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The Collection in Context: Henry Moore's Stringed Figure No. 1

June 4, 1998 – September 7, 1998

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
7th and Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: Level 2

This installation focuses on Stringed Figure No. 1 (1937), a cherrywood & string sculpture by this British artist (1898-1981). The exhibition places the work in context, revealing its origins in 19th-century mathematical models and later impact on such sculptors as Naum Gabo and Kenneth Snelson.