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Hunter Museum of American Art

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Address: 10 Bluff View, Chattanooga, TN 37403
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+1 423-267-0968
10:00 - 17:00
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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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Good art museum and great location!

I love walking around the outside of this museum and then crossing the Walnut Street Bridge. The museum itself is pretty good - it could have more art, but what it does have is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Kelly P
Erie, Colorado
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Erie, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love walking around the outside of this museum and then crossing the Walnut Street Bridge. The museum itself is pretty good - it could have more art, but what it does have is good.

Thank Kelly P
Florence, al
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought this museum of American Art was okay. The photography exhibit was great, but the overall museum felt like it was missing something to me. The staff wasn't overly friendly or helpful. Unfortunately while we were there they had a yoga event going that was taking up one of the rooms and we were never even able to see... More 

Thank Martha G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting museum with a variety of art of different periods. The new part is nicely designed and works well with the original building.

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Ossining, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here Christmas week and enjoyed it. The museum is beautiful and it is easy to spend a few hours here. Located on a bluff overlooking the Tennessee River, it is also very picturesque. It must be spectacular in the summer and other "green" months of the year. The museum in tandem with the aquarium make downtown Chattanooga a... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The special exhibit was fascinating and the permanent exhibits have some real treasures with a lot of diversity, but our favorite part of the day was the outdoor sculptures, patio views, and outdoor trails!

Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The glass bridge was super cool and the brick building (not sure of its title) was a cute photo op! Also, all of the art outside is awesome. I'll definitely add it to my list for next time!

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rome, ga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had received a recommendation to visit Hunters Museum, so while in the area we decided to go. It was well worth the visit. Besides the museum, you also get to tour the Hunter Mansion and the artwork displayed within. The site is beautiful perched high on The Bluff. There are walkways to stroll and a pedestrian bridge that spans... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Had never been to Chattanooga and was pleasantly surprised by the galleries and local artists but Hunter Gallery was a fabulous find. We had only a few hours in the city and if you have time for only one thing, this is where you go. The combination of the beautiful old mansion with the modern addition are amazing. The galleries... More 

Thank Soonkeum
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Went with my mother and my two kids. We enjoyed a lot of the art and actually didn't see everything in the 2 hours that we were there.

Thank Scarlett D
Bristol, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This location is lovely with a variety of spectacular views of the city,the river and the surrounding mountains. Inside, there is a surprising collection of American art covering three centuries. We visited on our way through the area and it made for a nice break from our travels. Highly recommended.

Thank Claude F

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