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Hunter Museum of American Art

10 Bluff View St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1111
+1 423-267-0968
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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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10 Bluff View St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1111
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"permanent collection"
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"tennessee river"
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"free admission"
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"great collection"
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"three buildings"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stumbled on this through Trip Advisor. We were delighted. We liked the way the art was arranged. Excellent background explanations of each area on display and for individual pieces. We got a pretty good lesson in art appreciation from their background signage. This museum...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an easy one to like. The original home that houses the brunt of the collection was a museum piece itself. Lots of interesting tidbits and an audio guide helps fill in the gaps. Well worth a couple of hours of your time.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice Museum for a small town, They had 2 Hassam's, 2 Cassatt's, a Washington by Peale, and some Chihuly pieces. Nothing mind blowing, but still interesting pieces for a city this size. The price is a little high for what you see, but still worth...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hunter Museum is a real treasure. Our group ranged in age from 4 to 73 and everyone was more than pleased with our visit. This is not a huge museum on the scale of the MOMA or the National Gallery of Art. You won't...More

Thank Sharon K
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were in town for a weekday/weekend getaway. We ate brunch on a Friday at the Blue Plate and decide to walk to the Hunter Museum on this dreary, rainy day. We enjoyed the walk and the approach to this architecturally interesting...More

Thank Jeffrey B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The docents leading the tour were knowledgable and interesting. Interesting was key for this group of teenage homeschoolers. My kids loved it and want to return on our own time.

Thank ellendod
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

We spent a few days in Chattanooga recently, and the Hunter Museum of American Art was one of our stops while there! While it was interesting, it is a small (and expensive) museum to visit. Tickets are $15/adult, which I felt was quite high given...More

Thank Alexis B
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The museum is really nice and relaxed place to spend a few hours on a colder day. There are several areas for kids to get engaged. Pros: kids enter for free Free parking next to the museum Very clean facilities. Right in the middle of...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Chattanooga was a surprising discovery and stay for us. We spent almost 5 hours going through the museum as well as the Hunter mansion. So much American art to view as well as glassware, blown glass, and other mediums. A unique and delightful museum. It...More

2  Thank Pamela S
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

What a wonderful art museum. The building design is a treat- very unique and nice to visit. Well worth a few hours to see!

Thank Patty D
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RubixTrips
21 February 2018|
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Response from EmTravelNow | Reviewed this property |
I would say, kids over 10 may find it more interesting. There are art activities , but would say they are for kids over 10. If your 7 year old is especially interested in creating art, then it may be OK.
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Response from ckm100 | Reviewed this property |
We parked 1 block away in a no pay lot
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Annablazer
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Response from DDay1959 | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of hotels close to this museum. Google hotels near Tennessee Aquarium. This museum is about three blocks from aquarium.
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