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Hunter Museum of American Art
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$20.00*
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Chattanooga Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
Ranked #16 of 152 things to do in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed May 10, 2013

We loved the period pieces and the general look and feel of the museum. All the exhibits were wonderfully presented!

Thank jason b
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

A really GOOD, very solid, museum with a wide and deep range of offerings over a nice span of media and history that are truly well presented! There's so much to see (especially the sculptures on the plaza) but I do have one favorite: Check out the gift from one of their benefactors in memory of his wife: "The Arrest" and the piece just around the corner he donated in favor of his companion in later life who made those years "golden"!! Too good.

Thank vinnyandbabs
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The views from the museum and the artwork inside make the Hunter a doubly good place to visit. Views of downtown and the river are great. Much of the art is regional (southeast US), and that makes it special. My favorite was a piece called The Birds that didn't learn to Fly.
The first sunday of each month is free admission, and this is when we went. There were some jazz groups playing in different places on the grounds.
There are sculptures outside, and the museum is about a block from the Bluff View Art District. A stop there for some fresh bread or a bite at the cafe would make for a perfect day.

Thank A C
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Very nice museum. The special exhibits were great. Enjoyed seeing the Paul Stankard exhibit. The Mansion section was very nice and the views of the river are great. Very well done and great for the price. Can't say much about the Contemporary section, not really a fan.

Thank Dave C
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

The Hunter Museum was a wonderful way to spend a few hours in Chattanooga away from the crowds and for only $10 per person. I have to admit that we mainly went because we wanted to see the inside of and views from the Faxon-Hunter Mansion, but I really loved the special exhibits (Paul Stankard's glass art and the American landscapes) and the permanent collection. I'm not an art expert, but the museum seemed to have pieces representing most of the significant art movements.

The Mansion did not disappoint, either! We had lots of questions about its history that were more than answered in some written materials that the Museum provided in a small room on the second floor.

Thank AcrossTheUniverse822
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