About the Henry Moore Institute
Experience, study and enjoy sculpture from around the world.
The Institute runs a varied programme of free exhibitions and events, and provides an invaluable sculpture resource for researchers, students and artists.
History of the Institute
The Institute is a part of The Henry Moore Foundation, set up by the sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986) in 1977 to encourage appreciation of the visual arts, especially sculpture.
The Institute hosts a varied programme of historical, modern and contemporary sculpture exhibitions.
Lungiswa Gqunta: Sleep in Witness
8 July – 30 October 2022
Sleep in Witness traces the intangible world of dreams as a space of learning where extraordinary, overlooked and discredited places of knowledge are illuminated. The exhibition includes two new installations, Zinodaka and Ntabamanzi, along with the video Gathering 2019.
A State of Matter: Modern and Contemporary Glass Sculpture
18 February – 5 June 2022
Marking the United Nations International Year of Glass 2022, this exhibition explores glass as a material for sculpture through its three different states of matter: solid, liquid and gas.
Julia Crabtree and William Evans: Slip
17 September 2021 – 16 January 2022
Crabtree and Evans’ work incorporates a breadth of materials and modes of making, from casting and glass-blowing to video-making and printing. Each new body of work initiates a sequence of contained sculptural experiments.
The design of the exterior of the Institute, facing Victoria Gardens on the Headrow, is tied to the history of this area of Leeds.
We welcome everyone to visit our galleries, research library & archive to find out more about historical and contemporary sculpture from around the world.
Henry Moore Institute
Experience, study and enjoy sculpture from around the world in the centre of Leeds.
74 The Headrow
T: 01132 467 467