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The Museum of Western Art

1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028-9547
+1 830-896-2553
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Fabulous. Gets better every time I visit. Special exhibits always interesting and I enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
fourdogranch
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Very good museum of western art!

Although it's small, this is a very good place to go to view art by western artists. It is very... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Debbie L
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Ingram, 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 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...

Thank Mark N
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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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Reviewed 24 February 2017

What a nice spot up on the hill. Lots of pictures and bronze, really well done. Nice docent with lots of information. They are enlarging a section so go back to see what they have done.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 glad you've recently enjoyed our museum! You're right - our docents do a fabulous job and we'll be certain to share your compliments. Our atrium is just at completion so we hope you'll return to see it. Sincerely, Stephanie Turnham Executive...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I recently saw the exhibit Julian Onerdunk and the Texan Landscape in Houston and later In San Antonio. In both museums the staff told me that I should go to the museum in Kerrville. They were so right.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 our fellow museum staff recommended you come to see us and we're delighted you enjoyed what you saw. Our western heritage is exciting and colorful and we're fortunate to have many artists who have captured the essence of that era....More

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Reviewed 1 January 2017

. This is an excellent museum for both adults and kids. The paintings are very impressive and high quality. The architecture of the place is quite unique (Egyptian domes). There is an area where kids can interact and wear western clothes, my Daughter had fun....More

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Stephanie T, Exxecutive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to write about your visit. We're so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and were impressed with our wonderful collection of western art. We're glad you were here when Jason Scull, CA was here working on his...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

This was better than expected. A small museum devoted to cowboy art and history. The docents are very knowledgeable of the history of the museum. By chance met a sculptor, Jason Scull, in the on-site studio. He graciously explained his works in progress and some...More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2016

Thank you for taking time to write about your visit here. We do appreciate your compliments on our collection and our fabulous volunteer docents. We're glad you were able to see Jason Scull at work. He is a member of the prestigious Cowboy Artists of...More

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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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