The largest exhibition of Henry Moore’s work for 20 years opens at the Tate Britain today
34 years after the sculptor’s death, the large exhibition is intended as both a retrospective view for long-term admirers of Moore, as well as a comprehensive showcase of works for a new generation.
The artist, who was at the forefront of progressive sculpture for over 50 years, is best known for his large-scale outdoor sculptures. This exhibition explores the complexities of Moore by focusing on the lesser-known works of his early and mid career.
Chris Stephens, head curator, describes the works of Moore as ‘incredibly familiar but lacking a critical respect’. He hopes that the exhibition will ‘demonstrate the time and intellectual context’ of his work in order to further develop the critical appreciation of Moore.
Richard Calvocoressi, Director of the Henry Moore Foundation, described the exhibition as ‘the most important exhibition in the 33 year life of the Foundation.’
The exhibition runs from the 24th of February until the 8th August. Admission is £12.50 (£11 concessions).