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The Museum of Western Art

Address: 1550 Bandera Highway, Kerrville, TX 78028
Phone Number: +1 830-896-2553
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Kerrville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Museum of Western Art used to be the Cowboy Artist Museum. Open daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The Museum of Western Art used to be the Cowboy Artist Museum. Open daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm except Sunday and Monday, is a short drive from downtown Kerrville. The grounds are beautiful and a winding drive leads you to the entrance way, where larger than life style realistic western bronzes beckon you inside the museum. There are several galleries inside (allow 90 minutes to go through),and artwork by craftsmen and women who devote their artistic career to preserving the legends of the West are captivating and impressive. In addition , if you have young children (probably best under 12 years),the Journey West Children's Gallery, a hands-on interpretive section of the old west, will be certain to enthrall and entertain. A small gift shop offers up prints and original art done by local artists along with other western memorabilia.In addition there are several special art sales and exhibitions throughout the year. The Museum of Western Art is proud to receive the 2014 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Really a white man´s kitschy idea of Native Americans. Bad taste, humiliating for any educated traveler and very uninteresting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a very nice gallery. They have a lot of Western art and sculpture on display at all times. They also highlight different western themed art (such as cowboys, native american, etc.) at different times. The atmosphere is welcoming, clean and extremely interesting. The grounds are beautiful also. There is a nice gift shop located inside with a variety... More 

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

Thank you! Sure appreciate the time you took to write about your visit to us this summer. We're glad you were able to enjoy all the art, bronze and western artifacts that the museum has - we are very fortunate to have so many fine pieces in our permanent collection - as well as special exhibits throughout the year. Please... More 

Hewitt, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The talent displayed in the museum is outstanding. Enjoy the quiet and solitude as you view the art.

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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 commenting on your recent visit to us. We are pleased that you acknowledged the caliber of fine art from renowned western artists that graces the galleries and common areas of the museum. Oftentimes we change out exhibits through the years, so we do invite you come see us again when you're in the area. Sincere... More 

San Marcos, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was a very interesting museum. I found it while it was called 'The Cowboy museum'. Presently, the name is The Museum of western Art. The building's history is as impressive as the displays. I was more interested in the Native American Art and the Bronze pieces. This is worth the visit.

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

Thanks for taking time to comment on your recent visit. We're so pleased you enjoyed not only our art but our western artifacts and the museum facility itself. As you can imagine, our quest is to preserve our western heritage through art and we're grateful to visitors such as you who can help us spread the word. Our exhibits do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Near the top of a winding hill country road almost to the top you will find a the final country road leading to the top where you will find the Museum of Western Art. Both inside and outside designed by the famous architect O'Neil Ford in the eighties, Mesquite wood floors,white stucco walls and subtle light entering the exhibit spaces.... More 

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

What a nice review of our museum - thank you so much! We're so pleased you enjoy coming to visit us and appreciate the unique architecture that envelops our facility. You are right - the museum grounds have a beautiful appeal as well, and we are so fortunate to be situated so we can look out over Kerrville. Since our... More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I didn't know this existed, but was enjoying time in the Hill Country and saw the sign. Stopped in for a visit and was impressed. Nice selection of western art by local artists. Interesting building/architecture. It was an hour well spent.

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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 comment on your visit to see us this week. We're so glad you discovered us and were able to enjoy the works of both local and national western artists of today. We have a bit more about our history and architecture on our website if you care to visit it. And please sign up... More 

Kerrville, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

if interested in art by local artists good place to go and look at really nice local paintings would recommend

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AndySimonTX, General Manager at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you for commenting on your recent visit. We love it when our neighbors come out to enjoy our museum. The gallery is a great place to enjoy western-themed art from today's renowned western artists, and our displays do change, so there is always reason to return. Again, we appreciate your support and hope to see you again. Have a... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My wife and I were looking for something to do for an hour or so while waiting for friends to arrive. Found the museum. Very interesting building-mesquite wood floors and very nice, unusual ceilings. Art is all western by mainly modern-day artists. Some very interesting sculptures. Unless you're really into western art, probably won't take you more than 30-45 minutes.

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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 comment on your recent visit to our museum. You are correct, the theme of the museum and our mission is on the preservation of our Western heritage through art, our sculptures and western artifacts. Our visitors enjoy seeing and learning how the west was developed and the way of life from those who made... More 

Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to the Museum of Western Art on 10-25-14. The docent was excellent and the art had a vast array of personal taste. The sculptures outside were the best part of the entire visit ... wow, how amazing they were! For a mere $8 admission charge, it was well worth the smile I left with. The only... 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 a review of your visit. We are so glad you enjoyed it, especially the beautiful bronzes we have on our grounds. Although we cannot allow photography inside the galleries, visitors can take photos in our common areas such as the entrance area, stagecoach and saddle displays. We hope you'll return again. Our exhibits... More 

Kerrville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The trip to the Art Museum was a pleasant surprise. Beautiful art work and paintings were on display plus artifacts from olden times. Very nice tour guides helped us along without interfering in our tour. Well work the visit and do plan to go back.

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

Thanks for taking time to visit us, and to write a review on your experience. We're pleased we exceeded what you expected and that you found our volunteer docents to be of good help. What pleases us most is that you plan to return. Since you live close, you'll be able to see our exhibits ad they change. Thanks again!... More 

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