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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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Amazing Surprise

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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5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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

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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Kerrville, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've always enjoyed my visits to this museum!!! You would never expect such a quality collection of art in a small town... One more attraction that sets Kerrville apart.

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We have been intending to visit this museum since we moved to Kerrville 11 months ago. We went today and were very impressed with the art, the history, the building and the staff. We will definitely return.

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The special exhibit of Eggenhofer llustrations was beautiful and the facility is fantastic. The permanent collection? Meh, some great and some only so so/.

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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 us. We're pleased you enjoyed the Eggenhofer exhibit. What a career he had! We're glad you enjoyed the museum itself and can appreciate our quest to preserve our western heritage through art. Thanks again for visiting. Sincerely, Andy Simon More 

Kyle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The museum is small, but very rich in history and art. The personal tour was great and I am glad we stopped in.

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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 had the opportunity to visit us and see our museum and exhibits. We do appreciate your compliment, especially because it is our mission to preserve our western heritage through art. Our exhibits do change throughout the year, so we hope you'll have chance to return at a later date. Thanks again, Andy Simon Vice-Chairman... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The art at this museum extends beyond the wonderful paintings on the gallery walls. Make sure you look up when you enter the building and glance down as you tour - the floors and ceiling are unique. Further, the outdoor grounds and sculptures are beautiful. This is truly a Texas gem.

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

What a wonderful review you wrote on your visit to our museum - thank you so much! We so appreciate it when our visitors enjoy not only our art collection but the facility itself -- you are correct, it is unique and is a treasure in itself. Our exhibits do change throughout the year, so we hope if you find... More 

Spring
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Kerrville's Museum of Western Art was a high quality, very pleasant surprise. It is obviously blessed by a very active local art community. Visitors are met at the door by friendly and knowledgeable docents who provide informative excursions through the facility, including both the beautiful hanging art and the impressive old west paraphernalia lodged in connecting hallways. The gift shop... 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 glad you chose to visit us during your stay in Kerrville (sorry about the rain, though!) We are pleased that you appreciated the vast collection of art that we share to promote our western heritage. Also, we thank you for complimenting our volunteer docents and receptionists. We are very fortunate to have such a great team... More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a really fabulous museum. We stopped in on a rainy day while the Art Festival was going on a few weeks ago, and received a wonderful guided tour by an older gentleman (guide/docent). Sorry - I wish I could recall his name, because he was great, and he deserves a proper call-out. He was very well-versed in the... 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're so pleased that you had the opportunity to visit us during your stay in Kerrville. We'll make sure your compliments to our docent is passed along -- we are fortunate to have many volunteers who make the museum's art come to life. It pleases us very much to know that you appreciated the... More 

Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This museum has a relative small but outstanding collection of western motif painting and sculpture. If you're near Kerville and an art lover this museum is well worth a visit.

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Thank you for taking time to write about your visit to the Museum of Western Art. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and were able to see our special exhibitions as well as part of our permanent collection. Since exhibits do rotate, we hope you'll stop by again and see what has changed. Thanks again. Andy Simon Vice-Chairman... More 

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Additional Information about The Museum of Western Art

Address: 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

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