Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Richard Hunt Legacy Project Internship

Loyola is in the process of working with Richard Hunt, one of the few well-recognized African American contemporary sculptors, and is looking for an intern to work on the project.  Hunt came of age as an artist at a time when few black artists in the U.S. were making careers for themselves, let alone becoming household names.  He persevered through some very tough times as the art world continuously changed from abstraction to pop to minimalism to conceptual art and back again to figuration and representation.  He and a few colleagues -- Benny Andrews, Robert Cole Scott, Mel Edwards, Betty Saar -- created a career for themselves over five decades but their stories have never been told.

Pam Ambrose, Director of Cultural Affairs for the University, is looking for an intern that would be interested in working as part of a team in developing a script and questions to conduct videotaped interviews with Hunt. There is also an opportunity to work with on inventorying Hunt's work using a software database meant for collection management.

For more information or to apply for an internship, please contact Pam Ambrose at

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