“Richard Hunt is one of the most important artists in the collection. He’s a regional Chicago treasure and a national hero. We want to share his work and vision,”
–Jeff Stevenson, Director & Curator of Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.
Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a time marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning for the future.
Join the nationally acclaimed Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park for their Juneteenth Summer Solstice with special programming highlighting iconic Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt. The artist will be leading a personal walkthrough of his multiple outdoor works and offering a in-depth look into his practice beginning at 5 PM.