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Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga

(4.4/5 based on 400+ 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.
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  • Randall Stout-the architect of the modern addition to the original 1904 mansion worked with Frank Gehry for several years and you see his influence in this dramatic cliff hanging design. The lay out p...  more »
  • Not too much of an art fanatic so appreciating it is a little different so my review is a bit biased. I really did enjoy the mansion portion of the museum. The history was great and all the paintings ...  more »
  • Because of limited time, we were only able to visit about half the museum. We began in the Hunter mansion which is beautifully done and does a fine job of keeping the patron interested and engaged. Th...  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.