Leeds Art Gallery & the Henry Moore Institute

Leeds Art Gallery lays claim to what is widely considered the finest collection of 19th and 20th century British art outside of London, whilst the neighbouring Henry Moore Institute is a world renowned centre for sculpture. Prestigious contemporary artworks are constantly accumulating here with some of the best rising stars exhibited including Portugal's Paula Rego. Other highlights in the Leeds Art Gallery collection include work by JMW Turner, Cozens and Girtin, and the Leeds artist Atkinson Grimshaw is well represented alongside French work by Sisley and Derain. Admission is free!

Next door to the Leeds Art Gallery, the Henry Moore Institute is the definitive site for British sculpture from the second half of the 19th century. Leeds Museums and Galleries hold around 700 sculptures alongside numerous drawings by artists who are renowned particularly for their sculpture. The Institute prepares sculpture exhibitions for other Leeds galleries, including for the adjacent Leeds Art Gallery. It also has some beautiful exhibition galleries of its own, with constantly changing and touring exhibitions. If you're new to sculpture you'd be hard pushed to find a betterr introduction, and if you've prior knowledge you'll find longstanding names such as Henry Moore, Julio Gonzalez and Dimitri Paciurea on display here at the Henry Moore Institute on the Headrow in Leeds City Centre.

Useful Links to Leeds Art Galleries

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