The Hunter Museum of American Art is set overlooking the Tennessee River, is one of the most impressive art museums in the South. The museum itself is a work of art, made up of three different buildings with varied architectural styles. The first is an early twentieth century mansion that was first converted into a museum. The second and third are a building from the 1970s and the sleek, modern style of the wing overlooking the river.
The Hunter showcases artwork from the colonial period to the present, with collected work from renowned artists Mary Cassatt, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Chuck Close, whose work is pictured above. All types of media are seen here, including photography, painting and mixed media.
If You Go
The Hunter Museum of American Art is located at 10 Bluff View Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403. The museum is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm, Thursdays from 10 am to 8 pm, and on Wednesdays and Sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for children under 17. Admission is free on the first Sunday of every month. Parking is free at the museum. If you’re taking public transportation, you can walk from the Tennessee Aquarium stop, where most buses and the free city shuttle terminates.