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Hunter Museum of American Art

10 Bluff View St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1111
+1 423-267-0968
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The Hunter offers amazing architecture, a stunning permanent collection and exciting temporary exhibitions, a museum store and café by Dipped Fresh. The Hunter Museum focuses on American art from the Colonial period to the present day. The variety of the collection inside is reflected by the architecture of the museum's exterior. The museum is housed in an early twentieth century mansion, a modern 1970s era building and a sleek, contemporary structure of steel and glass. The museum's collection includes paintings, works on paper, sculpture, photography, mixed media, video, furniture and contemporary studio glass covering a diverse range of styles and periods. A few of the well-known artists whose work is represented in the Hunter include Thomas Cole, Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Homer, Robert S. Duncanson, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, John Marin, Thomas Hart Benton, Helen Frankenthaler, Louise Nevelson, Jack Beal, George Segal, Duane Hanson, Robert Rauschenberg, Sam Gilliam, and Andy Warhol. The Hunter Museum is a 501 (C) 3 Non-Profit charitable institution.
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10 Bluff View St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1111
+1 423-267-0968
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Chattanooga to hike but a rainy day drew us to downtown Chattanooga and to the Hunter Museum. What a nice, easy afternoon. We went to the Hunter house first and it was historically very interesting and did have insight to local history....More

1  Thank Thomas C
George Thomas H, Public Relations Manager at Hunter Museum of American Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum and hope you have a chance to come back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Combination art museum and home restoration. See at your own pace and not real crowded during week. Glass work is very nice

Thank tvj-3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to walk to the museum easily from our downtown hotel and thoroughly enjoyed the well planned and organized presentation of local art. The facility is an eclectic blend of modern and traditional architecture that works splendidly with the art displayed.

Thank 361lawrencek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice museum. My daughter loved it. I have very limited knowledge of art so.... And, I am spoiled by having lived near Washington D.C. with the National Gallery of Art and others. I was looking for the "famous" stuff. The fact that...More

1  Thank Wlliam L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time here here at Hunter Museum of American Art basically in three buildings plain on about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours to go through all three buildings , it was nice overall was expecting more $15 for adults.

Thank Julian P
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The location and views are worth the trip. The museum is quite good and provide a great afternoon (or morning) interlude.

Thank gho4
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Visiting this museum was the high point of our day. The Architecture is unexpected, beautiful and so harmonious with the spectacular site commanding a breathtaking view of Chattanooga and the Tennessee River with its bridges and surrounding mountains. Centrally situated and a pleasant short walk...More

2  Thank BrightonVoyager
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Visited with a 17 year old on a day that happened to be a "Throwback Thursday", when their permanent collection is free on the first Thursday of every month, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For only $5 admission, we could have viewed the special...More

2  Thank frbdwb
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Was fairly disappointed in this museum. Based on the descriptions I read, I was expecting a gracious mansion with a well-curated collection of historic American art. Not so. First, there was a lot of modern and abstract art here, way more than I expected. I...More

3  Thank sebuck
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I love smaller museums that are not overwhelming and can be reasonably visited in less than 2 hours. The collections are diverse and excellent, even sometimes jaw dropping (see the glass collection). The real delight is the architecture. The entrance is ultra modern with an...More

1  Thank Ingrid C
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where do you park
7 July 2016|
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Response from ckm100 | Reviewed this property |
We parked 1 block away in a no pay lot
What is the closet hotel to museum?!
19 July 2015|
Response from DDay1959 | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of hotels close to this museum. Google hotels near Tennessee Aquarium. This museum is about three blocks from aquarium.
Marie B
What hotels are within walking distant of Hunter Museum?
18 July 2015|
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Response from Bill R | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Read House which is on Broad & MLK and walked. There are many hotels closer to the museum but it's a small city so walking isn't a problem. There is also an free electric trolley that runs every 5 minutes on... More