Trip Planner:   USA  /  Tennessee  /  Chattanooga  /  Museums  /  Hunter Museum of American Art

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga

4.4
#4 of 8 in Museums in Chattanooga
Art Museum Specialty Museum
Hunter Museum of American Art showcases a range of art from the Colonial period to the present day. The buildings that make up the museum provide a good introduction to the diverse works inside--you'll find an early 20th century mansion, a modern building from the 1970s, and a sleek structure of steel-and-glass construction. Inside, you can discover paintings, sculptures, photos, mixed media, and decorative artwork from an assortment of artistic movements such as the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, early modernism, and regionalism. Watch for works from famed artists such as Andy Warhol, Thomas Cole, Childe Hassam, and Louise Nevelson. Make Hunter Museum of American Art part of your personalized Chattanooga itinerary using our Chattanooga vacation planner.
Create an itinerary including Hunter Museum of American Art
map

Plans in Chattanooga by other users

3 days in Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 51 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Lethbridge & Tennessee BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, relaxing, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Chattanooga

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Chattanooga

Centrally located Chattanooga hotels offer comfortable rooms just a walk from the city's best shops, restaurants, and museums. Staying in the middle of everything can cost a bundle, so if you're traveling on a budget or simply prefer a bed and breakfast atmosphere, consider staying farther away from the central part of townwhile on holiday. Most budget-friendly inns located along the free electric shuttle route servicing the downtown area offer all the comforts of home at the fraction of the price charged by the big chains.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
420 reviews
Google
4.5
  • We were able to walk to the museum easily from our downtown hotel and thoroughly enjoyed the well planned and organized presentation of local art. The facility is an eclectic blend of modern and tradi...  more »
  • This is a nice museum. My daughter loved it. I have very limited knowledge of art so.... And, I am spoiled by having lived near Washington D.C. with the National Gallery of Art and others. I was looki...  more »
  • First time here here at Hunter Museum of American Art basically in three buildings plain on about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours to go through all three buildings , it was nice overall was expecting more $15 fo...  more »
Google
  • This art museum is a fun attraction to check out while in Chattanooga. It isn't "busy" in the sense of having art everywhere, as everything on display is nicely spread out throughout the museum. I found it interested walking through an old mansion attached to the newer section of the museum. Just going up a staircase takes visitors back in time. Several areas of the museum showcase a spectacular look at the Tennessee River. These locations provide an excellent location for photos, exemplified by seeing two different photoshoots taking place while I was at the location. The cost is minimal, which adds to the luster of the museum. It isn't overbearing and provides a variety of displays and spectacular views.
  • The outdoor events are wonderful. There are events every weekend during the summer and they have an open bar. The view is amazing!
  • I always like coming here after a day of walking and sightseeing. It's a calming place to wind down at the end of a vacation.
  • Small but enjoyable museum. Worth a visit. Only a small area for children. Beautiful views of the river.
  • We loved it! From the early art to modern contemporary...... There is something for everyone.