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Hunter Museum of American Art

10 Bluff View, Chattanooga, TN 37403
423 267 0968
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Ranked #8 of 69 attractions in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Amazing architecture, interactive exhibits, free on the first Sunday of every month. A real jewel -- check out the glass pedestrian bridge connecting it with the south end of the Walnut Street Bridge.

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GA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband and I love art museums. And most of our friends do too. So when we have friends visit from other states we always like to show off the Hunter Museum. They have rotating galleries that are always very good and a beautiful view of the Tennessee River!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Housed in three unique buildings, surrounded by stunning views, and public art, this museum is not to be missed. Their collection covers American Art from the mid 1700's to the present. One amazing piece after another greets you as you stroll through these interesting buildings. A great way to spend an afternoon.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a terrific little museum with examples of most important American artists. A friend from Europe particularly enjoyed the primitive American art, which she said is hard to find in Europe. I was also pleased to see that there was more than the typical number of women artists exhibited.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Loved the 1960's to Today Contemporary art and Studio Glass displays. Spectacular glass are pieces. The federal style couches through the Mansion were well preserved and the hand cravings are spectacular. The special Exhibition Gallery was an African American Art of Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and and Beyond. I especially liked all the black and white photos of the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Attended a very nice wedding reception here. Began with cocktails outside overlooking river. Weather cooperated and it is very enjoyable. Then went inside for dinner and dancing. Very nice facility for this kind of event. Nice views outside and inside well suited to dinner tables and dancing. Limited area for a large band but DJ or small group works fine.... More

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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Amazing exhibits. Could have stayed for hours!!! Really interesting layout with a lot of great viewpoints to look out over the river!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The first Sunday of every month is free admission day, so the good news is that the venue was free. The bad news is that it is also more crowded on that day. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed it as much if I'd paid $10 for admission. Lots of portraits of people we'd never heard of by artists... More

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Maryville, Tennessee
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The Museum has First Sundays of the month free and we just happened to be in town on the day. Its a great place to visit and explore all the rich heritage of Chattanooga and the area. There are also displays of American Heritage. African-American heritage is on display until May 2014 and I loved reading about all the wonderful... More

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shanghai
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228 reviews 228 reviews
76 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We were lucky enough to see their exhibition of African American Art on loan from the Smithsonian. Excellent exhibition and some wonderful photographs. We liked less of the older stuff in the Hunter Mansion but the house itself is lovely.

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