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. Make Hunter Museum of American Art part of your personalized Chattanooga itinerary using our Chattanooga vacation planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The museum is situated on a bluff above the Tennessee River, a lovely setting. The beauty of the setting is viewed from several areas throughout the building. The museum is a combination of old tradit...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Wonderful collection of American art, especially from 20th century and contemporary artists. Staff was friendly and professional.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Stroll through the many phases of American art. Lovely setting on the bank of the river. Several Thomas Sully paintings are a treat.  more »
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  • April 19, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    The outdoor events are wonderful. There are events every weekend during the summer and they have an open bar. The view is amazing!
  • July 2, 2017
    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.
  • May 29, 2017
    Small but enjoyable museum. Worth a visit. Only a small area for children. Beautiful views of the river.
  • June 2, 2017
    We loved it! From the early art to modern contemporary...... There is something for everyone.

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