Barack Obama says it was important to him and Michelle to announce Hunt as the first artist “as his personal story embodies what is hoped to be the experience at the center. To have one of the greatest artists Chicago ever produced . . . it feels like a pretty good fit to me.”
“I am interested more than anything else in being a free person. To me, that means that I can make what I want to make, regardless of what anyone else thinks I should make. My art is about art—embracing a vision of the future that is unlike past futures.” — Richard Hunt

June 9th | Art Institute of Chicago

Richard Hunt: Details | Norton Simon Museum

New Richard Hunt Monograph Now Available