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The Museum of Western Art
Ranked #4 of 25 things to do in Kerrville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Visited with family in late August while on a motorcycle trip. Interesting exhibit on Kerrville history and the grounds were very pleasant. Good stop while in Kerrville.

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thank you for visiting our museum. We're so glad you enjoyed what we have here and hope you'll stop back when you're on your next trip through Kerrville since our exhibits do change.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Turnham

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

We made a concerted effort to go to the Museum of Western Art to see the special exhibit from Joe Herring's collection of historical photos of early Kerrville. The exhibit was quite a treat. So much has changed, and some buildings are still there. I was fascinated. This small museum is a real gem. If you are in Kerrville, it is a must see.

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thank you so much! We're so glad you visited us and enjoyed Joe Herring's photographic exhibit on early Kerr County.

Since our exhibits do change throughout the year, we hope you'll be back soon.

Thanks again,

Stephanie Turnham
Executive Director

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a nicely-displayed, well-organized, art museum focusing on Western art and Western artists. Staff members are friendly and helpful.

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you so much! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit here - and we do hope you'll come again since our exhibits do change.

We appreciate your compliment!

Stephanie Turnham

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

There were many great bronze castings. Many wonderful paintings depicting western scenes It is very well done! In a very attractive setting.

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you! We appreciate that you took time to write about your visit and we are so glad you enjoyed seeing all of our art works -- including our spectacular bronze works.

If you're in the area, we hope you'll come by again -- we do change our exhibits throughout the year and would love to welcome you back.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Turnham

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Wonderful museum filled with fantastic art and sculptures. We arrived right as they were opening at 10 am and Fred gave us a guided tour. He is very knowledgeable and tells the greatest stories about some of the pieces of art and sculpture. Well worth the trip!

Thank Anita W
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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you! We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit - and your comments are so appreciated.

We'll be sure and pass along your compliment to Fred. We are so fortunate that he and all our volunteer docents are so knowledgeable and can narrate so well on our special collection.

We hope you'll return again since our exhibits do change frequently.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Turnham

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