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5 Ways to Experience Henry Moore Indoors

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As the chill in the air finally gives way to snow, you may be feeling too snugly to get outside and see Moore in the Gardens. Whether you're on a visit to see the Gardens in their winter glory or are reading this on your couch with a cup of tea in hand, here are 5 ways to stay warm and experience the majestic works of Henry Moore. 

Henry Moore, Locking Piece, 1963-64. Reproduced by permission of the Henry Moore Foundation. Photo by Scott Dressel-Martin 

Henry Moore: Creative Vision - Learn more about Henry Moore's creative process and production techniques in the El Pomar Room in our Boettcher Memorial Center. See some of Moore's tools and maquettes (small scale sculptural models) and find out why Moore chose to work primarily with bronze.  

Moore Works on Paper - Be dazzled by Henry Moore's abstract two-dimensional works: Mitchell Hall showcases six large-scale reproductions of Moore's works on paper, ranging from chalk, pencil, lithographs mediums in addition to sketches from his notebook, including early drafts for Seated Woman (1958-1959). 

Get Smart on Moore - Missed our curator talks with Moore and modern art scholars? Listen to an excerpt of the audio tour on our website (the full audio guide is also available during your visit) or swing by The Shop at the Gardens in our Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center to pick up a copy of our $5 Family Guide and "Moore in the Gardens" exhibition catalogue for more in-depth information.  

The Henry Moore Legacy - Take an online visit to the Henry Moore Foundation and get in depth information on Moore's life, do some research on 20th century sculpture in the archive, or learn more about the Henry Moore Grants Programme for artists.  

Moore on Facebook - You've seen Moore in the Gardens and now we want to see Moore through your eyes! Check out the winning pic from our Facebook  contest this past October and add your photos to the growing number of spectacular images.

Bundle up and catch Moore in the Gardens on exhibit through Jan. 31, 2011. The Gardens are open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., but be sure to give us a call or check our website for any early closures.

Comments

Ellen Hertzman
Great suggestions, Erin! Don't forget that the sculptures--and the Gardens in general--look gorgeous in the snow.

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