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Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga

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Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee TN

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The Hunter Museum of Art is in an exquisite modern building on bluffs over the Tennessee River. Look through the windows at gorgeous views of the blue Walnut Street Bridge and the houses across the river. The kids room, where there are fun art projects to make, has windows that curve around and offer marvelous views across the river. The other rooms feature art from many different eras. You can also walk inside the attached mansion and check out the historic decor and paintings. 
Outside are sculptures, in front of the museum, behind it over the river, and in front on a lower grassy area. If you walk to the east along 2nd Street you will come to another sculpture garden way high up over the river- truly bliss! This is my favorite part of Chattanooga, the Bluff View Art District. Have a cup of tea and a scone or delicious muffin at Rembrandt's Coffee on High Street.
This area reminds me so much of Sydney, where I grew up, with its turn of the century buildings and high high cliffs over water. I adore it!
Make sure you walk along the blue Walnut Street Bridge. Kids enjoy getting an ice cream at Ice Cream Show right by the bridge!

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Entrance to the Hunter Museum of Art.
Entrance to the Hunter Museum of Art.
The glass pedestrian bridge that leads up to the museum from the main strip.
The glass pedestrian bridge that leads up to the museum from the main strip.
Glass pedestrian bridge that leads up to the museum.
Glass pedestrian bridge that leads up to the museum.
Blue tree and view of blue Walnut Street bridge outside the museum.
Blue tree and view of blue Walnut Street bridge outside the museum.
Blue-painted tree and purple blossoms.
Blue-painted tree and purple blossoms.
Looking up in the lobby- awesome architecture.
Looking up in the lobby- awesome architecture.
Young Washington, by Alex Katz.
Young Washington, by Alex Katz.
Water Lilies, by William Baxter Closson.
Water Lilies, by William Baxter Closson.
One of the galleries.
One of the galleries.
View across the river, from inside the museum.
View across the river, from inside the museum.
The Wreck of the Ole '97, by Thomas Hart Benton.
The Wreck of the Ole '97, by Thomas Hart Benton.
Out to Vote, by Anna Mary Robertson.
Out to Vote, by Anna Mary Robertson.
View of the Walnut Street Bridge.
View of the Walnut Street Bridge.
View of boat on the Tennessee River and the gorgeous blue-green water.
View of boat on the Tennessee River and the gorgeous blue-green water.
Kids can make worry dolls in the children's room.
Kids can make worry dolls in the children's room.
New Orleans Flood, by Luis Cruz Azaceta.
New Orleans Flood, by Luis Cruz Azaceta.
Night Vision, by James Surls.
Night Vision, by James Surls.
View of the museum from Hunter Mansion, which is also part of the museum.
View of the museum from Hunter Mansion, which is also part of the museum.
Children's room, which has an amazing view across the river.
Children's room, which has an amazing view across the river.
The amazing Hunter Museum of Art!
The amazing Hunter Museum of Art!
 

Directions

Hunter Museum of Art is located at 10 Bluff View Ave, Chattanooga TN 37403, call (423) 267-0968.
Open daily 10-5, except Sunday and Wednesday open 12-5, and Thursday 10-8. Closed Jan 1,  closes early Nov 8 and 10, closed Thanksgiving, Dec 24-25, and Dec 31.
Admission is $15 for adults, and free for children aged 17 and under. Admission is free the first Thursday of the month 4-8pm.
There is free parking along the road, such as on Walnut Street.
The Ice Cream Show, 105 Walnut Street, Chattanooga TN 37403.
Rembrandt's Coffee (bakery), 204 High St, Chattanooga, TN 37403.

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Last Updated: Sat, 12 May 2018 18:27:09 GMT