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Newly digitised poster archive marks 125 years since Henry Moore's birth

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, the home of renowned sculptor Henry Moore, is thrilled to announce the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the birth Henry Moore. This milestone pays tribute to Moore’s extraordinary artistic legacy and marks the continuing impact he has had on the art world.

Born on July 30, 1898, Henry Moore revolutionised the field of sculpture with his iconic artworks works that seamlessly integrated organic forms and abstract expressionism. His sculptures, celebrated for their powerful presence, continue to captivate audiences around the globe.

To commemorate this special anniversary, the Henry Moore Archive, located in a state-of-the-art facility at the artist’s former home, is delighted to unveil its recently digitised poster archive. This extraordinary collection of 280 posters showcases the rich history of exhibitions, events, and artistic collaborations associated with Henry Moore’s works. By making these posters accessible in a digital format, the Archive aims to provide art enthusiasts, scholars, and the general public with an immersive journey through Moore’s artistic evolution and the significant cultural impact of his ground-breaking exhibitions.

The digitised poster archive includes an array of rare and iconic posters, spanning decades of artistic endeavours. From early exhibitions at renowned galleries to large-scale public installations, these posters offer a glimpse into the dynamic career of Henry Moore and the range of settings in which his sculptures have been showcased. This invaluable resource not only captures the visual aesthetics of each exhibition but also provides historical context, contributing to a deeper understanding of Moore’s artistic vision.

The digital archive will be accessible through the Henry Moore website catalogue allowing art enthusiasts and researchers from around the world to explore remarkable legacy of Henry Moore.

“We are incredibly excited to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Henry Moore’s birth. This milestone is an opportunity to reflect on his contributions to the art world and share his extraordinary journey with a wider audience. The recently digitised poster archive will provide art lovers and researchers with a valuable resource to delve into the depth of Moore’s artistic achievements and gain a comprehensive understanding of his enduring impact.”

Sebastiano Barrasi, Head of Collection & Programmes, Henry Moore Foundation

Buy your own Henry Moore exhibition poster

With our printing partners King & McGaw, we are now able to offer a selection of posters, prints and photographs of Moore’s work, available in a range of sizes and choice of frames.

 

Shop Henry Moore exhibition posters

Events to commemorate Moore’s birthday at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

Visitors can find out more about the Henry Moore Archive in Open Archive: Human Landscapes on Wednesday 26 July, 14:00–16:30, when the archive team will be on hand with photos, letters, articles, publications, film, and audio recordings from their extensive collections to give deeper insight into some of Moore’s monumental sculptures.

On Moore’s birthday, Sunday 30 July, families with children of all ages are invited to make their own sculptures in Sunday Soft Sculpt in the Sheep Field Barn. Join a friendly staff member to enjoy freely shaping, squishing, stacking, scaling, and balancing your own soft sculptures.

Both events are included in an annual ticket to Studios & Gardens.

Listening/Mapping by felix taylor
Part of Inspiration, Sculpture and Our Natural World
Part of Inspiration, Sculpture and Our Natural World

Digital Soundscape

Listening/Mapping by felix taylor

Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire
International Sculpture Day: Celebrate, Assemble, Recollect
A photo taken through a hole in a bronze sculpture. Through the hole you can see a middle aged man, wearing fashionable spectacles, talking into a microphone.
Part of Inspiration, Sculpture and Our Natural World
Part of Inspiration, Sculpture and Our Natural World

Drop-in activity

International Sculpture Day: Celebrate, Assemble, Recollect

11:30–16:00

Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire
Plaster workshops for local schools (KS2 / KS3)

Workshop

Plaster workshops for local schools (KS2 / KS3)

9:45–13:00

Sold Out

Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire
Education group visit & metal workshop, in partnership with Ore Projects (ages 16-25)
An adult wearing yellow protective gear and a black welding mask is welding two small pieces of metal together. A bright light, sparks and smoke can be seen. Two other people, wearing the same protective gear, are looking on.

Education group visit & workshop

Education group visit & metal workshop, in partnership with Ore Projects (ages 16-25)

9:45–14:30

Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire

Hamilton + Hare x Henry Moore limited edition 125th anniversary T-shirt collection

The Henry Moore Foundation is thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration with luxury menswear brand Hamilton + Hare.

This partnership marks the celebration of the 125th anniversary of Henry Moore’s birth and brings together art and fashion to pay homage to the enduring legacy of this iconic artist. Together, we’ve curated an exclusive men’s t-shirt collection that combines all-natural fabrics with contemporary design sensibilities.

The limited-edition t-shirt collection showcases the fusion of art and fashion, featuring three drawings by Moore, carefully translated into wearable art pieces. All three designs are from a prolific period in the mid-1960s which saw Moore give life to abstract forms with bursts of colour.

The t-shirts are made from 100% premium BCI cotton and manufactured at a small family-run factory in Portugal. Each design is limited to 50 units with a unique edition number on the label.

The t-shirt collection will launch on 19 July be available for a limited time exclusively on the Hamilton + Hare website, the Henry Moore Foundation online shop and select retail locations.

For further information, images, or to arrange a visit please contact

 

Alison Parry, Marketing & Communications Manager
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
alison.parry@henry-moore.org

Emily Dodgson, Head of Marketing & Communications
Henry Moore Foundation
emily.dodgson@henry-moore.org

Sophie Balfour-Lynn, Senior Account Manager
Sutton PR
SophieBL@suttoncommunications.com

 

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