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Hunter Museum of American Art

10 Bluff View, Chattanooga, TN 37403
423 267 0968
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Ranked #10 of 75 attractions in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Art Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Art museum with a wonderful collection of 19th and 20th century American art.
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Hixson, Tennessee
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The Hunter Museum of American Art is a very good museum, especially for a mid-sized Southern city. It has a wonderful collection which is surprisingly eclectic. The building(s) itself is a piece of art. It melds the modern with antiquity and does so well. There is a variety of interesting sculptures outside the facility, all in good taste and well... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

It's hard to write about something that does so much well without sounding as though one's level of discernment cannot distinguish between a Manet and a portrait of Elvis on velvet. The Hunter presents one with this dilemma. It's location on a bluff overlooking the Tennessee River and downtown Chattanooga, its collection of American art from its beginnings to contemporary,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I loved this layout. You can go at your own pace as the exhibits are not too spread out but all interconnected so if there's a chatty annoying couple you can always avoid and come back around. The artwork itself currently has a contemporary exhibit and permanently has an 1880-1900's exhibit along with a pre 1900's exhibit. I found it... More

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The museum sits on a bluff overlooking a river. There is plenty of parking, and several sculptures are located outside. I believe the admission fee was around $10 per person which we thought was reasonable. The museum showcases American art from the 1800's to present day. The exhibits are arranged in chronological order and they provide you with a fairly... More

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Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This museum is located on a cliff overlooking a river in downtown Chattanooga. Part of it is in an old family mansion. The art collection is substantive and worth the effort to see.

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Chattanooga
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

While I am just a casual kind of art person, I can see a gem in the Hunter Art Museum. It is located on the Chattanooga Bluffs on the Tennessee River. They have all kinds of paintings and glass works of art. The old building is itself a work of art.

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atlanta, ga
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is a must see when in Chattanooga. Varied art and a beautiful facility make this such a delight. Thoroughly enjoyable. Please visit when in Chattanooga.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I think this place is PERFECT for a wedding reception or any fancy event for that matter. I mean every time I pass by on a Saturday there is an event going on and BOY does it look GORGEOUS! They also have free admission every 1st Sunday of the month.

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Hixson, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is such a wonderful place to visit in Chattanooga...the first Sunday of the month is free and it's just great to see all the families that take advantage of that (including us!)...the views are just spectacular and the art is varied and interesting. Recommend it highly!!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The Hunter is just a part of the downtown Chattanooga experience. Walk over the glass bottom bridge, from the over-the-river bridge, and head into the Hunter... very nice.

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