2011 - 2014 - Henry Moore in the Arts Council Collection

Henry Moore is an important figure for the Arts Council Collection. He was a key advisor to the acquisitions committee during the early 1950s, shaping the Collection by advocating the acquisition of a significant group of post-war British sculpture. His representation within the Collection is also very strong, with sculptures and works on paper spanning five decades.  

Seen together the works on display present a succint history of Moore's practice between 1927 and 1962; key creative departure points and themes can be explored in both two and three dimensions. Many of the works trace Moore's investigation of human and organic forms towards a point of abstraction.


Tour Details

Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (31 March - 3 November 2011)

Canterbury Royal Museum and Art Gallery (5 September - 28 October 2012)

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath (3 April - 23 June 2013)

The Hunt Museum, Limerick (24 August - 3 November 2013)

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead (8 February - 13 April 2014)

Harewood House, Yorkshire (14 June - 2 November 2014)


Installation views Longside Gallery Project Space


The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art.

With more than 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists, it can be seen in exhibitions and public displays across the country and beyond. This website offers unprecedented access to the Collection, and information about each work can be found on this site.