A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Richard Hunt Receives Fifth Star Award

An internationally recognized sculptor and SAIC alum Richard Hunt (BA 1957) was one of several recipients of the City of Chicago’s Fifth Star Award, reported the Chicago Tribune August 13. The award references the Chicago flag, which sports four stars representing important historical events and virtues, a fifth star "now going to the city’s leading artists," writes Howard Reich. As reported in Newcity, Hunt, "produced more public sculptures than any other artist in the United States. After early major accomplishments including work acquired by the Museum of Modern Art while he was still a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and inclusion in the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle, Hunt began what he calls 'his second career' in 1967 when he made his first of more than 150 commissioned artworks."