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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

I like to visit museums on vacation. It gives you some insight into the community and the history of the people leaving here. This museum didn't disappoint. The three connected buildings themselves is art in itself.

Thank cmd970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Wayne White exhibit was so much fun... highly recommended! The view of the river on the backside of the museum is spectacular.

Thank redheadmom0216
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very enjoyable visit security. Guard was a sweetie . Liked some of art especially the old art. Having said that the birds who can't fly intrigued me . Very nice museum

Thank Gretton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to spend an hour or two looking at American Art in an impressive facility. Not crowded at all on a Sunday afternoon. Loved the special exhibit of an artist that we've all seen but never knew about; I'll appreciate certain music videos more...More

Thank Wolfpack81
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had planned to spend the day at The Hunter Museum and took my adult daughter, my husband, and teenaged son. We enjoyed the variety of "old" and "new" and most enjoyed the location and breathtaking views of the Tennessee River from the bluff on...More

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Perfect place to see beautiful American Art and also to learn more about the area. Can take your time, sit and observe , loved being able to enter the mansion also, and enjoyed the outdoor decks overlooking the Tennessee River.

Thank N3065LKdebbies
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The museum is situated on a bluff above the Tennessee River, a lovely setting. The beauty of the setting is viewed from several areas throughout the building. The museum is a combination of old traditional plantation architecture and modern architecture. The older building has a...More

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful collection of American art, especially from 20th century and contemporary artists. Staff was friendly and professional.

Thank Casey S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Stroll through the many phases of American art. Lovely setting on the bank of the river. Several Thomas Sully paintings are a treat.

Thank pianogardenlover
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is a combo art museum and mansion tour. The museum is located in a great area in Downtown Chattanooga. It had interesting art work and a great special exhibit

Thank asmall2267
George Thomas H, Public Relations Manager at Hunter Museum of American Art, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks for your review! We hope you have the chance to visit again soon.

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7 July 2016|
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Response from ckm100 | Reviewed this property |
We parked 1 block away in a no pay lot
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
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