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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Exquisite Museum

Beautiful views from several different balconies. Love the "mansion" part of the museum. A lovely place to spend an afternoon.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Michele W
Meridian, Mississippi
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Meridian, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views from several different balconies. Love the "mansion" part of the museum. A lovely place to spend an afternoon.

Thank Michele W
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum overlooks the Tennessee river with a majestic view. The art collection focuses on American artists for the last 200 plus years. The tour tales about two hours and displays a variety of paintings in all different genres. The rest rooms are clean, the staff very friendly and today it was not crowded. This made the experience even more... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very nicely organized from early 1900's though modern day. Each room has a brief write up about each time period and what artists hoped to capture. We very much enjoyed touring the mansion attached to the museum. It would have been nice to have a small write-up on the handout about who owned the home and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful art, relaxing environment, very kind staff!! One of the highlights of our trip to Chattanooga. Worth every penny!

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Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a lark, not knowing anything about this museum, 4 of us decided to visit. So glad we did. Really good art displayed and the staff was very courteous. Some really great lesser known artists with some of their fine work. Loved the chronological order of the museum.

Thank Kayaklil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hunter Museum combines American art from the l900s & modern day art. I found the history in the Hunter House to be quite interesting. I enjoyed that there were books to go along w/the art that I was able to go pick up & read... The house itself has a great story & the grounds & sculpture are beautiful.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot of art in this building. Ranging from the basic paintings, intricate sculptures, and other unique mediums. Each piece is well lit, and looks great. If you can consider the interior design its own art piece I wouldn't argue. It's gorgeous on the inside, with a stellar view of the Tennessee River. The public sculptures outside the... More 

Thank Zacky C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a WONDERFUL museum this is---a must-see for sure!!! Lots of famous artwork, great architecture, and excellent history! Take advantage of walking the surrounding artistic areas near the museum as well! This is a SUPER educational experience!!!

Thank Julie D
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the mix of architecture and the collections that we saw. The historical collection was great, but the modern art collection really shines. Enjoyed teaching my hubby about modern art, since he's more of a classic kind of guy. Great afternoon well-spent.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an okay museum. It seems very specialized in more modern art which isn't my favorite. They did have some historical art and the old mansion for the area which were nice to see.

Thank Bridgette W

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