A collection of work by British sculptor Henry Moore toured New Zealand in 1956–57. It was one of the most significant international touring shows of its era and introduced many New Zealanders to modern art. In three weeks more than 36,000 people went to the exhibition in Auckland alone. People attending the exhibition had mixed views – delight, indignation and confusion were some of the varied reactions Moore’s sculptures provoked. These two women are closely examining one of the smaller sculptures at the National Art Gallery in Wellington in 1957.
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