Slowly Toward the North

This sculpture is currently on loan to Krasl Art Center by great American sculptor, Richard Hunt. Hunt started attending the Junior School of the Art Institute of Chicago in seventh grade and received his BAE from SAIC in 1957.  In 1962, he was the youngest artist to exhibit at Seattle’s World Fair, and he was the first African-American sculptor to have a major solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1971.

Native to Chicago, Hunt opened a second artist’s studio in Benton Harbor in 1995. His work can be found throughout the community, including the site-specific, monumental sculpture, Rising Crossing Tides, on Krasl Art Center’s recently updated campus.