Black Professionals @ the Hunter
Launched in 2018 by the museum’s African American Advisory Committee as part of a vision for making the Hunter more welcoming to Chattanooga’s African American community, Black Professionals @ the Hunter is a bimonthly series of art-focused social events at the museum.
Focused on community.connection.culture, each BPATH event features
- Planned and organic networking opportunities
- BPATH Committee-led conversations inspired by artworks at the Hunter
- Performances by local Black creatives (through the end of 2022, BPATH has spotlighted more than 100 Black artists and performers)
- Food, photography and other event services provided by Black-owned businesses
BPATH brings together Black Chattanoogans from many professional backgrounds, including entrepreneurs, educators, medical professionals, government officials and creatives. From lifelong Chattanoogans to newcomers, from those starting their careers to those at the executive level, BPATH draws together a community seeking a space curated for and by Black Chattanoogans who connect through experiencing and celebrating Black creativity and excellence.
BPATH is generously supported by EPB, TVFCU, Coca Cola Bottling United and Chambers Welding.
Hunter Museum Committees
Advisory committees work with the Hunter to plan and present programs with the goal of developing opportunities for more deeply connecting with works of art and diversifying our audience reach.
To learn more about an Advisory Committee or to become involved, please contact Adera Causey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423.752.2053.
Museums for All
Museums for All provides those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) reduced admission to more than 300 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their EBT card. Search HERE to find a participating museum near you.
Museums for All is an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency based in Washington, DC. The initiative is administered by the Association of Children’s Museums through a cooperative agreement with IMLS.
Black Lives Matter
Find links to artwork by African American artists in the collection, a catalog of in-gallery talks and performances by Black community leaders and Black artists, and a list of Black-owned businesses in our community.
Blue Star Museums
Admission is free each summer from Armed Forces Day in mid-May to Labor Day for active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, with ID. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America.