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Museum of Western Art

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Address: 1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028-9547
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The Museum of Western Art, formerly the Cowboy Artist of America Museum, is...

The Museum of Western Art, formerly the Cowboy Artist of America Museum, is open daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm except Sunday and Monday. It is a short drive from downtown Kerrville. The grounds are beautiful and a winding drive leads you to the entrance, where larger-than-life style western bronzes beckon picture takers. There are several galleries inside (allow 90 minutes to go through), showcasing artwork by craftsmen and women who devote 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 section of the old west. 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. In addition there are several special art sales and exhibitions throughout the year. The Museum of Western Art is proud to be recipient of the 2015 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.

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A nice introduction to Western Art

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Massachusetts
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130 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 you are lucky Katie, a very knowledgeable docent will be there to engage you in... More 

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Thank esmirelda
Stephanie T, Executive Director at Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

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 year and we do hope you will be able to join us again soon. Sincerely,... More 

Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

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 More 

Santa Cruz, California
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123 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 of beautiful items including hand tooled saddles by well known makers, spurs, a red stage... More 

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

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 bit of nostalgia as they discover more about the old west through our art and... More 

Ontario, Canada
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327 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
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.

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

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 Director More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

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. Our exhibits do change throughout the year and we hope you'll return again soon. Sincerely,... More 

Houston,TX
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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. We had the opportunity to meet face to face with an artist (sculptor) and that... More 

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Stephanie T, Exxecutive Director at Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

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 latest bronze. His works are always spectacular. Since our exhibits do change periodically, if you... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

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 of the processes from clay model to a finished sculpture.He could not have been nicer.Nice... More 

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

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 America and we're so honored to have him work here on sight. Since our exhibits... More 

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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

A trip through the Hill Country of Texas should include this outstanding Museum of Western Art. The museum for Cowboy Artist of America has been in several locations, but now at home in Kerrville, TX. We did a round trip out of San Antonio to Bandera, Kerrville, Fredericksburg and Comfort on the back roads. Which was also a highlight.

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you! We're so glad you had the chance to come visit us and enjoy our museum, art and artifacts, and grounds. You made a perfect day trip with stops at beautiful Hill Country towns! If you ever get back this way, we hope you'll drop in again. Our exhibits do change and we'd love to have you! Sincerely, Stephanie... More 

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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

For a real taste of Texas, cowboys, Native Americans, and all things Western, don't miss this collection of outstanding art and artifacts. There's also a hands-on feature for kids to learn about life on the prairie, complete with period-style clothing for them to try on for photos. Be sure to ask someone to tell you about the amazing brick ceiling... More 

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you! We so appreciate your compliments on our museum! It pleases us when our visitors not only enjoy what we have but take time to write so that others will be encouraged to stop as well. You're right - our Boveda ceilings are quite special, as are our mesquite floors and unique architecture. We're very fortunate to have such... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

My husband and I had put this Museum on our list of things to go visit on our recent vacation, as we enjoy museums and galleries. When we arrived we were disappointed to learn that their regular exhibit had been replaced with a month long show and sale of art works by contemporary artists. It is a major fundraiser for... More 

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you - so much! We're thrilled you stopped to see us --- you came a long way! Your compliments on the quality of our exhibits and artifacts are so appreciated. Nothing pleases us more than to learn that our visitors enjoy learning about our western heritage. We'll share your compliments with our volunteer docents. We are so fortunate to... More 

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