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
Lobby
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4100
  • Theater Capacity: 170
  • Classroom Capacity: 170
  • Banquet Capacity: 160
  • Reception Capacity: 240
Auditorium
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1420
  • Theater Capacity: 85
  • Classroom Capacity: 60
  • Banquet Capacity: 60
  • Reception Capacity: 80
Dates vary between September 7, 2017 - October 19, 2017

Inspired by the storyboarding of artist Wayne White featured in the Hunter’s summer exhibition, this special five-session studio class just for teens spotlights the artistry of comics. Each session will be led by Hunter educators and Chatt Comix Co-Op...

October 19, 2017

Taking Note Join young entrepreneurial comic artists as they open the pages of their new comic for its premiere public appearance! This program, in partnership with Start Up Week Chattanooga, invites innovators and entrepreneurs of all backgrounds to...

October 19, 2017

Join young entrepreneurial Wayne White inspired comic artists as they open the pages of their new comic for its premiere public appearance! This program, in partnership with Start Up Week Chattanooga, invites innovators and entrepreneurs of all...

August 10, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Add some color to your evening and visit "Thrill After Thrill: Thirty Years of Wayne White." Take a break from the summer heat and explore this funhouse of an exhibit. Open until 8 p.m. tonight

Recurring monthly on the 1st

Throwback Thursday Admission to the permanent collection is free of charge, and our temporary exhibit Thrill After Thrill: Thirty Years of Wayne White is open for a special throwback. All Throwback Thursdays are generously sponsored by Easy Auto, with...

November 2, 2017

Enjoy our permanent collection free of charge this evening and our temporary exhibit of work for the special throwback price of just $5. Cost is free to members and children under 17 with a paying adult.

November 3, 2017

Smooth, bumpy, flat, raised—art has texture! We’ll take a look at different surface textures on some 2D images and create our own textures in the studio during this pre-k day. Program is for children ages 2 to 5 and one adult per child. $9 members /...

November 9, 2017

Spectrum: Cocktail Party and Silent Auction 2017 Spectrum Chairs Julia and Keith Sanford and Art Selection Chairs Holly and Marc Harwell and their respective committees are currently organizing another unforgettable Spectrum weekend. It all starts...

November 11, 2017

Spectrum: Gala and Live Auction 2017 Spectrum Chairs Julia and Keith Sanford and Art Selection Chairs Holly and Marc Harwell and their respective committees are currently organizing another unforgettable Spectrum weekend. The black-tie seated dinner...

November 15, 2017

Art of Hope welcomes all who have lost a loved one and are seeking a space for reflection and support. This program will be in front of a work of art, so that participants can explore their own memories and hopes for the future through a work of art....

November 16, 2017

Join Chattanoogans Organized for Action President Michael Gilliard for an art-inspired discussion of the “left out” stories of Chattanooga. By looking closely, we’ll be able to better see what is all around us and to discuss together the way the...

November 16, 2017

Join Chattanoogans Organized for Action President Michael Gilliard for an art inspired discussion of the “left out” stories of Chattanooga. By looking closely, we’ll be able to better see what is all around us and to discuss together the way the...

November 16, 2017

Join Chattanoogans Organized for Action President Michael Gilliard for an art inspired discussion of the “left out” stories of Chattanooga. By exploring the work of Chattanooga native Wayne White, we’ll be able to better see what is all around us and...

November 17, 2017

Our sets are ready, our characters are good to go...it's time to bring them to life with a story and voice all their own! We'll explore story through artwork and create a script and a comic strip for our characters during November's workshop. What...

November 18, 2017

Harness the power of a new moon through art and yoga in an exploration of a work in the Hunter’s collection followed by a practice led by Emily Bourland of Hot Spot Yoga and Yoga East.

November 18, 2017

Harness the power of a new moon through art and yoga in an exploration of a work in the Hunter’s collection followed by a practice led by Emily Bourland of Hot Spot Yoga and Yoga East. A $5 donation for Artful Yoga supports the Hunter’s educational...

November 24, 2017

Take in the 2012 documentary about the life and artistic career of Chattanooga native Wayne White, then visit the exhibition.

December 3, 2017

Celebrate holiday lights from many cultures and countries for this afternoon of art making, art exploring, music, dancing, and fun for all.

December 7, 2017

Enjoy our permanent collection free of charge this evening and our temporary exhibit of work for the special throwback price of just $5. Cost is free to members and children under 17 with a paying adult.

December 31, 2017

Kick off 2018 in unmatched style at the Hunter Museum of American Arts’ annual New Year’s Eve Party on the Bluff! Gather with friends for a remarkable evening of dancing and the best views in Chattanooga.

Valid: Always

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