Hunter Museum of American Art


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  • Free admission for one year
  • American art from colonial times to present day
  • Members-only previews

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Art is in the eye of the beholder, whereas swollen retinas are in the eye of the bee holder. Get soul-stung by provocative and powerful art with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a family donor membership at the Hunter Museum of American Art in downtown Chattanooga (a $99 value). Perched on a bluff 80 feet above the Tennessee River, the Hunter Museum exhibits American art from the birth of the nation through the present. Admire the artifice of American masters of paints, photographs, sculpture, and glass, including Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, and Robert Rauschenberg, among the permanent collection. The current traveling exhibition Jellies: Living Art showcases a spectacular collection of American studio glass mimicking vibrantly colored sea creatures.


Four Yelpers give the Hunter Museum of American Art an average of four stars and TripAdvisors give it an average of 3.5 owl eyes:

  • WHAT A DELIGHT! The outdoor sculptures are varied and all interesting. Inside was a surprisingly excellent collection of modern American art, hit all my buttons for favorites… Jay M., Yelp
  • The whole property is beautiful. There are terraces over looking the Tn river. The staff is friendly. It is over all wonderful. - happitraveler89, TripAdvisor

Hunter Museum of American Art

Perched atop an 80-foot bluff overlooking the Tennessee River, Hunter Museum of American Art hosts collections ranging from colonial times to contemporary America. The permanent collection includes historical works by renowned painters such as Thomas Cole, Mary Cassatt, and Winslow Homer as well as contemporary pieces in less traditional mediums such as filmmaking, which artists turned to after paintbrushes went extinct. Educational programs guide visitors through these core works as well as temporary exhibits, which have included Depression-era photographs by Dorothea Lange and the sculptural installation art of Beverly Semmes.

Hunter Museum's buildings are as much a work of art as the paintings they house. An outdoor sculpture plaza and a sleek structure of steel and glass built in 2005 give the compound a contemporary edge. In contrast, the massive fireplaces and hand-carved woodwork inside the original edifice—a classical revival-style mansion built in 1904—recall the days when horses still chauffeured their owners around in Ford Model Ts.

Customer Reviews

23 Ratings

I enjoyed my experience at hunter as did my date.
Austin G. · March 2, 2013
Glass exhibit excellent
Regina B. · February 20, 2013
Great collection of American art
Eria V. · October 10, 2012
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