Trip Planner:   USA  /  Tennessee  /  Chattanooga  /  Museums  /  Hunter Museum of American Art
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga
(4.4/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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 a full Chattanooga itinerary
map

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.

Plans in Chattanooga by other users

6 days in Memphis & Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Huntsville & Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in San Francisco, Chattanooga & Atlanta BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Tennessee, Orlando & Miami BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Fort Myers & Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, kids, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Had never been to Chattanooga and was pleasantly surprised by the galleries and local artists but Hunter Gallery was a fabulous find. We had only a few hours in the city and if you have time for only ...  more »
  • Went with my mother and my two kids. We enjoyed a lot of the art and actually didn't see everything in the 2 hours that we were there. 
  • This location is lovely with a variety of spectacular views of the city,the river and the surrounding mountains. Inside, there is a surprising collection of American art covering three centuries. We v...  more »
Google
  • Terrific collection of American art housed in a magnificent building on the river bank. Reasonable price and beautiful galleries. Highly recommended
  • The Hunter has a great mix of modern and historical American art. They only display about ten percent of their collection at any one time, so we always discover something new on repeat visits. My daughter especially likes the Art-O-Mat in the lobby: A converted cigarette vending machine that dispenses $5 original artworks. I recommend the walk from the North Shore across the Walnut Street Bridge to the Hunter, then down to the Tennessee Aquarium and back across the Market Street Bridge.
  • The day I went to the Museum, all they had was their regular collection. The refular collection is good, bit quite small for the huge buikding that encases it. All the extra exhibits were closed. We were in & out within an hour and a half.
  • Ringgold High had their prom here a few years back. Surprisingly nice and open venue with and even better balcony view. Would recommend for events with 20+ people
  • Such a wonderful museum in an amazing city. Incredible view of downtown and the river. Chattanooga is one of the greatest cities in America.