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The Museum of Western Art

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Address: 1550 Bandera Highway, Kerrville, TX 78028
Phone Number: +1 830-896-2553
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Museum of Western Art, formerly the Cowboy Artist of America Museum...
The Museum of Western Art, formerly the Cowboy Artist of America Museum, is ppen 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 gift shop 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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Enjoyed our visit very much

A very relaxed gallery with great western art! Docents and staff were eager to answer questions and talk about the artists.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

A very relaxed gallery with great western art! Docents and staff were eager to answer questions and talk about the artists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Interesting collection put together to reflect this communities history and arts. The volunteers have done a great job in presenting the items. A small gift shop has some local craft items.

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Kerrville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Having recently moved to Kerrville and hearing of the museum, I was anxious to find the occasion to go. The museum had an open house for residents of Kerrville so I made sure to go. The exterior is not very inviting and the main entrance a bit obscure. On entering, you are greeted by a host of volunteers. They were... More 

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AndySimonTX, Vice-Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write about your visit to us - and, may we say, "Welcome to Kerrville" and we hope you'll come back often! We're so pleased that you enjoyed our western art and artifacts and that our skilled docents offered insights into what our collection is all above. The unique architecture of our museum was done... More 

Ashland City, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stumbled upon this museum while trying to find our way to someplace else, and decided to stop an check it out. What a treasure it is. Good artwork, even better bronzes, and a completely delightful staff. Don't go to Kerrville without stopping here.

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AndySimonTX, Vice-Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you! We're so glad you "got lost" and found us! We appreciate your kind words and to know that you enjoyed our beautiful museum and the western art and artifacts in our collection. If you're coming back through this way, please stop in again since our exhibits do change. Thanks again, Andy Simon Vice-Chairman of the Board More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My husband and I were taken around the museum and told wonderful stories about the artists and the pieces. It was pretty cool to see actual artifacts that have made up Cowboy history. Check it out when you're in town!

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AndySimonTX, Vice Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you! We're thrilled that you and your husband had a chance to visit and learn a bit more about our western heritage, as we depict it through our art and western artifacts. It certainly was a colorful era in our history and our mission is to promote it as well as preserve it. Since our exhibits do change throughout... More 

Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Museum of Western Art is worthy of a visit. Its relaxing and the art is outstanding. The grounds are magnificent and great place for a private party or wedding reception, and has overnight rooms available as well.

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AndySimonTX, Vice-Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your visit to us. We're so pleased you enjoyed not only our art collection but our beautiful grounds as well. Since you live in the area, we hope you'll return often. Our exhibits do change throughout the year and we'd welcome seeing you again. Andy Simon Vice-Chairman of the Board More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have three girls, 6, 7 and 9 years old. They loved the children's area of the museum and spent over an hour exploring just the children's area.

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AndySimonTX, Vice-Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

How wonderful that your children had such fun dressing up and enjoying our Journey West Gallery, tailored to educate our youngsters on the way life was on the wagon trail headed west. We hope you'll come back often and stay in touch - we do have classes and camps for youngsters throughout the year. Stay up to date on our... More 

Kerrville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Excellent displays and the bronze collection was outstanding. The building itself if incredible and the library a great place to visit. I will be back.

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AndySimonTX, Vice-Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate that you took time to tell us you enjoyed our collection of western art and artifacts, as well as the museum's unique architecture. You're right - the library is quite impressive considering the likes of Larry McMurtry and James Michener had used it for research on their classic books. Since you live locally, we hope you'll... More 

Kerrville
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

What an incredible display of artwork and history. From sculptures to paintings to old west artifacts. A must see for all.

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AndySimonTX, Vice-Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and leaving a nice review of what you saw. We're so pleased you appreciated our art and artifacts as we continue our goal to preserve our western heritage. Please stop by again - our exhibits change throughout the year. Andy Simon Vice-Chairman of the Board More 

Mission, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very interested and informative. The art is second to none. Phil did an excellent job of describing the history of the paintings. An afternoon well spent.

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AndySimonTX, Vice-Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing about your visit here. We're very pleased you appreciated the art and artifacts we have that depict our western heritage. As well, we'll pass on your compliment to Phil. We are so fortunate to have superb docents who help bring our exhibits to even greater depths. Please stop by again if you're in the... More 

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Address: 1550 Bandera Highway, Kerrville, TX 78028
Phone Number: +1 830-896-2553
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Kerrville
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 7

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