CONVERSATION: The Monumentality of Richard Hunt

  • Fri, Feb 3, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    1111 Jones St
    OMAHA, Nebraska 68102
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Join KANEKO and friends for the celebration and release of the Richard Hunt MONUMENTAL: Exhibition Catalogue and the closing of the Hunt Exhibition.

Enjoy a sit-down conversation between Jon Ott and Dr. Marin R. Sullivan.  They will discuss Richard Hunt's sculptures within the exhibition that anchors observations and reflections on Richard's life, work, and career trajectory.


Wander through Richard Hunt: MONUMENTAL during its final closing event.

This exhibition seeks to ground this work within Hunt’s broader artistic practice and more critically contextualize his tremendous contributions to the history of American sculpture over the past seventy-five years. Organized by Dr. Marin R. Sullivan, guest curator, and KANEKO. The timing coincides with the celebration of Hunt’s work in the city of Omaha, which began in July 2022, when one of his large-scale sculptures was installed downtown as part of The Riverfront Revitalization Project and the Gene Leahy Mall.


Purchase the Richard Hunt: MONUMENTAL Catalogue.

A brand new, richly illustrated hardcover book, edited by Sullivan and published by KANEKO, featuring new perspectives on the monumental legacy of Richard Hunt and further exploring the themes of the exhibition. This catalogue was published in conjunction with the Richard Hunt: MONUMENTAL Exhibition at KANEKO in Omaha, NE (October 13, 2022 – February 5, 2023). 

Catalogue Details: Forward by Stephan Grot, KANEKO Executive Director. Essays by Dr. Marin R. Sullivan, Ghenete Zelleke, and Dr. Andrew Wasserman. 


The conversation begins at 7 pm.

Cash Bar and Seating are both available during the event.

KANEKO Galleries close at 9 pm this evening, providing you time to enjoy the space after the Conversation.


If you purchase a catalogue when you register for tickets, you will receive $5 off the normal purchase price! 

Unable to attend? Preorder today for delivery or pickup at KANEKO.


Jon Ott

Biographer of Richard Hunt

Chair, International Sculpture Center

Jon Ott, a San Francisco-based software executive, is currently a Vice President of Sales at Amperity. Jon also contributes to a forthcoming monograph on sculptor Richard Hunt, a 2009 ISC Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Jon has been collecting art for nearly 20 years and has taken an active role in collaborating directly with leaders in the field of sculpture conservation. Jon, together with his wife, Molly, has loaned pieces from their collection to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, David Zwirner Gallery in New York, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Georgia Museum of Art, Monterey Museum of Art, and the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.


Marin R. Sulivan, PhD

Art Historian, Curator, Consultant, and Educator

Marin R. Sullivan (PhD, University of Michigan) specializes in the histories of modern and contemporary sculpture, especially its interdisciplinary, intermedial dialogues with photography, design, and the built environment. Sullivan is the Director of the Harry Bertoia Catalogue Raisonné and was the co-curator of Harry Bertoia: Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life, organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center. She is the author of Sculptural Materiality in the Age of Conceptualism (Routledge, 2017) and Alloys: American Sculpture and Architecture at Midcentury (Princeton University Press, 2022), which was supported by fellowships from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. She has published numerous essays for exhibition catalogues and edited volumes, and articles in publications including American Art, Art History, History of Photography, the Journal of Curatorial Studies, and Sculpture Journal. Sullivan currently serves on the International Sculpture Center Board of Trustees, and as lecturer and guest curator at DePaul University. She was previously Assistant Professor of Art History at Keene State College in New Hampshire and a Henry Moore Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. 

Find out more about Marin R. Sullivan here.




Date & Time

Fri, Feb 3, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details


1111 Jones St
OMAHA, Nebraska 68102 KANEKO
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