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The Henry Moore Institute is one of the country’s leading art museums devoted to sculpture. It contains four galleries that host a programme of temporary exhibitions.

The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, West Yorkshire (Photo: Betty Longbottom [CC BY-SA 2.0])
The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, West Yorkshire (Photo: Betty Longbottom [CC BY-SA 2.0])

What to see at the Henry Moore Institute

The Henry Moore Institute hosts a programme of temporary exhibitions with a focus on modern sculpture.

Current and upcoming exhibitions include:

Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumped Body
This exhibition (until 3 January 2021) showcases the figurative sculpture of Paloma Varga Weisz. It is the artist’s first solo exhibition in England.

Portable Sculpture
This group exhibition (5 February–6 June 2021) displays sculpture from 1934 to the present day that is designed to be folded up for dismantled for easy portability.

Rafael Pérez Evans
The Rafael Pérez Evans exhibition (February–May 2021) showcases the work of the Spanish-Welsh artist.

Julia Crabtree and William Evans
This exhibition (June–October 2021) includes works based on a variety of media that explore the relationship between ecologies and the body, the virtual and the real and the confluence of craft and technology.

Visiting the Henry Moore Institute

The Henry Moore Institute is located on The Headrow in Leeds city centre right next door to the Leeds Art Gallery and a two-minute walk from Leeds City Museum. Most other points of interest in the city centre are just a short walk away, including the Corn Exchange, Leeds Kirkgate Market and the Victoria Quarter, which are around a 10-minute walk away.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday and admission is free of charge.

It is fully wheelchair accessible with lift access to all floors. Free Wi-Fi wireless internet access is available throughout the complex.

Amenities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair access

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