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  • Henry Moore, Sculpting the 20th Century

    Dallas Museum of Art
    1717 North Harwood
    February 25–May 27

    Fifteen years after his death, Henry Moore’s reputation still bobs like a cork on the sea of twentieth-century art. Innovator or magpie? Last of the European greats or a grandiose bore in his later years? Do the fractured females and blown-up plaza monuments surpass his wartime shelter drawings? The right collection of Moores—the ones, for instance, at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto—can lift your spirits and reaffirm your belief in him. If the Dallas retrospective is severe in its selection and avoids the late, made-to-measure “masterpieces,” the result will provide a similar uplift