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September 17, 2020
Curators Jordan Carter and Ann Goldstein worked with legendary Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt on a new installation for the museum’s Bluhm Family Terrace.
January 15, 2001
Sculptor and painter Richard Hunt is an internationally renowned for his artwork and his ability to transform and fuse raw material with space. Hunt has completed more public sculptures than any other artist in the United States, including Jacob's Ladder at the Carter G. Woodson Library in Chicago and Flintlock Fantasy in Detroit, Michigan. Hunt was interviewed by The HistoryMakers® on January 15, 2001, in Chicago, Illinois. This collection is comprised of the original video footage of the interview.
March 3, 1979
"Well, as a matter of fact, there was a great exhibition at the Art Institute called "Sculpture of the 20th Century," organized by Andrew Cadder Fritchie [phon.sp.]. And, you know, that was the first time I saw kind of a survey of work done in metal. Gonzalez, David Smith, Picasso's iron sculpture. You know, people coming to the fore at the time. And it seemed to me a very interesting way of being able to work more freely and improvisationally and incorporate more space," says Richard Hunt.
Terkel interviews Richard Hunt, Vin Rosenthal, Theodore Sherrod, and Sterling "Red" Quinlan in the 1960s. “I like the idea of making somehow organic forms out of mechanical material and techniques. The same thing is to get this feeling of making machine and organic at the same time," says Richard Hunt.