Chattanooga, TN (June 14, 2016) – This summer the Hunter Museum will be exhibiting the work of Harvey Dunn – one of the leading artist-illustrators of the golden era of illustration. Dunn’s work as both an artist and a teacher had enormous influence on the way Americans saw their lives portrayed in the early 20th century. The exhibition features Dunn’s paintings of rural America and scenes captured on World War I battlefields, as well as his work for Scribner’s, Harper’s, The Saturday Evening Post, and other magazines.

As a companion to the exhibition, the Hunter Museum is hosting a storytelling contest for children to write their own very short stories (150 words or less) based on selected images from the exhibit. Rising K-5th graders will have the opportunity to imagine their way into the world depicted in the paintings and create a narrative based on what they see. The contest will inspire children to understand the link between writing and illustrating and the role of both artist and writer in shaping a story.

The contest runs from July 1 to July 31.

Email to or hand-deliver to:

Hunter Museum                                  Every day beginning July 1

Creative Discovery Museum               Friday and Saturday, July 1 & 2

Cambridge Square Night Market       Friday, July 8

Chattanooga Market                           Sunday, July 10

For additional information on the contest, click here.


The Chattanooga Times Free Press is the contest and exhibition media partner. Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn and His Students is made possible in Chattanooga by support from SunTrust and is a collaboration of Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings, South Dakota.