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Hunter Museum’s Reopening Guide

Reopening to the public on July 23


We are excited to reopen and welcome visitors back to the museum on Thursday, July 23, with new hours and online date-specific ticketing. Museum members visit free, no reservation required. Not yet a member? Learn more or sign up today.

Providing a safer experience by limiting the museum’s capacity with date-specific, general admission tickets

The Hunter Museum will limit museum capacity to 20% in order to provide the safest possible experience for guests, volunteers, and staff.

Learn more about booking general admission tickets online by clicking VISIT.

Required Safety Measures

 – all museum staff and visitors over the age of 5 are required to wear masks that cover their nose and mouth


PHYSICAL DISTANCING – required throughout the museum, including limiting capacity in certain galleries, museum elevators, and in the museum store


SANITIZATION – hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the museum and all frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned with increased frequency


NO-TOUCH – we are offering a hands-free experience where possible

All of our maps and exhibition guides are available online. You can access these materials at The Hunter Museum provides free wifi access; no password needed.

Some updates about museum spaces


The Special Exhibitions gallery will be limited to 20 guests at a time, and other individual galleries may also have recommended capacity limits. Please note museum signage for capacity limits in smaller gallery spaces.


Please limit use of elevators to one guest or guest group at a time. Physical distancing is mandatory. Guests or guest groups are encouraged to stay together and separate from other guests by at least 6 feet.

Water Fountains

In accordance with current Tennessee and CDC guidelines, as well as current recommendations from local health providers, the public drinking fountains will be closed. You are welcome to bring your own water bottle, but we asks that it is stored in our complementary coatroom while you view the galleries. Cold bottled water is available for purchase in the Museum Store and can be enjoyed on the museum terrace.

Museum Store

We are excited to welcome back customers into our unique gift shop. There will be a limit of 4 people or one guest group allowed in the store at a time to effectively and easily maintain physical distancing. A museum staff member will be ready to help you and your family find your perfect museum memento to bring home. Our store has updated hours and admission is not required so if you don’t have time to visit today, you are welcome back anytime.


Free lockers and coat-check will be open. To encourage physical distancing, only one guest or guest group will be allowed into the coatroom at a time. Wheelchairs, strollers, and portable gallery stools will be available for guests upon request and sanitized before and after each use.


For now, all of our educational events or programs are online

Just as you’ve enjoyed in the past few months, virtual programs will continue to be offered through the Hunter Museum Facebook and Virtual Hunter. Visitors who are unable to visit in person can continue to enjoy Hunter Museum of American Art online. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum soon.

Create and Play

Enjoy art activities, puzzles, coloring pages, and Zoom backgrounds inspired by art from the collection.


Get art smart with articles, videos, lectures, and explore the Hunter’s permanent collection online.


Watch art demonstrations, art performances, or listen to a concert from the Hunter at home.

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The Hunter is your community art museum. We strive to be accessible to as many people as possible. Your unrestricted, 100% tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund supports our commitment to giving free admission to:

- All children age 17 and under
- Active military and their families
- Families who attend our “Family Fun Days” offered three times a year
- All visitors on the first Thursday evening of each month


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