Richard Hunt to create installation at Obama Presidential Center

February 28, 2022

World-renowned sculptor and artist Richard Hunt was born and raised in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. Richard’s passion for the arts stemmed from his childhood, during which he spent the majority of his time enjoying museums and opera performances. Going on to lead an impressive career with over 150 large-scale installations around the world, we’re thrilled to announce that Richard Hunt will add another piece to his portfolio: a sculpture for the Obama Presidential Center.


Hunt’s sculpture, Book Bird, will be placed in the Library Reading Garden outside of the new Chicago Public Library branch on the Obama Presidential Center campus. Book Bird will depict a bird taking flight from a book to illuminate how reading and learning allows readers to enter new places and fly free.


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