Henry Moore Institute

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
West Yorkshire






0113 234 3158


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0113 246 1481


0113 246 7467

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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.

Venue Type:


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.

Dorothy Annan and Trevor Tennant

  • 11 November 2014 — 1 March 2015 *on now

Dorothy Annan and Trevor Tennant celebrates the generous donation of the archive by the family of artists Dorothy Annan (1900-83) and Trevor Tennant (1900-80).

Bringing together photographs, sketchbooks and exhibition catalogues, the exhibition provides a chronological insight into the artists' practices, shedding light on the relationship between sculpture and architecture and the role of art in British society following the Second World War in Britain.



The Event Sculpture

  • 10 November — 8 March 2015

The Henry Moore Institute turns inside out as the outside of our building becomes a site for sculpture.

The Event Sculpture presents nine sculptures that are events, inviting artists that include Lara Favaretto (b. 1973, Italy), Urs Fischer (b. 1973, Switzerland), Ceal Floyer (b. 1968, Pakistan), Simone Forti (b. 1935, Italy), Simon Martin (b. 1965, UK), Anthony McCall (b. 1946, UK), Maria Nordman (b. 1943, Germany), Tino Sehgal (b. 1976, UK) and Roman Signer (b. 1938, Switzerland) to present a single work on the exterior of our building which then moves into our gallery spaces.

Lasting from a few seconds to several hours, the works encompass actions, objects, performance, moving image and ephemeral public proposals.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly