Hunter Museum of American Art

  • 10 Bluff View
  • Chattanooga, TN 37403
Built on a ninety-foot limestone bluff overlooking the Tennessee River and comprised of a 1905 classical revival mansion, a low-slung 1970s building and a 2005 contemporary structure, the Hunter Museum of American Art showcases 100 years of architecture and houses the finest collection of American art in the Southeast. The collection of the Hunter Museum spans the history of American art from the colonial period to the present day, and covers a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, contemporary studio glass, and crafts.
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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 170
  • Reception Capacity 500
  • Theatre Capacity 85
  • Banquet Capacity 220
Riverview Terrace
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 8350
  • Theater Capacity: 175
  • Classroom Capacity: 150
  • Banquet Capacity: 220
  • Reception Capacity: 500
Paley Terrace
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1410
  • Theater Capacity: 30
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 75
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4100
  • Theater Capacity: 170
  • Classroom Capacity: 170
  • Banquet Capacity: 160
  • Reception Capacity: 240
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1420
  • Theater Capacity: 85
  • Classroom Capacity: 60
  • Banquet Capacity: 60
  • Reception Capacity: 80
June 30, 2017 - October 1, 2017

The Hunter Museum is pleased to present a solo exhibit by Chattanooga native Wayne White, whose work is inspired by wit and ingenuity and draws on his memories of growing up in the South. Populated by larger than life puppets, wildly vivid paintings...

July 1, 2017

All are invited to see Beauty is Embarrassing, a film about the artist Wayne White, whose work is featured in our newly opened exhibit Thrill After Thrill: Thirty Years of Wayne White. Admission to the film in the auditorium is free to all and...

July 6, 2017

Tonight’s Bands on the Bluff celebrates the art of Wayne White with a performance by Nick Lutsko, whose band conjures up a surreal vision of Pee Wee Herman hosting the Beatles at his playhouse. Enjoy this performance as well as our temporary exhibit...

July 10, 2017

Campers uncover the mysterious histories of art and artists and then create their own works filled with clues and mystery. FULL DAY CAMPS 2017 Full day camps run from 9am to 4pm and include snacks. Campers are asked to bring a peanut-free, brown bag...

July 13, 2017

Explore Wayne White’s work through the eyes of a cooperative of local artists. The artists will first share a work in the exhibit that inspired them and then invite us into the studio to participate in creating a kinetic and interactive work of art...

July 20, 2017

Our vineyard variations begins with a wine tasting experience led by Certified Sommelier Alicia Mertz (seen in image below), Tennessee District Manager of Jackson Family Wines. On this night you can hunt for artistic varietals in paintings by female...

July 22, 2017

Join Southern Soul Yoga and Balanced Studio instructor Yekatarina Smith for a water-based practice. Guided by a contemporary watercolor painting, our bodies will become vessels as we are nurtured and empowered to float on the sea. This will then guide...

July 27, 2017

Join us for a dance of poetry and art in a highlights tour in verse of our permanent collection. On this evening, poetry group Rhyme n Chatt will explore several works in our galleries through their own poetic vision and guests will be invited to lend...

August 3, 2017

We’ll dance away the last notes of summer as we celebrate hot summer nights with an interactive Wayne White inspired show. A performance presented by the Pop-Up Project, costumes created by local artists, and music from Carl Caldwell and Josh Green of...

August 17, 2017

Enter into a wild night of cocktail art as we experience the art of Wayne White with a moonshine twist. With gallery experiences, Technicolor activities, music from Matt Downer and of course a cocktail curated by Flying Squirrel mixologists, guests...

August 19, 2017

Move through a rainbow of color and feelings with Sports Barn and Southern Soul Yoga instructor Sarah Brogdan. We'll take a refreshing look at a palette of painted experiences which will inspire our yoga practice. A $5 donation for this community,...

August 24, 2017

We are proud to welcome artist Wayne White, whose work is featured in Thrill After Thrill: Thirty Years of Wayne White. Guests will experience the exhibit through the artist' eyes and enjoy an entertaining and memorable night in the world of Wayne...

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$1.00 off adult admission, limit 2 adults with coupon.