Exploring Form. Henry Moore and Stonehenge
We joined curator Hannah Higham of the Henry Moore Foundation, Mary Moore, the artist’s daughter and Neil Wilkin, curator of ‘The World of Stonehenge’ exhibition at the British Museum for a conversation celebrating ‘Henry Moore. Sharing Form.’ Moderated by writer and journalist Alastair Sooke, the talk discusses Moore’s seminal visit to Stonehenge in 1921 and its continued influence, as well as the exhibition’s themes addressing the power of form and our relationship between art and the human experience.
About Mary Moore
Mary Moore is the only child of British artist and sculptor Henry Moore. In 1977, together with her parents, they founded the Henry Moore Foundation, the first single artist foundation in the UK. Mary Moore has curated numerous exhibitions and written extensively on her father’s life and work as well as appearing on radio and television programmes internationally.
About Dr. Hannah Higham
Dr. Hannah Higham is Senior Curator of Collections and Research at the Henry Moore Foundation. Previously she has worked for Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norfolk and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham. She has curated numerous exhibitions and published widely on both Henry Moore and the subject of sculpture.
About Dr. Neil Wilkin
Dr. Neil Wilkin is the curator of Early Europe at the British Museum and the lead curator of the ‘World of Stonehenge’ exhibition (on view until 17 July). He recently co-curated an exhibition with English Heritage at the Stonehenge visitor centre. He has published widely on the Neolithic and Bronze Age of Britain and north-west Europe.
About Alastair Sooke
Alastair Sooke is a writer and broadcaster. Chief art critic of The Daily Telegraph, and a regular contributor to the BBC Culture website, he also writes and presents documentaries on television and radio for the BBC, and is the author of three books about art published by Penguin. His most recent television series was ‘China’s Greatest Treasures’, a major new CCTV production for BBC World News, and a 30-part series about modern art for BBC Radio 3, in collaboration with New York’s Museum of Modern Art.