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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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Cozy and Interesting

Not too much of an art fanatic so appreciating it is a little different so my review is a bit biased. I really did enjoy the mansion portion of the museum. The history was great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not too much of an art fanatic so appreciating it is a little different so my review is a bit biased. I really did enjoy the mansion portion of the museum. The history was great and all the paintings in the mansion was beautiful. The rest of the museum was ok. Abstract art is interesting. The museum was free for... More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Because of limited time, we were only able to visit about half the museum. We began in the Hunter mansion which is beautifully done and does a fine job of keeping the patron interested and engaged. The Currier and Ives room was delightful. The room with the plethora of lithographs was also quite nice. We are members of the Huntsville... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible opportunity for an Art Museum. The foundation of museum is preserved mansion over 100 years old, with two modern additions on either side of different architecture. As mentioned, the views are incredible, and there is one section of windows that includes pictures and descriptions of the view. However there was no exhibit about the 'art' of the architecture, and... More 

Thank John F
Sumter, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small on the outside but contains a lot of beautiful, well organized American Art. Was pleased to receive a Military Discount. Beautiful displays incorporating a historic home into a modern setting. Definitely worth a visit!

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mason city
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! So much to see and such a nice setting. The artwork is arranged in very nice chronological order. The old home part is lovely to behold. And the new part of the museum is simply amazing. The Gift shop had a lot of nice items for our grandchildren. Don't miss the driftwood horse out front that's actually made of... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always take out of town guests here...great location in Bluff View area..many outstanding Concerts & other cultural events held here...beautiful architecture..amazing view of Tennessee

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Erie, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 15 January 2017

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 15 January 2017 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.

Thank James M
Ossining, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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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