short career from 1970-82 he developed many ambitious schemes for mechanical sculptures and performance works.

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Jean Tinguely: 'Spiral' (1965)

25 September 2013 - 5 January 2014
Gallery 4

Swiss artist Jean Tinguely's (1925-91) experiments with mechanical contraptions explore how animated objects can initiate sculptural events.

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Indifferent Matter: From Object to Sculpture

25 July - 20 October 2013
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

By pairing twentieth-century sculpture with ancient objects, this exhibition explores how objects resist the origins, names and histories humans accord to them.

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Alberto Giacometti: 'Tête de femme (Flora Mayo)' (c. 1927)

15 May - 18 August 2013
Gallery 4

This focused exhibition shows Giacometti's sculpture 'Tête de femme (Flora Mayo)' alongside his drawing 'Corner of the Studio with 'Self-Portrait' from 1925 in Plaster'.

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Phyllida Barlow: Bad Copies

12 April - 17 June 2012
Sculpture Study Galleries

Known primarily for her large-scale installations made from salvaged materials that are constructed on-site, Barlow has a continuous practice of drawing which she uses to explore and record her visual ideas.

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United Enemies

1 December 2011 - 11 March 2012
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

United Enemies examines the problem of sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s, presenting work by over fifty artists made in a period when the very idea of sculpture was radically contested.

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Art in Public Places

29 May - 29 August 2009
Sculpture Study Galleries

Exhibition exploring the archive of the Public Art Development Trust, recently acquired by the Institute.

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Box, Body, Burial: The sculptural imagination of Keith Arnatt

8 February - 26 April 2009
Sculpture Study Galleries

Through his preoccupations with the box, body and burial in the early part of his career, Arnatt challenged sculptural convention long before he was seen as a photographer.

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