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“Views AND art together!”

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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Reviewed 3 June 2014

This is such a wonderful place to visit in Chattanooga...the first Sunday of the month is free and it's just great to see all the families that take advantage of that (including us!)...the views are just spectacular and the art is varied and interesting. Recommend it highly!!

Thank Judy I
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

The Hunter is just a part of the downtown Chattanooga experience. Walk over the glass bottom bridge, from the over-the-river bridge, and head into the Hunter... very nice.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

It was interesting how they had combined traditional and modern architecture as well as art exhibits. It was impressive the different collections they had on exhibit.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Hunter has a good selection of art works with moderately good presentation of the pieces. The location of the museum and the building itself are outstanding.

Thank WDG52
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

My husband and I spent a few hours here on the Friday at the start of Memorial Day. It was a wonderful find!! This was our first time in the city and we had never heard of this museum before. BUT, we were pleasantly surprised. An adult can gain entry for less than $10!!! The museum is housed in 3 separate buildings that all connect. We had limited time (less than 4 hours) and were only able to explore one and a half buildings but we would definitely return! The staff was kind, knowledgeable and smiled a lot. They were even able to give us suggestions of restaurants to try while we were in town, which probably isn't in their job description but they were happy to help. The exhibits were high-quality and well-laid out. There are both permanent exhibits and rotating. We were fortunate to be able to see an African-American exhibit that was on loan from the Smithsonian on one of the very last days that it was going to be open to the public. There are also a couple of places where art books and sketch pads are laid out near big picture windows for visitors to enjoy. I have always been a fan of museums that encourage guests to "get involved" in the art. Do yourself a favor, check this place out!!

Thank carpediemejc
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