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Hunter Museum of American Art

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Address: 10 Bluff View St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1111
Phone Number: +1 423-267-0968
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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
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The Hunter offers amazing architecture, a stunning permanent collection and...

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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Nice museum, great views

The building itself is as nice as the art within. It sits on a high bluff overlooking the river and the north shore. Nice gardens around the building. Small and concise exhibits.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building itself is as nice as the art within. It sits on a high bluff overlooking the river and the north shore. Nice gardens around the building. Small and concise exhibits.

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Florence, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always love going to the Hunter. It's has a great collection to look at, and the view over the Tennessee River can't be beat.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Hunter Museum sits above the river. Wonderful mix of architecture in the buildings with both permanent and temporary exhibits on display. Enjoyable afternoon and evening.

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

UTC hosted a lovely catered event at the Hunter Museum for new faculty and I had the pleasure of attending. The venue was fabulous but I have to comment on the incredible view of the Tennessee River from the back veranda. It was absolutely beautiful. UTC was extremely welcoming to new faculty and this event was but one example. The... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Throughout the year Hunter sponsors special events and showings. Their permanent displays will compare with those of much larger cities. A great place to spend an afternoon or the whole day. Take your children so they can begin to learn about art from several different periods of time. Great for tourists or locals to visit again and again.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem sitting above the river. We were originally attracted to the building and curious how the super modern addition fit with the classic Georgian mansion. Little did we know what a treat it was to explore their collections--classic, contemporary art and a wonderful glass exhibit too. Love their desks where they encourage visitors to write about the art--to... More 

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Camden, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommended. American Impressionism and Hudson River paintings were great. Layout and location and architecture were terrific.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum is on the side of a cliff on the riverfront and is housed in 3 different buildings. The first is for special exhibits, the second is a mix of modern and contemporary and the last is housed in the original 1905 Hunter house. Would plan for at least 2 hours to take it all in.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hunter Museum is an amazing collection of art, history and architecture that adorns the banks of the Tennessee River as the river flows along the City. The collection begin in a beaux-arts mansion and, has evolved into flowing structure that mirrors and accents the flow and majesty of the Tennessee River. The collection is a myriad of contemporary and... More 

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Calhoun, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This museum is not too big, not too small. It has a wide variety of art and interesting temporary collections. My teenage boys never complain, so that says a lot.

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