The educational programs at the Hunter Museum are made possible by the generous support of

Hunter Museum & Educators

The Hunter Museum of American Art is a valuable community resource for all PreK-12 educators. Educators are encouraged to use the galleries as an extension of their classroom to strengthen and deepen learning on American history and culture, as well as to encourage critical thinking and debate. The objects in our collection can serve a variety of curricular goals. Teachers, to discuss ways in which we can connect classroom learning with the museum's collection contact Manager of School and Teacher Programs Christine Bespalec-Davis or (423) 752-0990

Hunter Education Fellows 2018-19

STEAM, Diversity, and Inclusion: Connecting with Chattanooga
The 2018-19 school year will feature the first full year of the new Education Fellows program at the Hunter. Thanks to feedback from the spring semester fellows and area educators, the program will be expanded throughout the school year and will feature curriculum-building workshops as well as hands-on learning and exploration of the arts in Chattanooga.

Education Fellows are encouraged to attend all 4 programs, bring students to the Hunter*, and utilize curriculum and learning tools developed during program sessions. Becoming a fellow requires filling out a short online application and committing to participation. 2018-19 Education Fellows will meet on the following dates for programs:

August 11 | 9am - 12pm  Revisiting STEAM and Curriculum Design Workshop

October 20 | 9am - 3pm Diversity and Inclusion: Activating Chattanooga History Walking Tour and Artist Talk with Sisavahn Phouthavong ($10 fee covers tour, lunch, and artist talk*)

February 9 | 9am - 12pm Creative Problem Solving: Connecting Disciplines in the Classroom

April 27 | 9am - 12pm Project Based Learning Share-Out

May 2 | 4 - 7pm Education Fellows Student Showcase

*financial support for tours and October workshop available for title 1 and other eligible schools
For more information or questions click here, or email


The Hunter offers a variety of options for K-12, Home School, and Title 1 School tours. Follow the link below to learn more, schedule a tour, and let us know how we can best meet the needs of your students. In addition you will find visiting materials to aid in your next visit to the Hunter. Please reserve your tour 3 weeks in advance of arrival. Minimum 10 students per tour. 

For all school groups, one adult chaperone or teacher is required per 10 students; their admission is complimentary. Additional adults are $15 each.


Our self-guided tours are free for regional school groups located within a 50-mile radius of the Museum, thanks to a generous grant from the Unum group.

Thanks to a special grant from Unum, the Hunter is able to partner with a select number of  regional Title 1 Schools to offer extended project-based learning experiences free of charge. Title 1 School teachers interested in developing an extended tailored experience for their students are encouraged to contact Manager of School and Teacher Programs Christine Bespalec-Davis or (423) 752-0990.

Tennessee public school teachers are also eligible to apply for subsides for docent and studio guided tours, as well as transportation expenses, from the Tennessee Arts Commission. Our programs are part of "Arts Appreciation." The Tennessee Arts Commission grant application is available here.



You may also exhibit student work in our Studio Hall Student Gallery on a month-by-month basis. Learn more below.