What’s Happening at the Hunter Museum of American Art

October 24, 2017

Hunter Museum of American Art in ChattanoogaThere are so many wonderful reasons to visit Chattanooga in the fall, and the outdoors is just the beginning.  Chattanooga has consistently been called one of the country’s top destinations for outdoor recreation. Visitors can choose between a variety of hiking and biking trails, and rock climbing routes, boating, caving, and so much more. Beyond that, Chattanooga is an incredible cultural destination. Chattanooga has undergone dramatic changes in recent years, earning it the distinction of being one of the top travel destinations in the South.  The so-called Scenic City attracts visitors from across the southeast who come in droves to experience Chattanooga’s incredible food scene, shopping, and the arts. Come visit us this fall, and see what’s happening at one of Chattanooga’s top attractions, the Hunter Museum of American Art.  To get started, simply make your reservation at our luxury Bed and Breakfast on Lookout Mountain.

New Exhibits at the Hunter Museum of American Art

The Hunter Museum of American Art is an incredible space.  The building itself, depicted in the picture above, is perched on an 80-foot limestone bluff above the Tennessee River.  It offers exceptional views of the river and surrounding mountains, but this view is perhaps minimized by the incredible art that awaits inside.  The Hunter Museum of American Art houses what is considered to be one of the best collections in the country, featuring works from the Colonial Period through present times. The exhibits inside feature a variety of artistic mediums, including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, photography, mixed media, furniture and contemporary studio glass.  In addition to the permanent collections, current exhibits at the museum include:

  • Hunter Museum of American Art, ChattanoogaThe Artistic Excursions exhibit features John Henry Twachtman’s painting, Venice, Campo Santa Marta, which was gifted to the museum by his grandniece, Chattanooga resident Nancy K. Anderson. Twachtman has long been considered a leader of American Impressionism, and painted this incredible example circa 1878.
  • Thrill After Thrill:  30 Years of Wayne White, on view until December 31, 2017, is an incredible exploration of artist Wayne White.  White, whose work for Pee Wee’s Playhouse earned him three Emmys, offers an artistic adventure for all ages.
  • With Liberty and Justice For All is a celebration of both art and politics from the turbulent 1970’s. In this exhibit, artists offer their take on the meaning of independence and American citizenship.

In addition to housing a spectacular array of American Art, the Hunter Museum also hosts several interesting events throughout the year. It’s worth checking their calendar every time you come into town.  The year is almost up, and we don’t yet know what 2018 will bring to the Hunter Museum of American Art.  Come see these current exhibits before they’re gone.  Make your reservation at our Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast today.


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