HUNTER MUSEUM & EDUCATORS
English Language Arts & Literacy: Artworks can be used as texts to investigate character, setting, mood, and tone, as well as to ignite thinking on rhetorical arguments, the creation of empathy, and sensory exploration.
Social Studies: We collect objects from the United States beginning with the contact between Native Americans and Europeans to the present day. Our artworks can be used as documents for discussions on colonialism, slavery, industrialism, culture and traditions, government, economics, community, immigration, urbanism, civil rights, and globalization, among other topics.
Mathematics: Our artworks are sites for exploration of shape, line, scale, pattern, proportion, balance, and composition.
Science: Our collection offers opportunities to explore the natural environment across time, technological innovation and inquiry, states of matter, force and motion, energy, and perception.
ARTSBUILD Imagine! PROGRAM – 5TH GRADE
Imagine!, an arts education program created by ArtsBuild in 2010, gives students an early, systematic introduction to the arts and local arts organizations. Through the program, all public elementary schools in Hamilton County can send their students (grades K-5) on a field trip to experience the arts at no cost to families or the school. The 2022-2023 school year is the first full year that Fifth Grade will participate in the program.
Each grade level is paired with the following program partners:
- Kindergarten – Creative Discovery Museum
- First Grade – Chattanooga Theatre Centre
- Second Grade – Chattanooga Ballet
- Third Grade – Chattanooga Symphony & Opera
- Fourth Grade – SoLit Theatre Express
- Fifth Grade – Sculpture Fields at Montague Park
- Fifth Grade – Hunter Museum of American Art
Teachers appreciate participating in the Imagine! program because the arts experiences integrate well with state standard curriculum to enhance learning in the classroom. Kelly Shimel, Fine Arts Coordinator for Hamilton County Schools, says, “Arts education and programming helps students develop vital communication and problem-solving skills. Through the support of ArtsBuild, all Hamilton County School elementary school students have access to arts programming which provides equitable access to arts experiences that help our students thrive and experience a future without limits! We are also excited that field trips will resume this year, as nothing can quite replace experiencing the arts in a hands-on or physical performance setting.”
Each semester, the Hunter partners with teachers interested in connecting with the museum collection. Fellows have the opportunity to bring students to the museum at a discounted rate and to showcase student work in the museum with a celebration of their talent at the end of each semester.
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The Hunter offers space to exhibit student work on a monthly basis to celebrate the hard work and creative talents of young artists.
Tell us how you have responded to Hunter Museum’s collection! The Education Studio Hall Student Gallery provides a 33 x 4 ft. display wall space that can accommodate 2-D works and limited 3-D works that do not project out more than six inches and that can be hung on a flat wall with nails or push pins. Documentation of work and the lesson process is also encouraged!
Please fill out the following application which contains detailed information about how to hang work at the Hunter. Please email Manager of School and Community Programs, Kris Bespalec at email@example.com, after the form has been filled out to confirm your application was received and to finalize plans for installation if approved. Thank you!
August: Art by Hands On Art History Students at Walker State Prison
September: Howard High School
October: CCA and Wauhatchie Forest School
November: Wauhatchie Forest School and Normal Park
December: Walker Valley High School
January: East Lake 6-8th grade Art
February: Hunter Teen Artists
March: Signal Mountain Middle High School
June: Hunter Art Camp
Beyond the Frame: Celebrating 70 Years of Collecting
Beyond the Frame: Celebrating 70 Years of Collecting Beyond the Frame: Celebrating 70 Years of Collecting features some of our guests’ favorite pieces, as well as many of the Hunter’s newest acquisitions. Beginning in 1952, the same year the museum opened its doors,...
Art, Animals, and Ecosystems
Art, Animals, and Ecosystems Animals, both real and imaginary, have played an important role in art. From scientific illustrations documenting native wildlife to raven rattles* used in important ceremonies, art helps us understand and connect with the natural world....
Noel W. Anderson: American Symbols
Noel W. Anderson: American SymbolsSymbolic imagery can be a subtle and very effective means of communicating ideas in both art and literature. After exploring examples of symbols in the Hunter's permanent collection and viewing the symbolic imagery in Noel Anderson’s...
Plein Air Painting – Exploring Mediterranea
Plein Air painting is the art of painting outdoors where artists can connect directly with the natural world.
Textile and Calligraphy Arts of Morocco
Looking at the art of Lalla Essaydi.
Lalla Essaydi – Education and Family Guide
Education and Family Guide exploring the work of artist Lalla Essaydi
Lalla Essaydi and Collage
Discuss and analyze representations of women in media and art.
Family & Educators Guide to the Ed Johnson Memorial
Designed to support discussing racial violence and lynching in the United States and specifically in Hamilton County, TN.
Cultural Understanding and Critical Thinking
Focus on Romare Bearden’s artwork and visual conversation.
Assemble a Story: Narrative Art
Explore how images and words contribute to the meaning of a story.
Collage and Print Media Text
Exploring collage through layering, overlapping, and combining disparate elements to create new meanings.
Marbled Paper Activity
Use easy-to-find materials to make decorative craft paper.
Visit us in person or enjoy #VirtualHunter online, any time. Create, explore, and experience with us
Create and PlayEnjoy art activities, puzzles, coloring pages, and Zoom backgrounds inspired by art from the collection.
ExploreGet art smart with articles, videos, lectures, and explore the Hunter’s permanent collection online.
Standing in SolidarityWe are standing with Black Lives Matter and the fight for equality and justice.
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