Light of Truth: Richard Hunt’s Monument to Ida B. Wells

Light of Truth: Richard Hunt's Monument to Ida B. Wells

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(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Epiphany Center For The Arts: Epiphany Hall

201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607


Must be 21+

Event Details

SPECIAL PREVIEW| The Light of Truth Documentary: Richard Hunt's Monument to Ida B. Wells 

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Doors: 5PM for Golden Hour 

Showtime: 7PM

Tickets: Pay what you can options - see below 


A man known for making monuments and a monument himself among the world’s most creative icons, Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt completed more public sculptures than any other artist in the country. His sculptural works honor and memorialize some of Chicago’s most historically significant figures that will inspire generations, at a time when other monuments are being examined or dismantled for their injustice and falsehoods.

The Light of Truth: Richard Hunt's Monument for Ida B. Wells is a 60 minute documentary about the creation of The Ida B. Wells National Monument by renowned Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt honoring civil rights activist, journalist, and suffragist Ida B. Wells. The film weaves together Hunt’s life and fabrication of the monument with the story of Wells’ heroic fight for justice. The sculpture takes its name “The Light of Truth” from a quote by Ida B. Wells-Barnett, "The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” We learn what motivated her to become the woman who fought for truth and justice, leading the way and shining the light for the rest of us to follow. It was unveiled in 2021 by The Ida B. Wells Commemorative Art Committee.

A panel discussion facilitated by Chicago entertainment critic, Rebecca Ford will follow the film, with the filmmaker Rana Segal, producers Laurie Little and Vincent Singleton, Co-Chair of the Ida B. Wells Commemorative Art Committee Anthony Rogers, and Eric Stephenson, Richard Hunt’s Studio Manager and friend of 22 years.

The presentation is a “pay-what-you-can” program with proceeds supporting the completion of The Light of Truth documentary.

Golden Hour at Epiphany:

Stop by Epiphany for our live music series concerts, and be sure to hit Golden Hour before-hand for drinks and lite-bites! Doors open at 5pm Wednesday - Saturday for Golden Hour with 1/2 priced bottles of wine and other specials!

Come early to EXPLORE and DISCOVER your own EPIPHANY… our art galleries are open and there is free entertainment before the show!

Full Concert Calendar Here

Golden Hour Menu + Music Schedule

Please note that outside food or beverages are not permitted in the venue.

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