100 years in the making, Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center was founded in 1922 by a wonderful, strong and giving woman. Margaretta Baker-Hunt was a visionary who was committed to her community. After the loss of most of her family, she did not bow under the weight of her grief. Instead, Margaretta and her niece, Kate Scudder opened their hearts and their home to the community. The purpose of the foundation was “the promotion of Education, Art, Science, Psychic Research, and Religion. Margaretta was the original STEAM educator.
Our mission at Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center is to provide professional art instruction in a compelling learning environment for the enrichment of studies in the Arts and Humanities.
Our Goals are simple, to make art available to all; young and old, on campus and off, for the enrichment of our students and the cultural development of our community.
Our beautiful campus sits on almost 3 lush acres in the heart of Covington an. Consisting of four buildings, this hidden gem provides an urban oasis for our learners, our neighbors, and our community to enjoy.
The Mansion, the Baker-Hunt family home, circa 1840, Margaretta donated her home and the surrounding property to foundation.
Kate Scudder’s house, circa 1820, which was sold to and utilized for many years by the Covington Art Club. It became part of Baker Hunt in 2000. The kitchen was renovated in 2019 and opened in 2021.
The Auditorium, circa 1929, formerly the Archie William’s Natural History Museum. The museum was disbanded in 1957.
The Studio, circa 1969, was created as a learning space for all media including our full clay studio.