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Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga

Categories: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.
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  • There is a lot of art in this building. Ranging from the basic paintings, intricate sculptures, and other unique mediums. Each piece is well lit, and looks great. If you can consider the interior desi...  read more »
  • What a WONDERFUL museum this is---a must-see for sure!!! Lots of famous artwork, great architecture, and excellent history! Take advantage of walking the surrounding artistic areas near the museum as ...  read more »
  • Loved the mix of architecture and the collections that we saw. The historical collection was great, but the modern art collection really shines. Enjoyed teaching my hubby about modern art, since he's ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • It's a good local museum with some intriguing pieces and a great building. The staff were very helpful and eager. My wife and I liked it very much. It's not like going to the big museums in NYC or anything, but that wasn't what we were after. The location of the place can't be beat, right on the river and near the pedestrian bridge.
  • The Hunter is a gorgeous building and worth the price of admission just to experience the inside of the structure, the view of the river, and the tour of the historic mansion. On top of all that you get a contemporary art museum with very interesting rotating exhibits on the second floor and more traditional art in the mansion. So really, there's a lot here for everyone, lovers of modern and traditional alike. As well as modern architecture and historic structures.
  • A beautiful place to see an exhibit, or host your next event. John was so pleasant to talk with over the phone and truly cares about the success of each event that happens at Hunter. A must see venue and must book venue in Chattanooga.
  • Really nice collection and peacefull place. I liked the several places where you can sit and look around you while reading some available books. There was litterally noone on a sunday afternoon, great find!
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