Il Disegno dello scultore
Through July 18, 2021
Museo Novecento, Florence, Italy
Presented in collaboration with the Henry Moore Foundation, this exhibition, whose title translates to The Sculptor’s Drawing, explores the relationship between drawing and sculpture in Henry Moore’s work and includes more than seventy drawings as well as graphics and sculptures. Through the analysis of recurring iconographic themes such as natural forms (rocks, pebbles, roots, and trunks), animals, skulls, and the artist’s hands, the exhibition seeks to deepen the conceptual and formal genesis of Moore’s work.
Installation view, Henry Moore: Il Disegno dello scultore, Museo Novecento, Florence, Italy, January 18–July 18, 2021. Artwork: Reproduced by permission of the Henry Moore Foundation. Photo: Serge Domingie
This Living Hand
Edmund de Waal Presents Henry Moore
May 17–October 31, 2021
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Perry Green, England
Curated by Edmund de Waal, this exhibition explores the role of touch and the iconography of the hand in Henry Moore’s art. Moore believed that “tactile experience is very important as an aesthetic dimension in sculpture.” Original sculptures by de Waal, as well as a group of Moore’s drawings and sculptural works charting his interest in the hand as a subject, are included.
Henry Moore holding the plaster maquette for his sculpture Reclining Figure: Hand (1976). Photo: Henry Moore Archive
March 22–November 4, 2020
Punta della Dogana, Venice
Conceived and curated by Thomas Houseago, Muna El Fituri, and Caroline Bourgeois, Untitled, 2020 places into dialogue works in a broad range of media by more than sixty artists held by the Pinault Collection, international museums, and private collections. The exhibition centers around a re-creation of Houseago’s studio in Tadao Ando’s cube room, in the heart of Punta della Dogana. Work by Ellen Gallagher, Duane Hanson, Mike Kelley, Henry Moore, and Nam June Paik is included.
Installation view, Untitled, 2020, Punta della Dogana, Venice, March 22–December 13, 2020. Artwork © Thomas Houseago. Photo: Marco Cappelletti/DSL Studio
Bill Brandt / Henry Moore
May 31–November 1, 2020
Hepworth Wakefield, England
This exhibition explores the parallel and intersecting paths of the photographer Bill Brandt and sculptor Henry Moore, who first met during the Second World War, when they both created images of civilians sheltering from the Blitz in the London Underground. The show brings together more than two hundred works, including Moore’s celebrated Reclining Figure sculptures and Brandt’s well-known photographs of coal miners and their families in Durham and Yorkshire. Also on view are rare original color transparencies by Brandt, and Moore’s little-known photocollages.
Installation view, Bill Brandt / Henry Moore, Hepworth Wakefield, England, May 31–November 1, 2020. Artwork, left to right: Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation, © Bill Brandt/Bill Brandt Archive Ltd. Photo: George Baggaley
Amy Sillman—The Shape of Shape
October 21, 2019–April 12, 2020
Museum of Modern Art, New York
In The Shape of Shape, Amy Sillman—an artist who has helped redefine contemporary painting, pushing the medium into drawing, installations, video, and zines—has created a revelatory Artist’s Choice installation drawn from the museum’s collection. The exhibition features works, many rarely seen, spanning vastly different time periods, places, and mediums. Work by Jay DeFeo, Helen Frankenthaler, Howard Hodgkin, Henry Moore, Albert Oehlen, and Christopher Wool is included.
Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1989, Museum of Modern Art, New York © Albert Oehlen
Henry Moore Drawings
The Art of Seeing
April 3–October 27, 2019
Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, England
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 at Houghton Hall
Nature and Inspiration
May 1–September 29, 2019
Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England
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
The Power of Nature
Henry Moore in Poland
February 22–June 30, 2019
National Museum in Kraków, Poland
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
The Helmet Heads
March 6–June 23, 2019
Wallace Collection, London
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
The Sculptor’s Drawings
April 20–July 12, 2018
Museo Novecento, Florence, Italy
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
The Classical Now
March 2–April 28, 2018
King’s College, London
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
Becoming Henry Moore
April 14–October 22, 2017
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Perry Green, UK
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