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Henry Moore, Seated Figure, 1948 © Henry Moore Foundation

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Henry Moore Drawings
The Art of Seeing

April 3–October 27, 2019
Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, England
www.henry-moore.org

Although Henry Moore is best known as a sculptor, he was an exceptionally talented and prolific draftsman, producing a body of nearly 7,500 drawings over seven decades. The Art of Seeing explores the many different ways in which Moore used drawing, starting with studies from life of the 1920s and ending with the rarely seen, but surprisingly fine, late drawings of the 1970s and early 1980s. The exhibition includes different types of drawings, from preparatory studies and ideas for sculpture and prints, to studies and copies of works by artists Moore admired, to studies of the human figure, animals, the landscape and the weather, portraits, and more.

Henry Moore, Seated Figure, 1948 © Henry Moore Foundation

Henry Moore, Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae, 1968–69, installation view, Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England, May 1–September 29, 2019 © Henry Moore Foundation. Photo: Pete Huggins

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Henry Moore at Houghton Hall
Nature and Inspiration

May 1–September 29, 2019
Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England
www.houghtonhall.com

This exhibition of works by Henry Moore includes several monumental outdoor pieces on the grounds of the house, as well as a selection of smaller works, models, and etchings, which are shown in the ground-floor gallery spaces.

Henry Moore, Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae, 1968–69, installation view, Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England, May 1–September 29, 2019 © Henry Moore Foundation. Photo: Pete Huggins

Henry Moore, Working Model for Seated Figure: Arms Outstretched, 1960 © Henry Moore Foundation

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The Power of Nature
Henry Moore in Poland

February 22–June 30, 2019
National Museum in Kraków, Poland
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The Power of Nature: Henry Moore in Poland features more than twenty sculptures, showcasing a cross section of Henry Moore’s most iconic themes on a variety of scales—from small works and maquettes to monumental bronzes. The exhibition also explores Moore’s influence on Polish art, especially in the immediate aftermath of his seminal 1959 exhibition in Poland. The exhibition originated at the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, Poland.

Henry Moore, Working Model for Seated Figure: Arms Outstretched, 1960 © Henry Moore Foundation

Henry Moore with Helmet Head No. 2 (1955) in his studio, Perry Green, England, 1967. Artwork © Henry Moore Foundation. Photo: John Hedgecoe, 1967

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Henry Moore
The Helmet Heads

March 6–June 23, 2019
Wallace Collection, London
www.wallacecollection.org

This exhibition is one of the first to explore Henry Moore’s fascination with armor. The artist’s Helmet Head sculptures, which are here shown together for the first time, are presented in collaboration with the Henry Moore Foundation. The show comprises more than sixty sketches, drawings, maquettes, and full-size sculptures in plaster, lead, and bronze, juxtaposed with the Renaissance armor that inspired them.

Henry Moore with Helmet Head No. 2 (1955) in his studio, Perry Green, England, 1967. Artwork © Henry Moore Foundation. Photo: John Hedgecoe, 1967

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled, 1993 © Rachel Whiteread

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The Sculptor’s Drawings

April 20–July 12, 2018
Museo Novecento, Florence, Italy
www.museonovecento.it

Drawing, as the initial and essential visual definition of an idea, has since antiquity played a fundamental role in the field of artistic creation. The Sculptor’s Drawings will highlight the connection between the graphic medium and the realization of sculpture and installation art. Work by Henry Moore and Rachel Whiteread will be included.

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled, 1993 © Rachel Whiteread

Roy Lichtenstein, Temple, 1964 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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The Classical Now

March 2–April 28, 2018
King’s College, London
www.kcl.ac.uk

The Classical Now pairs the work of modern and contemporary artists with classical Greek and Roman antiquities. The exhibition traces the ways in which Greco-Roman art has captured and permeated modern imagination, while exploring the myriad continuities and contrasts between the ancient, modern, and contemporary, revealing the “classical” as a living and fluid tradition. Work by Michael Craig-Martin, Damien Hirst, Alex Israel, Yves Klein, Roy Lichtenstein, Henry Moore, Bruce Nauman, Pablo Picasso, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Roy Lichtenstein, Temple, 1964 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Henry Moore, Reclining Figure, 1929, Leeds Museums & Galleries © The Henry Moore Foundation 2017

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Becoming Henry Moore

April 14–October 22, 2017
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Perry Green, UK
www.henry-moore.org

Discover how Henry Moore developed from a promising schoolboy into Britain’s foremost modern sculptor. Featuring works by Picasso, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, and Modigliani, Becoming Henry Moore is a rare opportunity to see Henry Moore’s early works alongside that of the artists who inspired him.

Henry Moore, Reclining Figure, 1929, Leeds Museums & Galleries © The Henry Moore Foundation 2017

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