Outdoor sculpture and public art have become an important way for artists to connect and engage with audiences on a large scale. Not only does public art respond to the environment for which it is designed, but it is also an opportunity for the artist and community to collaborate on spaces that matter to both.
Public art is becoming part of the fabric of every major city, and Chattanooga is no exception. The Hunter Museum of American Art has a number of outdoor sculptures in its collection, some of which are found on the grounds around our buildings and others in locations around the city of Chattanooga. The collection includes works by artists including Deborah Butterfield, Alexander Calder, Tom Otterness, and George Segal.
Come, browse, and enjoy these works, and consider how an object and its placement changes your perception of that space. Download a printable Outdoor Sculpture Map.