Intersections: Henry Moore and Stringed Surfaces

 

An exhibition of science and art.

During the 1930s, leading British sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986) was introduced to mathematical string models at the Science Museum and was immediately inspired: “I was fascinated by the mathematical models” , he said later, “the ability to look through the strings . . . and to see one form within another excited me.”

Moore began to create stringed figures which would be highly influential on a generation of sculptors. As part of the Royal Society’s mission to show the interplay between science and broader culture, a selection of Henry Moore’s work from 1937-1938 and the 1960s will be on exhibition at the Royal Society, with stringed models from the Science Museum and contemporary work on string theory.

The exhibition is free and open to the public but entry is by appointment only. Please phone 020 7451 2606 to arrange your visit.

Download the exhibition catalogue here (PDF).

The exhibition will be held concurrently at the Royal Society and Science Museum. Visitors are encouraged to visit both parts of the exhibition, with the Science Museum just a short tube ride away from the Royal Society. Intersections: Henry Moore and stringed surfaces is staged to mark the anniversary of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge.

Henry Moore's sculpture grounds and his restored home and studios are now open to the public at Perry Green in Hertfordshire. This year's gallery exhibition there is 'Henry Moore Plasters'. www.henry-moore.org

Intersections: Henry Moore and Stringed Surfaces 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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