Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga

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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. Plan trip to Chattanooga with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • 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 ar...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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, ...  more »
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  • This was really cool and a great deal. I love to visit art galleries and museums when I visit a new town and some museums are quite pricey. This one was a great price, especially for how large it is and the variety of artwork and history. We came after we had breakfast and came back after getting lunch. It does take some time to walk through the entire museum. The current rotating exhibit was really awesome. The artist was the creator of sets for PeeWee's Playhouse among other really recognizable things to those who grew up in the 80s & 90s.
  • A fantastic American art museum. Full of different areas to enjoy, relax and learn. Definitely a must visit place for locals and visitors.
  • I'm so glad we have such a great museum in our city. I've had a membership at the Hunter for as long as I've lived here because the permanent collection is vast and because there is almost always something new to get excited about. Also, come on, the location is amazing! Beautiful views from every angle.
  • Really nice museum. The exhibits had well designed signage that explains the differing styles displayed in each collection of paintings. It was very instructive.
  • We had a corporate event at the Hunter in the evening and it was beautiful! We received many compliments from our guests with how everything ran smoothly and they enjoyed looked at the art during the event. AND especially the patio overlooking the river. If you need to host a party or corporate event, this place is it. Stephanie was great to work with and was on top of everything.

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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.
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