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Hunter Underground 2017

  • Hunter Museum of American Art 10 Bluff View Avenue Chattanooga, TN, 37403 United States (map)

Hunter Underground 2017 was a huge success, to join us and learn more about this year's Hunter Underground please click here.

This year the Avant-art Steering Committee is planning another unforgettable Hunter Underground on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. This art auction and chic cocktail party takes place behind the scenes in the art storage areas of the museum, with proceeds benefiting the museum’s educational and interpretive programming.

Tailored to veteran and young collectors alike, the Hunter Underground Silent Auction works with new galleries and dealers to broaden the selection of artwork every year, and features a wide range of price points. The goal of Underground is not just to raise much-needed revenue for the Hunter, but also to expose those in attendance – some who are coming to the museum for the first time – to the joy of collecting a piece of art.

Hunter Underground includes a silent auction and the ever-popular Smash and Grab Gallery.  Holders of each winning Smash and Grab ticket get 30 seconds to choose a work of art to take home from the Smash and Grab Gallery, which includes more than 30 works of art donated by patrons, local galleries, and artists.

Avant-art Leaders and Avant-art Members receive discounted Hunter Underground tickets and exclusive access to the first ever Hunter Underground Preview Party, featuring a champagne toast and the first two Smash & Grab Gallery drawings. Click here to learn more about Avant-art level membership.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available online at or by calling 423.267.0968.

Tickets are $30 for Avant-art Leaders
$50 for Avant-art Members
$60 general admission.

Tickets include event admission, food, and an open bar.
Must be 21 or older to attend.

Click below for a sneak peak of both the Silent Auction & Smash & Grab Gallery!

Chattanooga Ballet
If You Don't Weaken...
Choreography: Joellen Wojtowicz
Music: Nuttin' but Stringz
Dancers: Kirsten Hyde and Dillon Davis

A bold New Work created for Underground 2017 by Chattanooga Ballet's new Artistic Director, Andrew Parker.
The Light above, around, below.
Choreography: Andrew Parker
Music: Phillip Glass
Dancers: Caroline Blair, Dillon Davis, Kirsten Hyde, Samantha Sole

DJ Pip will play “Hits and Misses"