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“Don't leave Chattanooga without visiting this museum!”

Hunter Museum of American Art
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$20.00*
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Chattanooga Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
Ranked #15 of 153 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 October 22, 2013

This place is just so peaceful and beautiful. Don't be in a hurry. Take your time. You will not regret it.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is the perfect sized museum--you can see it all without becoming dazed. The collection is small, but varied, and the building itself is most interesting with the old mansion incorporated into a contemporary addition.

Thank Suzanne H
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Such a pleasant surprise to be able to take in this small but very nice American Art museum. Very easy access from the nearby Aquarium and river walk. The outside sculptures were wonderful and we loved wandering through the part of the museum which has been a private home.

Thank Jane V
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

I was delightfully surprised by the excellent quality of the art in this gem of a museum which is comprised of both a stunning modern wing and an historic mansion. Well worth a visit.

Thank SM4339
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We really enjoyed our visit to Hunter. The museum is in the wonderful art district of Chattanooga up on a hill and overlooks the River. Right outside are fantastic, jaw dropping art sculptures and exhibits. Below the museum is an amazing, no vehicle traffic walking bridge overlooking the River, and the Aquarium is down the hill as well. Bring your camera.

More than anything, We really enjoyed the excellent Whitfield Lovell "Deep River" exhibit! We were visiting from Georgia and the museum was the highlight of our trip.

Thank TuxedoAcworth_Ga
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