Chicago Announcements December 18, 2023

Mayor Brandon Johnson issued this statement Saturday on the passing of Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Richard Hunt, visionary Chicago sculptor and activist. A lifelong Chicagoan, his extraordinary career spanning 70 years leaves an indelible impact on our city and our world. With more than 160 works across the United States, Chicago is home to many of Hunt’s monumental pieces, including “Flight Forms” at Midway Airport, “Jacob's Ladder” at the Woodson Regional Library, and the 2021 Ida B. Wells Memorial in Bronzeville. In 2014, Hunt was celebrated with a career retrospective, “Richard Hunt: 60 Years of Sculpture,” at the Chicago Cultural Center and with featured works at the Museum of Contemporary Art. We extend our sincere condolences to his family, friends and the cultural community. Richard’s legacy will live on for generations to come."

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