Richard Hunt:

From Paper to Metal

October 12, 2024–March 2, 2025
Second floor

Drawn from the Museum’s holdings, Richard Hunt: From Paper to Metal highlights the artist’s prints produced at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop during a residency in 1965 and a newly acquired sculpture, Untitled [Hybrid Forms], created in Hunt’s signature direct-welded metal technique. The first Black artist to receive a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1971, Chicago-based artist Richard Hunt was one of the most remarkable and prolific sculptors of the 20th and 21st centuries, having created over 150 public monuments nationwide. Featuring 25 lithographs from the Carter’s collection that have never been on view, Richard Hunt: From Paper to Metal showcases Hunt’s unique approach to creating flat, two-dimensional prints that allude to his sculptural processes and interest in surreal-like skeletal structures. This Carter-organized exhibition is one of the first to highlight Hunt’s dialogue between his 2D graphic ideas and 3D welded sculptures, relaying his visionary creations that propelled American sculpture forward.

Header Image Credit

Image: Richard Howard Hunt (1935-2023), Untitled [Hybrid Form], 1968, welded steel, courtesy Terry Dintenfass Inc., © Richard Hunt