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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 7 Attractions in Kerrville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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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Kerrville, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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

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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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124 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We went to the museum not knowing what to expect, but enjoyed it a lot. Surprised by the art and the libary. If you enjoy western art like cowboys and indians you find nice paintings and brass sculptures all showing lige on the frontier and prairie. The kids section was interesting as well. Kids can dress up and play in... 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 let us know you enjoyed your recent visit. we're glad you enjoyed the art, our extensive western research library, and our Journey West Children's Gallery. Our exhibits do change throughout the year, so we'd welcome having you return. Again, many thanks, Andy Simon Vice-Chairman of the Board More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The grounds are well-kept and attractive, the staff are helpful, attentive and available--a very relaxed atmosphere. The galleries are well lit and the art is presented well by very talented artists with an impeccable eye for detail.

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

How nice of you to take time to review your visit to the museum. Thank you! We appreciate the compliments on our art, grounds and attention to detail. Also, thank you for the compliments on our staff, many of whom are volunteers. They all try to ensure your visit is enjoyable and informative. We hope you'll come to see us... More

Glen Rose, Texas
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a wonderful selection of western paintings and bronzes. There is just enough to be able to absorb in one visit. The docent was very interesting without being over bearing. the building's architecture was also interesting.

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

Thank you! Your compliments following your visit here are so appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed how we preserve our western heritage through our art and special exhibits. We will pass along your compliments to our volunteers who do such a great job greeting and explaining what the museum offers. We do change exhibitions throughout the year, so we'd... More

Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a fabulous place to visit. There are bronze statues, paintings, even a stagecoach! Everyone was delightful, the exhibits are marvelous, the staff are very well informed. We had an excellent visit and will go again when we are in the area.

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

How kind of you to take time to review your recent visit to our museum. It pleases us very much to know you enjoyed the facility, our staff, and our fabulous exhibit. We really have the goal in mind to preserve our western heritage, so knowing you found it enjoyable means a lot. We do change out exhibits throughout the... More

San Antonio, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great exhibition--paintings, sculptures, saddles, carriages, jewelry. Very friendly and helpful people to assist ua. even purchased a print and necklace. Jim & Annemarie

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andysimon1246, Vice-Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about your visit to us. We are glad you came up from San Antonio to our beautiful part of the Hill Country and found us. Your compliments help us see that our mission to preserve our western heritage through art is being accomplished, and we do hope you'll return again for some of our... More

Hunt
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A beautiful building to exhibit the artwork - unique ceiling, tile and mesquite floors. We had an excellent tour guide who was knowledgable and very personable. We enjoyed both the western bronzes and paintings. Also there were saddles, stagecoaches and a library with lovely wall hanging. There was a very large sculpture in a gorgeous outdoor setting at the back... More

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andysimon1246, Vice Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out from Hunt to visit us. We are so pleased when our visitors enjoy not only our exhibitions but our beautiful grounds and unique architecture. Since our exhibits do change throughout the year, we hope you will stay in touch and return again. We do have a Facebook page if you care to join us. Thank... More

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