Hunter Museum Celebrates 60 Years

The Hunter Museum of American Art is celebrating 60 years, with a series of events.

Hunter Museum of American Art

Thursday, Oct 11 at 6 p.m.: Gems of Chattanooga Cuisine with 212 Market | View “Chattanooga Gems III” and then learn about the treasures of Chattanooga cuisine with our localculinary jewel, 212 Market.

Thursday, Oct. 18: Avant-art hosts Art Collection 101 | Art lovers who would like to become collectors have to start somewhere, but where? How does a collection evolve? Should I buy only what I love? The Hunter’s Avant-art group invites you to join them as experts discuss these questions and more. Learn more about starting your own art collection and view Chattanooga Gems III—an exhibition highlighting works from private collections in the Chattanooga in celebration of the Hunter’s 60th Anniversary.

Thursday, October 25 at 6 p.m.: Landmarks on the Bluff | Local attorney and expert Maury Nicely leads participants on a walking tour of the Hunter Museum complex, the Bluff View and surrounding areas. He’ll discuss architecture and share some of the rich history of the sites.

Saturday, Nov. 10: Spectrum Gala | This black-tie fundraising event supports the collection, exhibitions and programs of the Hunter. This year’s gala features a seated dinner as well as live and silent art auctions. This is a ticketed event and reservations are required.

With three buildings representing 100 years of architecture, a growing permanent collection and a variety of public programs, the Hunter Museum is part of Chattanooga’s history, and plays an important role in its present and future. Since the Hunter Museum of American Art opened its doors on July 12, 1952 as the George Thomas Hunter Gallery, the Museum been central to Chattanooga’s cultural life.

The Hunter Museum of American Art is located at 10 Bluff View in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Museum is open every day until 5 p.m., Thursdays until 8 p.m. For more information the public may call the Museum at (423) 267-0968, or visit us on the Web at

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