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Celebrated Alum Richard Hunt Puts up Two Shows in Chicago

SAIC alum Richard Hunt's (BA 1957) career as a metal sculptor began in 1956, when New York’s Museum of Modern Art acquired his work. A Chicago native, he has since worked prolifically, with 130 public sculptures commissioned across the United States, 35 of which are in the Chicago area. According to the Wall Street Journal, in honor of his upcoming 80th birthday, Hunt's career will be celebrated by two exhibitions. Richard Hunt: Sixty Years of Sculpture runs Saturday through March 29 at the Chicago Cultural Center, and surveys his career. A smaller show MCA DNA: Richard Hunt will be on display from December 18, to May 17, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, showcasing the institution’s collection of Hunt’s works as well as several loans. He was also recently featured on Chicago Tonight.