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

Mary Gillick: Her Art in your Pocket

20 September 2017 - 28 January 2018
Gallery 4

This display is the first dedicated to Gillick's sculpture, and presents plaster models, drawings and photographs showing her working processes for the production of coins, medals and portrait reliefs.

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Jiro Takamatsu: The Temperature of Sculpture

13 July - 22 October 2017
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Jiro Takamatsu (1936-98) is central to the development of post-war art in Japan. He expanded points into volume, brought sculptural actions into the life of the city, and made shadows and perspective tangible.

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Ghisha Koenig: Machines Restrict their Movement

25 May - 13 August 2017
Gallery 4

Ghisha Koenig (1921-1993) dedicated her artistic life to studying and sculpting modern factory labour in Britain.

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Aleksandra Domanović: Votives

23 March - 11 June 2017
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

A new commission of sculptures by Aleksandra Domanović investigate how technological advances impact on communication and culture.

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Roy Ascott: Form has Behaviour

25 January - 23 April 2017
Gallery 4

Roy Ascott (b. 1934) is a pioneering British artist who has worked throughout his career with cybernetics, telematics and communication theories. This focused exhibition sets out to establish Ascott's innovative work in the narrative of British sculpture.

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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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William Hamo Thornycroft: 'Charity and Justice' (1888)

18 May - 21 August 2016
Gallery 4

Celebrating a new acquisition for the Leeds Sculpture Collection, exhibited in public for the first time since its creation in 1888.

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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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Olga Jevrić: Proposals for Monuments

3 February - 17 April 2016
Gallery 4

Olga Jevrić, a Serbian artist who was instrumental to the development of abstract sculpture in Yugoslavia, could evoke the monumental within the smallest of sculptures.

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Katrina Palmer: The Necropolitan Line

10 December 2015 - 21 February 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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Christine Kozlov: Information

10 December 2015 - 21 February 2016
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery

Drawing from Kozlov's to date unexamined archive, this exhibition explores how sculpture became redefined during the conceptual art movement, when idea came to take precedence over object.

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Object Lessons

30 September 2015 - 3 January 2016
Gallery 4

The 'object lesson' was based on the premise of learning via a direct encounter with a collection of objects. This focused exhibition offers a fascinating first-hand insight into this once innovative concept that is central to understanding objects.

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Paul Neagu: Palpable Sculpture

13 August - 8 November 2015
Galleries 1, 2 and 3 and the Upper Sculpture Study Gallery

This exhibition celebrates multi-sensory encounters with sculpture, presenting over 120 works by Neagu including sculptures, drawings, films, texts and archival material, much of which has never previously been exhibited.

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Eileen Agar: Natural Ready-mades

27 May - 30 August 2015
Gallery 4

Eileen Agar sought out sculptural forms in nature, combing the shoreline for 'natural ready-mades' that she choreographed into collages and sculptures.

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Carol Bove / Carlo Scarpa

2 April - 12 July 2015
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Bringing together contemporary sculptures by American artist Carol Bove (b.1971) with exhibition furniture, sculptures and architectural prototypes by Venetian architect and exhibition designer Carlo Scarpa (1906-78).

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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 November 2014 - 8 March 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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Lygia Clark: Organic Planes

24 September 2014 - 4 January 2015
Gallery 4

Brazilian artist Lygia Clark's (1920-88) experiential sculpture sought to break the space between artwork and perception, radically innovating the relationship between the art object and the audience.

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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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Dennis Oppenheim: Thought Collision Factories

21 November 2013 - 16 February 2014
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Dennis Oppenheim (1938-2011) initiated sculptural events in a quest to make ideas material, producing sculptures that took the form of actions, performances, installations, film and architecture.

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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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Helen Chadwick: 'Wreaths to Pleasure'

8 September 2012 - 17 February 2013
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery

Chadwick's innovative series of photographic 'wreaths' reveal a hidden world of visual and sensorial pleasures.

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Michael Dean: Government

12 April - 17 June 2012
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

This new commission of tactile concrete sculptures quote from and transform the Institute's galleries.

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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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Tacita Dean: 'Mario Merz'

6 September - 4 December 2011
Gallery 4

Dean's work is concerned with the sculptural properties of light and space, which she explores through drawing, film and sound.

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Mario Merz: What Is to Be Done?

27 July - 30 October 2011
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

A leading figure of Arte Povera, Mario Merz's approach to art making was driven by asking: what can an artist do in the face of a precarious future?

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Dear Henry Moore: Connections and Correspondence

3 February - 26 June 2011
Sculpture Study Galleries

This exhibition looks at Moore's associations with a younger generation of sculptors, for whom he was, as the critic Herbert Read described, 'in some sense a parent'.

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Henry Moore: Prints and Portfolios

3 February - 3 April 2011
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

This major exhibition of prints, etchings and drawings explores the stories behind Moore's graphic work in lavish detail and reveals his connections to literature.

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Out of My Mouth: The 'Photosculptures' of Alina Szapocznikow

3 June - 29 August 2010
Sculpture Study Galleries

This remarkable series of works depict pieces of gum which have been chewed by the artist to produce an assortment of abject sculptural forms.

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Hermann Obrist: Art Nouveau Sculptor

2 June - 28 August 2010
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Hermann Obrist (1862-1927) was famous throughout Europe in the early 1900s for his innovative art nouveau designs in two and three dimensions, including furniture and textiles, tombs and fountains and spiralling plaster forms.

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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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Concrete and Poetry: Drawings for an art museum by Lina Bo Bardi

3 April - 4 July 2009
Gallery 4

The first UK exhibition to explore the vision of the architect Lina Bo Bardi focuses on her drawings for the iconic Museum of Art in São Paolo (MASP), designed and built between 1957 and 1968.

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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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David Nash: Line of Cut

4 September - 24 November 1996
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Line of Cut focuses attention on David Nash's interest in geometry and abstract form.

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