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Reassessing Herbert Read

Reassessing Herbert Read

Winter 2022 & Spring 2023

This research season aims to give scholars, both emerging and established, a chance to reassess Read’s work from a contemporary perspective. It also seeks to revisit his achievements and increase the public’s direct and virtual access to his archive.

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Herbert Read: A Gentle Radical
Part of Reassessing Herbert Read
Part of Reassessing Herbert Read

Library display

Herbert Read: A Gentle Radical

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Sculpture Research Library
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
To Hell with Culture
Black and white still from film showing Herbert Read holding onto his hat in Yorkshire field. Text at bottom of screen reads Herbert Read strides over the fields surrounding his Yorkshire home.
Part of Reassessing Herbert Read
Part of Reassessing Herbert Read

Film screening

To Hell with Culture

18:00–20:00

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Leeds Central Library
The Man Behind the Moderns
Two black and white archival photographs showing Herbert Read as an older man, sitting behind a small perspex sculpture by Naum Gabo.
Part of Reassessing Herbert Read
Part of Reassessing Herbert Read

Drop-in activity

The Man Behind the Moderns

12:00–14:00

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University of Leeds, Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery