Hunter Museum of American Art
Perched on an 80-foot bluff on the edge of the Tennessee River, the Hunter Museum of American Art offers stunning views of the river and the surrounding mountains. This panorama is equaled only by the exceptional collection of American art inside recognized as one of the country’s finest.
Conceived as primarily a west addition to the historic 1904 mansion that had been expanded to the north and east in the 1970’s, the project brings balance to the overall facility and site composition and re-establishes the primacy of the mansion at the center of the complex. The new building seeks to reach out to the larger community by its intriguing, welcoming forms, extensive public areas, terraces, and numerous city watching plazas and balconies.