"Union Mixer" is a 23-inch by 35-inch lithograph by Colleen Browning from the Kent Bicentennial Portfolio, circa 1976.

As Independence Day nears, Hunter Museum of American Art is hosting a gallery tour to inspire discussion of what America means to individuals today.

"Beyond the Red, White and Blue: 'All American' at the Hunter" will be held today, June 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the museum, 10 Bluff View.

Participants will consider what "all-American" has meant to this nation through the decades. Guests will tour bicentennial-era works from the newly installed "With Liberty and Justice for All" exhibit. Tours begin at 5:30 and 6:15 p.m.

The discussion and tour is free with regular museum admission of $15 for ages 18 and older.

* Also this evening, Rob Winslow, creator of Dialogues Chattanooga, will lead an in-gallery discussion focusing on whether we flock to people whose views are like our own or do we seek other opinions.

"Art+Issues: Crossing the Wire for Another View" will begin at 6 p.m.

* On Saturday, June 24, the museum will host Kyle House as he leads "Artful Yoga: Get Your Heart Pumping" at 1:30 p.m.

Draw inspiration from a museum sculpture to sculpt your body in a rigorous practice. Participants are required to bring a mat and wear shoes they would wear to the gym. Towels and water bottles are also recommended.

The $5 donation for this class supports the museum's educational programs. Since the gallery portion of the program is integral to the experience, participants are asked to arrive on time.

For more information: 423-267-0968.


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