Moore Rodin

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

29 March – 27 October 2013

£9.38 with National Art Pass (standard entry £12.50)

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Major works by Auguste Rodin come to the hills of Hertfordshire for the Henry Moore Foundation's first exhibition of another artist's work alongside its collection.

Moore was fascinated with Rodin’s output and working methods and held the artist to be at the root of the flourishing sculpture scene in 20th-century Britain. As such, the French master’s work will add a bold new genitive dimension to the heady, fertile atmosphere at the site – for to walk around Perry Green is to be surrounded by Moore’s reclining nudes, towering phallic forms and endless explorations of nurture and encasement.

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Major Rodin loans include Adam (1881), the third maquette for The Gates of Hell (c. 1881–82) and Walking Man, Large Torso (1906), of which Moore owned a cast. For those interested in Moore’s relationship with the legacy of Rodin in his own words, the exhibition catalogue will reproduce the transcript of the sculptor’s revealing 1970 interview with Alan Bowness.

Rodin's The Burghers of Calais, which was bought by the Art Fund in 1913 and usually sits in the garden next to the Houses of Parliament, will also appear in the show.

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Opening times

Open Friday 30 March to Sunday 22 October 2018
Monday: Closed (open bank holidays 11am - 5pm)
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Sunday: 11am - 5pm

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)