THIS summer, arts charity the Henry Moore Foundation opens a new visitor centre and archive at the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens in Hertfordshire. The Henry Moore Foundation aims to encourage the appreciation of the visual arts and to demonstrate why sculpture matters. The charity is also opening a new exhibition The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds.
The show aims to focus on the relationship between prosthetics and sculpture, with examples dating from World War I until today. The show will present over 70 artworks, objects and images, exploring how sculpture and medical science have collaborated in order to augment the human figure and rebuild the lives of those affected by the war.
The exhibition will include a new sculpture by British artist Rebecca Warren RA, which will be located outside the Leeds’ Institute. Additionally, there will be a series of talks and events led by sculpture scholars and medical historians.
Painted metal facial prosthesis attributed to Anna Coleman Ladd (1878-1939), made in France, 1917-1920. Courtesy of the Antony Wallace Archives of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons ©
by Rebecca Acres
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Perry Green, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire SG10 6EE Tel: 01279 844104
Henry Moore Institute, 74 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AH Tel: 0113 246 7467