Henry Moore Institute

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The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds has a programme comprising collections, exhibitions and research. The programme draws on artists, writers, curators and different kinds of historians, in discussions, in writing, in research projects and in exhibitions. The Henry Moore Institute is a partnership between the Henry Moore Foundation and Leeds City Council, set up as a centre of sculpture in the city where Moore began his training as a sculptor.

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Opening hours

Monday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.30
Wednesdays to 20.00

Admission charges

Admission Free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Christine Kozlov: Information

  • 10 December 2015 — 21 February 2016 *on now

Christine Kozlov: Information is the first solo exhibition of the American conceptual artist Christine Kozlov (1945-2005). Before moving to the UK in 1977, she played an active role in the development of conceptual art in New York from 1965. For Kozlov, and her peers, materials were of lesser importance than conceptual meaning. Kozlov's work featured in a number of landmark exhibitions that defined this period, such as One Month (1969) organised by Seth Siegelaub, Information (1970) curated by Kynaston McShine at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Number Shows, a series of exhibitions organised by Lucy Lippard between 1969 and 1974.

Information draws from Kozlov's to date unexamined archive to explore how sculpture became redefined during this art historical moment when the idea came to take precedence over the object. Kozlov used materials often associated with gathering information for empirical research, such as graph paper, photographic film and audio tapes, chosen for their utilitarian qualities. Drawing on research into neuroscience, human behaviour and habits, her sculptures range from books to typed paper sheets and musical notations.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Katrina Palmer: The Necropolitan Line

  • 10 December 2015 — 21 February 2016 *on now

From December to February our galleries are filled with stories, as British artist Katrina Palmer (b. 1967) develops a new work in her first institutional commission.

Palmer presents writing and amplified sound as sculpture, working with fragmented narratives to evoke physical and psychological human interactions with objects. Her narratives take the form of books, her exhibitions fill buildings with sound, performances and readings, and in both the city and landscape she creates site-specific walks that are guided by audio tracks. With an approach rooted in research, Palmer explores real and imagined sites, her stories weaving together fact and fiction.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

On The Art of Death

  • 17 February 2016 From 6pm

Professor Nigel Llewellyn (independent) gives the final lecture in our Katrina Plamer: The Necropolitan Line series of talks.

Suitable for

  • Any age


This event is free of charge and open to all but booking is advised. For more information contact Kirstie Gregory, Research Programme Assistant: kirstie@henry-moore.org, or book a place at this talk online.



Sonic Imagination in Sculpture between the Medieval and Contemporary

  • 17 February 2016 2-5pm

How do sculptures and installations invite our sonic sensitivity, and do they do so in ways that are distinct from other genres of artwork? In what ways do sculptures 'speak' and do they invite us to listen, or to reply?

Dr Jessica Barker (HMF Post-Doctoral Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art), working on tomb sculpture and experience in medieval Europe and Dr Irene Noy (Sackler Research Forum Post-Doctoral Fellow), specialising in Sound Art from the 1960s to 1980s, will each give a paper examining a different facet of sonic imagination in sculpture. Following this will be a panel discussion with respondents Prof. Nigel Llewellyn (independent) and Dr Johanna Hällsten (University of Loughborough).

Suitable for

  • Any age


This event is free of charge and open to all but booking is advised. For more information contact Kirstie Gregory, Research Programme Assistant: kirstie@henry-moore.org, or book a place at this event online.



Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
West Yorkshire






0113 234 3158


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0113 246 1481


0113 246 7467

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