HMF Review 2017-19
In an increasingly challenging environment for arts funding, the Foundation has worked hard to extend our reach while continuing to deliver meaningful sculpture projects.
With this in mind, two new initiatives were introduced: the Henry Moore Collectors Circle and the Exceptional Award for Sculpture. An ambition to improve our provision for learning at all levels was also considered a priority, with the appointment of an Engagement Curator at the Institute and the opening of our new Archive building in Perry Green.
The summer of 2017 saw the success of Becoming Henry Moore, an exhibition of our founder’s early work that travelled to both our venues. Highlights of our international activity include exhibitions in Denmark, Germany, a three-city tour of Poland and an extensive retrospective in France, staged in partnership with the Fonds Hélène & Édouard Leclerc pour la Culture.
The programme of exhibitions at the Institute excelled in its diversity, with Jiro Takamatsu: The Temperature of Sculpture and Senga Nengudi bringing important but little-known artists to UK audiences for the first time, while the strength of our collections and partnership with Leeds Art Gallery were showcased in exhibitions such as David Dye: Devices, Ghisha Koenig: Machines Restrict Their Movement and The Sculpture Collections.