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Hunter Museum of American Art

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Address: 10 Bluff View, Chattanooga, TN 37403
Phone Number: 14232670968
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: The Hunter offers amazing architecture, a stunning permanent collection...
The Hunter offers amazing architecture, a stunning permanent collection and exciting temporary exhibitions, a Museum Store and Café by Mindy B's Deli. 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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This is wonderful museum and exhibits are easy to view and the layout is easy to navigate. Outstanding service and lot of different artists to view. The temperature inside of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is wonderful museum and exhibits are easy to view and the layout is easy to navigate. Outstanding service and lot of different artists to view. The temperature inside of building is also wonderful.

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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went to see the Monet exhibit... false advertising! There were two Monet's and the rest were American impressionist. If we had known the Monet selection was so limited we would have opted for the aquarium instead. The rest of the museum was ok. Some good education on the difference between a professional and folk painter... but nothing really more.... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Monet & American Impressionism ....great exhibition...variety of artists...displayed beautifully..Chattanooga has an outstanding art museum in a beautiful setting...a must see for visitors

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I went here to visit the Monet exhibit and it was amazing. The Museum had a lot of different artists and paintings there. If you have not gone then you need to go.

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lawyerdaggett
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Chattanooga appears to be a city which appreciates art and the Hunter is a gem in its crown. Right now, it has an exhibit called Monet and the Impressionists. There weren't but a couple of Monets, but thee was a good selection of others. I was introduced to the work of Helen Turner and that alone was worth the price... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Visited the American Impressionist exhibition. Well displayed and very enjoyable. Checked out other parts of the gallery and was amazed how interesting they all were. Chattanooga is lucky to have such a venue in their city.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The museum has a good collection of art in all kinds of media. If you aren't interested in art the area has something for everyone. With in walking distance there are several great restaurants and a fantastic coffee shop and bakery. There is also a sculpture garden with a beautiful view near by! So, come prepared to stay awhile and... More 

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Douglasville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were excited to see a bit of art on our trip. Lucky for me, the Monet exhibit was here during our trip. The Impressionist collection was unexpected and exciting to view. The Museum itself is located in an old mansion right on the river. Some of the views were pretty impressive. I get motion sick when walking on old... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This art museum has it all for a small regional museum. It's own collection contains a good collection of Realism, Impressionism, Modern, Post WW II Modern, and photos all contained in a modern building rapt around great southern mansion high on a bluff over looking the river. But the reason you must make a mandatory detour to visit is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Wonderful range of art types and period displayed. While we were there they also had Monet on display which was amazing. Wonderful overlooks of the Tennessee River. If going with children keep them very close and don't let them touch anything. There was one area in the glass works they could touch and feel the texture and a large window... More 

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