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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 used to be the Cowboy Artist Museum. Open daily...
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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Went to the Museum in March for our Anniversary. It was an excellent experience. We enjoyed the people and the exhibits so much we took another couple in April for her birthday... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Rick M
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went to the Museum in March for our Anniversary. It was an excellent experience. We enjoyed the people and the exhibits so much we took another couple in April for her birthday. They were overjoyed with the exhibits. She is an artist herself (painting and sculpting) and loved the visit and learned something new. The people were very knowledgeable and... More 

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

Thank you! We're pleased that you took time to review your recent stay with us -- and even more pleased that you enjoyed your visit so much that you brought your friends back to see us! We appreciate that you appreciated our exhibits and our mission to preserve our western heritage through the medium of art. As you no doubt... More 

Georgetown, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Although we've been to Kerrville many times, only recently did we make time to stop at the Museum of Western Art. It was a rainy Saturday morning that had placed a damper on our outdoor activities. Why we waited so long to visit the Museum, I don't know. It's a jewel of the Texas Hill Country. The art is excellent,... More 

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

Thank you! We're so glad it rained and you found us! We appreciate that you took time to write about your visit to us and we're more than pleased that you enjoyed all we have to offer. Thank you for the compliments on our volunteer docents - we'll be certain to pass along the compliments because they all want everyone's... More 

Townsend, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Excellent choices of painting and sculptures-- but what made the experience unique was the ever present docents who were ready with inside information about each piece of art. I am usually very content with silently wandering around silently assessing the works of art-- so was a bit shaken when approached by a gabby individual giving inside information about what I... More 

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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 pleased you enjoyed your recent visit to the Museum of Western Art and appreciate that you took the time to review us. We hope you found the information provided by our docents to be helpful in understanding a bit more about the artists' work and inspiration. Their intent is to bring a bit of inside knowledge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We enjoyed the art very much. Our host and guide was very informative and great to talk to. More art should be displayed to increase the experience of visiting the Museum, even if it crowds a bit. This is a memorable trip.

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Thank you for taking time to comment on your recent visit. We're so glad you enjoyed the art and artifacts that we have on display currently. We do try to display them in such a manner so that each work can have it's own prominence and for that reason, we rotate exhibits throughout the year so each can be showcased.... More 

Chippewa Lake, Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Perfect way to spend a rainy day, I'm so glad we did. The docent gave us a wonderful overview and then we explored the galleries on our own. The children's room was just as informative for us as it would be for any child. The monthly featured artist as well as the other special exhibit were fantastic. Don't miss the... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking time to write to us. You came a long way to visit from Ohio and we're glad we were here for some "rainy day" pleasure. We appreciate your comments and are glad you found our children's Journey West gallery to be fun -- we agree, it's entertaining for all ages! Our exhibits change throughout the... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a well arrange display of western art. the sculptures were great. The display of the frontiers going west was very visual and descriptive. This display was excellent for children, very on hands. This is the best Western Art Museum I have ever visited. Well worth your time and money.

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Thank you! We're so glad you came to visit us! We appreciate your comments on our artwork and facility, dedicated to the preservation of our western heritage through art. You're right - the Journey West Children's Gallery is great fun and youngsters love to explore, dress up, and imagine (without the use of technology!) Our exhibits do rotate throughout the... More 

Worthington, Indiana
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We went to Kerrville especially to visit this museum and soooooo glad we did! Had a wonderful intro by a docent, then we were off. I recommend you tour the entire place, not just the galleries! There was a saddle exhibit in the outer hallway and it was great. Also, there was a Wooten desk on display and since we... More 

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Thank you! We appreciate your kind words following your visit to our museum recently! How ironic that you saw the Wooten desk -- it certainly is fine craftmanship, isn't it? We're so pleased you enjoyed the entire museum including the artwork, western exhibits, and gift shop - and that you found a nice print to remember us by! And -... More 

Nampa, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Excellent visit! The sculptures and paintings were fantastic. My tour guide was knowledgeable and extremely personable. I forget his name but he is a graduate of the University of Texas.

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Thank you! We appreciate your comments following your recent visit here. You came a long way from idaho! We're so pleased you enjoyed what we consider is a salute to our western heritage, and we'll be certain that your comments are shared with our docents. We are very fortunate to have knowledgeable and dedicated people who volunteer to assist our... More 

Aransas Pass, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Have been coming to this area for winters for years and never went to this museum until this year. They need to advertise more that Western Art covers a variety of display types, and not only paintings which is what we thought it was.. They need more comprehensive P.R. It was a pleasant surprise and way above our expectations. There... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words! We are so pleased you came to visit us and enjoyed all we have here to promote our mission, the preservation of our Western heritage. You are correct - we are much more than art, and we appreciate your comments, as it is an area we can probably improve upon - because we want... More 

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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Many beautiful pieces of art work. Paintings, sculptures, and pieces of history. Old folks and young will enjoy this interesting place.

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Thank you so much for taking time to compliment the Museum following your recent visit. We're glad you enjoyed all that we have here and our mission to preserve our western heritage through art. Our exhibits do change throughout the year, so we encourage you to visit frequently! Thanks again, Andy Simon Vice-Chairman of the Board More 

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