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Hunter Museum of American Art

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Address: 10 Bluff View St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1111
Phone Number: +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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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... read more

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Bristol, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Lincoln RI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this museum for the American Art and the nice views of the river. There is a section of modern art and like all art some of it was good and some not so good.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The historical mansion was the best part. I would have loved to have been able to get more information about the history of the mansion. The main building was too much untalented modern art for our taste, plus there were several areas blocked off that we couldn't get to. We shouldn't have paid full price if we could only see... More 

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Meridian, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Beautiful views from several different balconies. Love the "mansion" part of the museum. A lovely place to spend an afternoon.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This museum overlooks the Tennessee river with a majestic view. The art collection focuses on American artists for the last 200 plus years. The tour tales about two hours and displays a variety of paintings in all different genres. The rest rooms are clean, the staff very friendly and today it was not crowded. This made the experience even more... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This museum is very nicely organized from early 1900's though modern day. Each room has a brief write up about each time period and what artists hoped to capture. We very much enjoyed touring the mansion attached to the museum. It would have been nice to have a small write-up on the handout about who owned the home and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful art, relaxing environment, very kind staff!! One of the highlights of our trip to Chattanooga. Worth every penny!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

On a lark, not knowing anything about this museum, 4 of us decided to visit. So glad we did. Really good art displayed and the staff was very courteous. Some really great lesser known artists with some of their fine work. Loved the chronological order of the museum.

Thank Kayaklil

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