Richard Hunt: Sixty Years of Sculpture celebrates the career of the respected and prolific Chicago sculptor on the eve of his 80th birthday. The exhibition features 60 objects dating from 1954 to 2014, drawn mostly from the artist’s own collection. Born in Chicago in 1935, Hunt attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was honored with a one-person exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1971. Since that time, he has worked in the same Chicago studio, producing over 125 commissions of public sculpture for cities across the U.S. In 2014, Hunt was among the first recipients of the Fifth Star Awards, honoring Chicago artists whose careers have most deeply impacted the cultural life of the city.
December 6, 2014-March 29, 2015
Preview: Friday, December 5, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 pm
Gallery Talks: 2nd Thursdays at 12:15pm in Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North
January 29, 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 6pm
A conversation between the artist; Naomi Beckwith, Marilyn and Larry Fields, Curator; and Daniel Schulman, Director of Visual Arts, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
February 26, 2015
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North, 6pm
An insider’s guide to Richard Hunt’s studio practice, materials and processes. A conversation between the artist and his colleagues.
Chicago Cultural Center
Monday–Thursday, 9 am–7 pm
Friday, 9 am–6 pm
Saturday, 9 am–6 pm
Sunday, 10 am–6 pm
Exhibit Hall Hours:
Monday–Thursday, 10 am–7 pm
Friday–Sunday, 10 am–6 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602