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Henry Moore

October 21, 2001 – January 27, 2002
East Building, Upper Level, Northeast, North Bridge and Mezzanine, Northeast, North Terrace

Henry Moore, Knife Edge Mirror Two Piece, 1976-1978, bronze, Gift of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, 1978.43.1

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 94 sculptures and 71 drawings were shown in this first major United States retrospective of Henry Moore's work in 20 years. The exhibition traced the development of his art from the 1920s through the 1970s. Included were full-scale bronzes, maquettes, carvings, plasters, and drawings.

An audio tour was narrated by Earl A. Powell III. Henry Moore: A Life in Sculpture, a 25-minute film produced by the National Gallery of Art, was shown continuously in the exhibition. Documentaries about Moore were shown in the East Building Auditorium from October 2001 through January 2002.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the Dallas Museum of Art with the collaboration of the Henry Moore Foundation. Installation in Washington was coordinated by Jeffrey Weiss, curator of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art.

Sponsor: Initial support for the research and organization was provided by The Dallas Foundation. The exhibition at the National Gallery of Art was made possible by the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation. The exhibition was supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Air transportation was provided by American Airlines. The film, Henry Moore: A Life in Sculpture, was made possible by the HRH Foundation.

Attendance: 80,916

Catalog: Henry Moore: Sculpting the 20th Century, edited by Dorothy Kosinski, with contributions by Julian Andrews et al. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.

Brochure: Henry Moore, by Claudia Bohn-Spector. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2001.

Other Venues: Dallas Museum of Art, February 25–May 27, 2001
The California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, June 24–September 16, 2001

Moore, Henry
British, 1898 - 1986