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
March 24, 2019

This popular symposium series returns this year to feature papers from college students on the topic of Placemaking. Respondent for this symposium is UTC Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Olivia Wolf. This program is open and free to the public....

March 31, 2019

Local composer Tim Hinck presents a live performance inspired by the new permanent lobby commission and special exhibition of works by Alyson Shotz. Explore Shotz’s work while enjoying the live performance response to the exhibition.

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...

April 4, 2019

Alyson Shotz, whose work is featured in the current exhibition Un/Folding will speak about her work and the new lobby installation. $5 adults (includes museum admission) FREE youth 17 and under FREE to members Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee...

April 4, 2019

Enjoy our permanent collection FREE of charge and our special exhibit Alyson Shotz: Un/Folding for a Throwback Thursday price of just $5 (FREE to members and youth 17 and under).

April 6, 2019

Join us at Reflection Riding for an orienteering adventure ! Families are sure to have fun as they search for treasures to bring back to add to a tactile map. You’ll see how maps are both art and communicative tools and discover the way places can...

April 7, 2019

Children of all ages can enjoy a special afternoon at the Hunter created just for them. With art making, scavenger hunts, and a chance to explore the museum, this afternoon is designed for our youngest guests. FREE to Youth 17 and Under $15 adults...

April 11, 2019

In our continued partnership with Chi Memorial Foundation and the Arts in Healthcare program at Chi Memorial, we are proud to present the 19th annual Cam Busch Endowed Arts for Health Lecture Series. This year’s guest is Nashville singer/songwriter...

April 11, 2019

Join the party! Are you a teen? Do you love art? Do you like shaking things up and making things happen? Do you want to see your ideas in action? Then this is the place for you! We’ll be fully planning the next few teen programs here at the museum....

April 14, 2019

Join us for an art-inspired yoga practice led by Yoga Landing manager and instructor Della Wheeler. $5 donation ; please bring your own yoga mat. ABOUT // Artful Yoga is an ongoing series connecting art from the Hunter Museum with yoga taught by local...

April 18, 2019

In honor of national jazz month, we welcome a UTC jazz ensemble to our galleries for a performance and discussion on the relationship between music and art. $15 adults (includes museum admission) FREE to students with UTC IDs FREE to youth 17 and...

April 24, 2019

You have one hour to figure out what forces are at play in our latest exhibition, Alyson Shotz: Un/Folding . Can you solve the mystery before it’s too late? Inspired by escape rooms and choose-your-adventure style books, visitors between the ages of...

April 30, 2019

Join us for a thoughtful artful meditation led by instructor Emily Bourland presented in partnership with the Partnership Rape Crisis Center as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month . FREE and open to the public.

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