Henry Moore Threads of Influence

We are delighted to extend the Henry Moore: Threads of Influence until Tuesday 6 June. Thank you to Sainsbury Centre for allowing us to continue showing this wonderful collection.

The Gallery is proud to host a major touring exhibition of work by Henry Moore, from the Sainsbury Centre. This exhibition has been made possible as a result of the Government Indemnity Scheme. Barnsley Museums would like to thank HM Government for providing Government Indemnity and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England for arranging the indemnity.
Image: Family Group, 1945 Henry Moore, object number 98, Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia. ©The Henry Moore Foundation.

Henry Moore: Threads of Influence – spans Henry Moore’s career, from early life drawings and carvings to iconic drawings and late prints and demonstrates the multiple facets of Moore’s practice. A range of related objects illuminates Moore’s work in a new way, demonstrating
how disparate cultures and contexts informed him.

Key objects are two early life drawings of his wife Irina, which demonstrate how Moore’s commitment to studying the human form laid the foundations for his ongoing sculptural practice.
The exhibition includes four Shelter Drawings inspired by the scenes in the London Underground during the Blitz. As an Official War Artist, Moore’s drawings of the subject were displayed at the National Gallery during the War, and they propelled him to fame before his sculpture was widely known.
The Cooper collection features two figurative drawings by Moore, which will be on display as part of the exhibition.