Santa Cruz will become an open air museum in what is a unique opportunity to see seven original Henry Moore bronzes. The sculptures will be in the main streets and squares in the city until 1 December, when they will be taken as a touring exhibition to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Valencia, Bilbao and Seville.
The displays are intended to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the great open air sculpture exhibition of December-January 1973-74. All the bronzes are “late stage” works of the famous British sculptor: HERE is a link to the Henry Moore Foundation website for those who aren’t familiar with him.
The exhibition, part of the Street Art Obra Social La Caixa program, is unprecedented in Spain. The head of Collections and Exhibitions at the Henry Moore Foundation, Anita Feldman, said “iIt is a unique event and I think Moore would be very pleased to see his sculptures in an urban environment “.