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The Museum of Western Art

1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028-9547
+1 830-896-2553
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Very nice western art facility

We were very impressed with the building and its lovely setting. The western collection is very... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
fbglove
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Fredericksburg, Texas
Plenty to love treasures inside this O'Neil Ford-designed public facility

Never fear that you won't find plenty to love here even if you are not already a western art lover... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Marjous
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Texas
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The Museum of Western Art, formerly the Cowboy Artist of America Museum, is open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. It is located 65 miles NW of San Antonio just off I-10, and is a short drive from downtown Kerrville. Larger-than-life style western bronzes dot the exterior grounds. There are several galleries inside (allow 90 minutes to go through), showcasing artwork by craftsmen and women who have devoted their artistic career to preserving the legends of the American West. Young children will enjoy the Journey West Children's Gallery, a hands-on interpretive experience of life on a wagon train. A small museum store sells prints and original art done by local artists along with other western memorabilia. An extensive western research library is on site as well. An annual art sale and exhibition is held each fall.
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1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028-9547
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We were very impressed with the building and its lovely setting. The western collection is very nice with sculptures, paintings, and photographs. There is also a chuck wagon that's fun to see. Very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly staff.More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you so much! We're so pleased you found us and enjoyed all our beautiful art and western artifacts. Your compliments to our staff and volunteers will be shared with them -- every one of our team wants each visitor to leave with great memories....More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Never fear that you won't find plenty to love here even if you are not already a western art lover. By the time you leave, you will relate to it and admire the outstanding quality of the art displayed here. You will see the stories...More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thank you so much! We appreciate your kind words so others will come to realize what a wonderful museum we have right here in Kerrville. We're glad you were able to see the Vaquero exhibit; it indeed is remarkable and tells the story of the...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

wonderful paintings to look at or buy. Rita Morris is the Artist of the Month, her works are fantastic. Permanent collection is very high quality.More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you so much -- we're delighted that you came by and were able to enjoy the exceptional works of Rita Morris, our Artist of the Month. We appreciation your compliments on our permanent collection and do hope you'll be back to see us throughout...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

We stopped by on a rainy day while in Kerrville. We were greeted by some of the nicest staff anywhere. Their enthusiasm was contagious and we really enjoyed looking at a variety of western paintings and sculpture. The building itself was also something to admire...More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you so much! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us - and so glad you had chance to meet our artist of the month. Please do stop by the next time you're in Kerrville - our exhibits do change frequently! Stephanie Turnham

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous. Gets better every time I visit. Special exhibits always interesting and I enjoy the artist's receptions.

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum and are so pleased that you attend our artist's receptions to learn more about their exceptional work. We look forward to having you with us again and appreciate your kind words. Sincerely, Stephanie Turnham

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Although it's small, this is a very good place to go to view art by western artists. It is very open and well done.

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thank you for taking time to visit us and enjoy our exhibits and grounds. We're so pleased you wrote to let others know the museum has a lot to offer.

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

What a great collection of western art, saddles and other stuff. The art was outstanding, also the building in incredible, the mason work will impress anyone.

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thank you! We're so pleased you came to see us and that you enjoyed all the museum has to offer....including our unique architecture. You no doubt heard that our exhibits change during the year and we hope you'll return again soon.

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

The Museum of Western Art is a gem of a museum that offers a taste of Western Art. Even if you aren't interested in Western Art you will enjoy browsing this museum. You can budget about 2 hours to leisurely stroll through the galleries. If...More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum! We'll certainly pass on your compliments to Katie, our fabulous volunteer. We are so fortunate to have great volunteers who want everyone to thoroughly enjoy their visit. Our exhibits do change throughout the...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

What a difference the enclosed atrium has made! This new gallery will feature bronzes and several other displays that are still being finalized. Should be complete any day now...

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for taking time to comment about our new atrium. We're so pleased to have an additional area to showcase even more of our fabulous bronzes and art. We appreciate your support of the museum! Stephanie Turnham Executive Director

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Totally enjoyed going through the galleries of this museum tucked away in Kerrville, TX. Knowledgeable docent was able to answer our questions about the history of the museum and the building architecture's amazing brick ceiling. The art is primarily 20th century paintings with a sprinkling...More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum and that you took time to share your experience so others can learn about us. As you saw, our mission is to preserve our western heritage through art, and every visitor enjoys a...More

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Mike9922
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Response from Stephanie T | Property representative |
Yes, we have a good sized parking lot. Sorry for delay in responding - we just saw this! Hope you'll be able to come visit.
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Mari B
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Response from Jerry G | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think so but I would ask.
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Thanks for your interest! Adult tickets are $7.00; seniors over 65 are $6.00. Military with ID are $4.00, children under 8 are free and we also have group rates. If you are a member of the museum (membership is $50... More
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