THE REFINERY// MOMA PRESENTS: A CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD HUNTPublished by Larry Ossei-Mensah on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9:28 am.
(New York, NY) The Friends of Education of the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), hosted a conversation with iconic sculptor Richard Hunt and filmmaker Charlie Hurn (Wild Style) at the museum.
Guest for the evening’s festivities were treated to an exclusive sneak peek of Richard Hunt Sculpter, a new documentary directed by Charlie Hurn.
The organization, whose mission is to cultivate a greater appreciation for African American artists, presented the conversation as a 40th anniversary celebration of Hunt’s first solo show at the museum.
The MoMA purchased their first sculpture from Hunt in 1956 while he was still a junior at the Art Institute in Chicago. The Chicago native later went on to become the first African American to have a major exhibition at the MoMA in 1971.