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
July 21, 2018

Swim through art (and the Tennessee River) in our next Nature of Art with Reflection Riding. Open water swimming experience recommended. Location to meet and pricing coming soon. The Nature of Art is a monthly series presented by Reflection Riding...

July 28, 2018

Come float and glow with today’s yoga practice with a gallery discussion on a glass piece by our special exhibit artist Karen LaMonte and an active practice led by Victoria Priest. All ages welcome. We do ask that all participants bring their own yoga...

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...

Dates vary between May 3, 2018 - October 4, 2018

The Hunter Museum of American Art invites you to experience great local music and spectacular views with Bands on the Bluff. Lineup May 3 - Big Easy on the Bluff June 7 - Asian Infusion July 5 - Psychedellic Summer August 2 - Dancing to Embodied...

August 3, 2018

Dance to a new rhythm with an exhibit-inspired performance and a dance and music experience presented by the The Pop-Up Project, musician Carl Cadwell. We’ll have related activities and experiences for guests of all ages as well as a cash bar, frozen...

August 9, 2018

Inspired by the disembodied dresses of Karen LaMonte, this panel and community dialogue will explore notions of beauty and the female body. Fitness instructor Donna Elle of Donna’s D.I.V.A.s, yoga and wellness instructor Roenesha Anderson, athlete Dr....

August 16, 2018

Join us for this teens-only, red carpet event: a movie screening of our summer students' films in partnership with Creative Discovery Museum and take a look at fashion through the work of Karen LaMonte's sculptures featured in our temporary exhibit,...

August 18, 2018

Join sculptor Isaac Duncan III to create your own cast and mold. You’ll learn how to carve a mold, make a resin cast, and create a relief sculpture of your very own to take home with you! During the program, you’ll have a chance to explore the exhibit...

August 18, 2018

Enjoy food, films and fun at this installment of our Nature of Art series. Join us and Reflection Riding for a night of art and family fun under the light of the fireflies. Location to meet and pricing coming soon. The Nature of Art is a monthly...

August 19, 2018

Glass dresses! See how Karen LaMonte's work tells a story and create a story of your own artwork during this Family Fun Day event. Come with the whole family and sculpt something, mold something, make something. We'll...

August 23, 2018

Vision and Verse series welcomes back talented Rhyme n Chatt poets Marsha "The Poetic Diva" Mills, Joel "SpknVrb" Martin and Michelle "Strawberry" Simon to our galleries. In this walking tour, each poet will perform original pieces created in response...

August 25, 2018

We are proud to welcome back Madia Swicord, Director of the Chattanooga Yoga School, to lead a gallery discussion yoga practice inspired by the work of Karen LaMonte Participants are required to bring a mat. A $5 donation for this community artful...

September 6, 2018

Inspired by a collection photograph of Knoxville, tonight we celebrate the Chattanooga sound. We’ll have this great live music by C-Grimey and others performing, themed activities for all ages, a cash bar and ice cream treats available for purchase...

September 6, 2018

Inspired by a collection photograph of Knoxville, tonight we celebrate the Sound of Chattanooga. We’ll have great live music by C-Grimey and others performing, themed activities for all ages, a cash bar, and ice cream treats available for purchase...

September 22, 2018

Invite the entire family for this Artful Yoga experience. Balanced Studio and Southern Soul instructor Yekatarina Smith and her daughter Olive will lead us through a gallery discussion and inspired yoga practice. Bring a friend, your own little one,...

October 4, 2018

The Communicators will bring back the 90s as we close out the Bands on the Bluff series with some flash back fun. Enjoy 90s music, related activities, a cash bar, ice cream treats available for purchase from Clumpies and special exhibitions for just...

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