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Hunter Museum of American Art

10 Bluff View St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1111
+1 423-267-0968
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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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10 Bluff View St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1111
+1 423-267-0968
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The architecture of this building and the contrast between the two buildings is compelling. We called in to the shop just before closing and excellent staff in the museum persuaded us to come back the following day. The Wayne White exhibition was excellent as was...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not having been to Chattanooga in a while, I was unprepared for the new, Gehry-like building that houses the main collection and special exhibits now. I learned that the architect did study under Gehry, hence the resemblance. Inside is a treasury of American art, especially...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hunter Museum of American Art was probably my favorite part about visiting Chattanooga. The collection goes through multiple stages of art in America's history. The collection is extensive and very wonderful. The mansion was beautiful and fascinating. There are also a couple of interactive...More

Thank mruholl95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too much rain took us indoors at the Hunter Museum on the Bluffs overlooking the Tennessee River. The permanent collection included a smattering of impressionists, early 20th century portraits, cubists and abstracts. This museum has a very good but small collection of glass including two...More

Thank raffertysq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the museum and were throughly surprised. It was much larger than it looks and the art was great. We liked all the contemporary artist it is a good 2 to 3 hours spent.

Thank IrenePope
Reviewed June 16, 2017

We came to Chattanooga to hike but a rainy day drew us to downtown Chattanooga and to the Hunter Museum. What a nice, easy afternoon. We went to the Hunter house first and it was historically very interesting and did have insight to local history....More

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George Thomas H, Public Relations Manager at Hunter Museum of American Art, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

Thanks for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum and hope you have a chance to come back soon.

Reviewed June 15, 2017

Combination art museum and home restoration. See at your own pace and not real crowded during week. Glass work is very nice

Thank tvj-3
Reviewed May 31, 2017

We were able to walk to the museum easily from our downtown hotel and thoroughly enjoyed the well planned and organized presentation of local art. The facility is an eclectic blend of modern and traditional architecture that works splendidly with the art displayed.

Thank 361lawrencek
Reviewed May 30, 2017

This is a nice museum. My daughter loved it. I have very limited knowledge of art so.... And, I am spoiled by having lived near Washington D.C. with the National Gallery of Art and others. I was looking for the "famous" stuff. The fact that...More

1  Thank Wlliam L
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

First time here here at Hunter Museum of American Art basically in three buildings plain on about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours to go through all three buildings , it was nice overall was expecting more $15 for adults.

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July 7, 2016|
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Response from ckm100 | Reviewed this property |
We parked 1 block away in a no pay lot
July 19, 2015|
Response from DDay1959 | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of hotels close to this museum. Google hotels near Tennessee Aquarium. This museum is about three blocks from aquarium.
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July 18, 2015|
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Response from Bill R | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Read House which is on Broad & MLK and walked. There are many hotels closer to the museum but it's a small city so walking isn't a problem. There is also an free electric trolley that runs every 5 minutes on... More