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Hunter Museum of American Art

10 Bluff View, Chattanooga, TN 37403
423 267 0968
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Ranked #11 of 78 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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San Diego
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218 reviews 218 reviews
105 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

First, the positives. The mansion is impressive and the view of the river is beautiful. There is a limited amount of American art. The negatives: The entry fee of $10.00 is probably twice what it should be. There is too much contemporary art, which we do not appreciate. There were no temporary exhibits. If you do decide to go, there... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The Hunter Museum of American Art is not as big as some museums that I have been to but it is beautiful. From the old mansion with the beautiful pictures and classic architecture to the new and modern addition overlooking the Tennessee river, there is something for everyone. I recently took my 8 year old grandson and he had the... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Went because they have Wyeths and Brenton's, only one on display. Some good glass sculptures. Best part was the Hunter mansion that is part of the museum. Views are nice.

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Missoula, Montana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I loved the mansion with curved staircase and all the river and city views. The art was interesting- 18th century to present day American. We spent almost 2 hours.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The setting for this beautiful Museum is atop the scenic bluffs looking high out over the Tennessee River. The Museum is divided into multiple sections, with one section being inside of the historic residence of the founder of the Coke-cola bottling company. Any visit of more than one day must include this visit on your itinerary!

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Kingston, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We spent a wonderful couple of hours at this museum, marvelling at the works of artists from several different periods in American history, including brilliant works of regional artists from the present day. It was a fascinating way to learn more about American culture and history, while taking in the beauty of the paintings, photographs, sculptures and other works. The... More

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Berthoud, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was another relaxing afternoon adventure. The exhibits were great and the information provided was good. It is a small museum for a city but it was worth the visit. The first Sunday in the month admission is free.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The original mansion houses the older art collection; very nice group of Hudson River School-type paintings in a lovely classical setting. But the really amazing stuff is in the newest wing: this is one of the best collections of modern art I've ever seen in a relatively small museum. Kudos to whoever curates this collection; it's wonderfully diverse and has... More

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Arden, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a small but enjoyable museum to visit, they offer works of Art from the 1770's to modern day. The displays are well presented & the visitor traffic was very light the day we visited. If you need some backfill time during your time in the city this is a good 2 hour alternative.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this museum, especially the contemporary area. Great interactive videos with 2 comfortable chairs to lounge in. My husband and I spent over 2-3 hours there and still didn't get to the second floor. There are 3 buildings that carry you effortlessly from one area to the next. Also exciting sculptures on the outside.

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