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Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga

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Art 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.
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  • Spent an interesting and relaxed 90 minutes here on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The riverside setting is beautiful and they have several verandas so you can enjoy the view from inside and outside. T...  more »
  • A first class art museum. Not too busy, walking distance to great places to eat, wonderful view of the Tennessee river. The highlight was a spectacular Thomas Hart Benton oil painting.  more »
  • I enjoyed the free First Thursday visit! Wonderful American art. Great kids activities throughout. I appreciate the descriptions on some of the pieces. Being informed on the context of the art and its...  more »
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  • 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.