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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
+1 423-267-0968
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

We went during the Van Gogh displays. We arrived an hour and a half before closing. The ticket stand associates were very pleasant. The staff throughout the exhibits were not as friendly as one would hope. All in all, it was a nice museum, but...More

Thank thegriffithfamily
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a large and peaceful gallery on the banks of the Tennessee river, half in the mansion, half in custom built premises. Good range of American Art through the centuries well labelled and presented. It is a bit expensive, but a good time

Thank doc50
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We liked Hunter Museum of Art very much. The museum is in a good location on the Bluff, overlooking the river. The building is large enough to present each work to its advantage. There are many works by famous artists. The collection is very good...More

Thank sundown_10
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I love the Bluff View Art District, the Hunter Museum is beautiful, and the surrounding area is breath-taking. But the art, for the most part, was too modern and abstract for my taste. I would probably go back, but would definitely check their website first...More

1  Thank jdaquarles
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

This isn't actually out scene. We had time to kill before other plans & we'd seen from the outside. Didn't read any reviews before going or we might not have went. Nothing personal. It was interesting. But if you're not a big art enthusiast then...More

Thank andidawn74
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We loved the Hunter Museum. I loved the architecture, the location, the great views, and the collection. My daughter who hates art museums even enjoyed this one. I think it was because it is more welcoming and less pretentious than most art museums. Many lovely...More

Thank hboother
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I went to the museum unplanned, as I was in Chattanooga for another event. I was very impressed with the exhibits, and the quality of work there. I was particularly impressed with the two stained glass pieces by John LaFarge, and the Beth Lipman "Flowers,...More

1  Thank Shirley H
Reviewed 14 March 2016

For all art lovers - something for everyone! We spent about 2 hours walking around this beautiful old mansion and its newer extensions. Very nice in house collections and we also saw 2 travelling exhibits. Probably not very good for younger children, it is not...More

Thank Wiley74
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

The museum is a good way to spend an hour or so. The special exhibit that just opened featuring the works of Gottlieb weren't our cup of tea. However, the works in the rest of the museum were nice.

Thank Jlspence
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Very good display of a wide variety of art from the mid-1700s to the present, nicely categorized; eg, "Early American," "After the Civil War," "The Depression," etc. They have a special exhibitions area that is large and allows for large and open displays of guest...More

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7 July 2016|
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Response from ckm100 | Reviewed this property |
We parked 1 block away in a no pay lot
19 July 2015|
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.
Marie B
18 July 2015|
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Response from Bill R | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Read House which is on Broad & MLK and walked. There are many hotels closer to the museum but it's a small city so walking isn't a problem. There is also an free electric trolley that runs every 5 minutes on... More