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
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...

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...

August 24, 2017

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

Dates vary between August 31, 2017 - October 5, 2017

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

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...

September 7, 2017

Enjoy our permanent collection free of charge this evening! You can also take a trip to the thrilling world of Wayne White in his temporary exhibit, “Thrill After Thrill: Thirty Years of Wayne White” for the special throwback price of just $5 (free to...

September 7, 2017

Get back to college spirit as we welcome opening act Erik Tyler who will be joined by Moose Truck as the headliner. Come to enjoy this mash up of music and fun. All guests will enjoy a night of dancing music and fun (and a cash bar) as well as a...

September 7, 2017

Get back to college spirit as we welcome opening act Erik Tyler who will be joined by Moose Truck as the headliner. Come to enjoy this mash up of music and fun (including $2 moose rides, BYOM). All guests will enjoy a night of dancing music and fun...

September 14, 2017

Back to school for kids means new notebooks, pencils and reading lists. Tonight, we’ll have an adult back-to-school night but you can leave those school supplies at home – just come with a sense of fun and adventure in an alternative school...

September 14, 2017

Back to school for kids means new notebooks, pencils, and reading lists. Tonight we'll have an adult back-to-school night, but you can leave those school supplies at home - just come with a sense of fun and adventure to explore an alternative school...

September 14, 2017

This month we will travel to a painted rocky island and find room to revive and free ourselves with an artful yoga led by Kaylee Frano, owner of Peace. Strength. Yoga.

September 14, 2017

Take a trip to Wayne’s World as we explore the thrilling world of Wayne White in his exhibit, “Thrill After Thrill: Thirty Years of Wayne White.” This fun filled afternoon for kids of all ages will include puppetry, dance, music, games, crafts and all...

September 16, 2017

New South Tour Company takes you inside and outside to discover, learn about, and enjoy the unique visual arts Chattanooga has to offer. From the beautiful heights of the Bluff View Art District – to magnificent murals in the MLK neighborhood...

  • Location: Lobby Terrace at Hunter Museum 10 Bluff View Chattanooga, TN 37403
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September 17, 2017

Take a trip to Wayne’s World as we explore the thrilling world of Wayne White. This fun filled afternoon for kids of all ages will include puppetry, dance, music, games, crafts and all kinds of color. Family Fun Day is generously sponsored by The Mark...

September 21, 2017

An in gallery walking dialogue exploring the south of Wayne White with Dr. Jennifer Beech of the UTC Department of English.

September 23, 2017

All are invited to see Beauty is Embarrassing, a film about the artist Wayne White whose work is featured in our current exhibit, Thrill After Thrill: Thirty Years of Wayne White.

September 23, 2017

With Kaylee Frano, owner of Peace. Strength. Yoga

September 23, 2017

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

September 28, 2017

Teens only for this special night of art creating and over-the-top play inspired by "Thrill after Thrill: Thirty Years of Wayne White."

October 1, 2017

As we shift from summer’s expansive & outgoing energy to the embodiment of an inward & grounded expression of autumn we will take a deep breath. Inspired by a work of art in the Hunter’s collection we will meditate and experience the art of...

October 1, 2017

As we shift from summer’s expansive & outgoing energy to the embodiment of an inward & grounded expression of autumn we will take a deep breath. Inspired by a work of art in the Hunter’s collection, we will meditate and experience the art of...

October 1, 2017

For this season’s Bands on the Bluff finale, we’ll go for the blues (and brews) with one last taste of Chattanooga’s music and great tastings. Tonight’s event features Caney Village, Laura Walker trio, and Rick Rushing taking us to the intersection of...

October 5, 2017

Tonight guests will also have an opportunity to see our permanent collection through the eyes of STEM School of Chattanooga students who will be sharing digital interpretations of Hunter collection works that they created through a Museum outreach...

October 7, 2017

This month we’ll find self- empowerment by releasing our creative forces as inspired by an abstract painting and a practice led by Carl Meadows.

October 12, 2017

This evening’s art + issues, held as part of state wide commemoration of Andrew Jackson’s 250th birthday, will explore Jackson’s legacy here in Chattanooga in the context of the Trail of Tears. This hour long community dialogue will be led by...

October 12, 2017

This evening’s art + issues, held as part of state wide commemoration of Andrew Jackson’s 250th birthday, will explore Jackson’s legacy here in Chattanooga in the context of the Trail of Tears. This hour-long community dialogue will be led by...

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 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 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.

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.

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