Art That Made Us

Join us for a day of activities in association with the BBC Art That Made Us Festival

Gain new perspectives on both widely recognised and never before exhibited artworks and objects from Henry Moore’s collection. Access rarely seen archival materials and BBC documentaries that uncover creative stories behind the making of Moore and the portrayal of an artist’s life locally and globally. Come to see a career path borne out of times of turbulence and formed through vision and innovation. Visit on 10 April to share in interactive tours, film reels and gallery talks.

All activities are included in a ticket to Henry Moore Studios & Gardens. Tickets are available online, in advance, at a 5% discount or can be purchased on the day from our visitor centre. Due to limited capacity, some activities will need you to sign up on arrival, at the ticket desk.

 

 

SCREENING: Film Reels in the Archive, The Making of Moore

Drop in, 11:30am–4:30pm
Henry Moore Archive, Reading Room

Watch a compilation of rarely seen footage of Moore’s working processes and BBC interview documentaries. Henry Moore was one of the most documented artists of his time, alongside his ever-growing representation in mainstream media, Moore’s own groundsman Frank Farnham captured his day to day creativity, passion and curiosity with photography and filmmaking around his home and studios.

TOURING: Interactive Family Tours 

Sign up at the Ticket Desk, 11:45am–12:30pm, 12:45pm–1:30pm, 1:45pm–2:30pm, 2:45pm–3:30pm. 
Meeting Point in the Sculpture gardens

Explore the awe-inspiring outdoor sculptures with one of our guides, see how they shape shift on the spot and hear the stories behind their epic proportions.
Children must be accompanied by an adult

TALKING: Gallery Talks from the Experts Behind the Scenes 

Drop In, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Henry Moore: The Sixties exhibition gallery

1pm: Curating Henry Moore: The Sixties
with Senior Curator of Collections & Research Dr. Hannah Higham

2pm: Preparing Spindle Piece Plaster for its Public Debut
with Sculpture Conservator & Senior Technician James Copper

3pm: Britain and Beyond, The Growth of Global Fame
with Head of Henry Moore Collections & Programmes Sebastiano Barassi

 

Your ticket also includes entry to our fascinating exhibition Henry Moore: The Sixties, which looks at Moore's life and work during this pivotal decade.

If you are visiting with children, please ask at the ticket desk for our Family Map.

Venue details


Venue address

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
Dane Tree House
Perry Green
Hertfordshire
SG10 6EE
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)1279 843 333

Opening times

Opening times 2022:
1 April to 30 October 2022
Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am-5pm

Henry Moore Archive:
Open by appointment. Monday to Friday, 10am-4.30pm