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“More interesting for the history than the collection”

Hunter Museum of American Art
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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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Canton, Georgia
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330 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“More interesting for the history than the collection”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

The museum is in the Bluff district within walking distance of other downtown attractions and the north shore (access by a dedicated walking bridge over the Tennessee River). Another review perfectly captured it perfectly: a small, but varied collection in a very interesting setting. It is well worth spending two hours to visit, but we would not rate this as a "must see," if you are here for a day.
Note that just beyond the museum going NE is another magnificent sculpture garden overlooking the river.

Visited October 2013
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Madeira Beach, Fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Don't leave Chattanooga without visiting this museum!”
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.

Visited October 2013
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Columbia, Tennessee, USA
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“Love this museum!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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.

Visited August 2013
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Lac Du Flambeau, Wi
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“A true Gem!”
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.

Visited October 2013
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Greenville, South Carolina
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“Excellent Collection of American Art”
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.

Visited October 2013
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