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Small bronze model by Henry Moore of an abstract reclining figure, separated into three pieces.

Henry Moore: Configuration

17 September 2021 – 23 January 2022
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

This focused display offers insight into Moore’s use of material, space and the humanisation of organic form.

This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal presents Henry Moore

19 May – 31 October 2021
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

Moore believed that ‘tactile experience is very important as an aesthetic dimension in sculpture’. In this innovative exhibition, you are invited to touch a collection of Moore’s work in bronze and stone, plus a series of original carved benches created by the curator from Hornton stone – one of Henry Moore’s favourite materials.




Becoming Henry Moore

30 November 2017 – 18 February 2018
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Becoming Henry Moore gives an insight into the influences at play in the mind of Britain’s foremost modern sculptor during his formative years.


A black and white photo showing an elderly Henry Moore working on a drawing in one of his studios in 1982. Moore is wearing a jacket, striped shirt and tie with a fat knot. Behind him a small bronze sculpture of a mother and child is visible.

Dear Henry Moore: Connections and Correspondence

3 February – 26 June 2011
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

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’.

Henry Moore: Prints and Portfolios

3 February – 3 April 2011
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

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.