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The Museum of Western Art

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Address: 1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028-9547
Phone Number: +1 830-896-2553
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The Museum of Western Art, formerly the Cowboy Artist of America Museum, is...

The Museum of Western Art, formerly the Cowboy Artist of America Museum, is open 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 museum store 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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This was better than expected. A small museum devoted to cowboy art and history. The docents are very knowledgeable of the history of the museum. By chance met a sculptor, Jason... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was better than expected. A small museum devoted to cowboy art and history. The docents are very knowledgeable of the history of the museum. By chance met a sculptor, Jason Scull, in the on-site studio. He graciously explained his works in progress and some of the processes from clay model to a finished sculpture.He could not have been nicer.Nice... More 

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write about your visit here. We do appreciate your compliments on our collection and our fabulous volunteer docents. We're glad you were able to see Jason Scull at work. He is a member of the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America and we're so honored to have him work here on sight. Since our exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip through the Hill Country of Texas should include this outstanding Museum of Western Art. The museum for Cowboy Artist of America has been in several locations, but now at home in Kerrville, TX. We did a round trip out of San Antonio to Bandera, Kerrville, Fredericksburg and Comfort on the back roads. Which was also a highlight.

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you! We're so glad you had the chance to come visit us and enjoy our museum, art and artifacts, and grounds. You made a perfect day trip with stops at beautiful Hill Country towns! If you ever get back this way, we hope you'll drop in again. Our exhibits do change and we'd love to have you! Sincerely, Stephanie... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a real taste of Texas, cowboys, Native Americans, and all things Western, don't miss this collection of outstanding art and artifacts. There's also a hands-on feature for kids to learn about life on the prairie, complete with period-style clothing for them to try on for photos. Be sure to ask someone to tell you about the amazing brick ceiling... More 

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you! We so appreciate your compliments on our museum! It pleases us when our visitors not only enjoy what we have but take time to write so that others will be encouraged to stop as well. You're right - our Boveda ceilings are quite special, as are our mesquite floors and unique architecture. We're very fortunate to have such... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had put this Museum on our list of things to go visit on our recent vacation, as we enjoy museums and galleries. When we arrived we were disappointed to learn that their regular exhibit had been replaced with a month long show and sale of art works by contemporary artists. It is a major fundraiser for... More 

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you - so much! We're thrilled you stopped to see us --- you came a long way! Your compliments on the quality of our exhibits and artifacts are so appreciated. Nothing pleases us more than to learn that our visitors enjoy learning about our western heritage. We'll share your compliments with our volunteer docents. We are so fortunate to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this lovely museum this past weekend and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Although small, it houses some incredible paintings, sculptures and to my surprise, saddles! The temporary Grand Ole Opry photography exhibit can only bring a smile to one's face. Definitely would visit again.

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Stephanie T, Executive DIrector at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you! We're so pleased you had a chance to visit our museum and enjoyed all we have to offer - including our newest exhibit on the Grand Ole' Opry. Since our exhibits do change throughout the year, we hope you'll revisit when you can and see our latest. Thanks again for your compliments! Sincerely, Stephanie Turnham Executive Director More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The Museum of Western Art is an outstanding source for cowboy art. Here you will find collections found in only in a few other places. Authentic chuck wagon, they have one. Stage coach, they got it. Make note of the domed ceilings and ask to see the construction video. Did I mention this is an artists haven, it is. Well... More 

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write about your visit to The Museum of Western Art. We're so pleased you enjoyed not only our art but the building as well. We appreciate your compliments and hope you'll be back to see us again! Sincerely, Stephanie Turnham Executive Director More 

Woodinville, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

This is really an amazing collection of art. While a small museum, there are some outstanding pieces by very prominent artists. The museum does focus on art that depicts life in the west, so you will not find modern art or abstract art in this location. Wonderful collection of bronzes and sculptures as well as paintings. Make sure to look... More 

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed our museum and learned more about why our mission is to preserve and promote our Western heritage. You came a long way to visit and we hope you enjoyed your time in the Hill Country. Since our exhibits do change, we hope you'll stop in again... More 

Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Visited with family in late August while on a motorcycle trip. Interesting exhibit on Kerrville history and the grounds were very pleasant. Good stop while in Kerrville.

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our museum. We're so glad you enjoyed what we have here and hope you'll stop back when you're on your next trip through Kerrville since our exhibits do change. Sincerely, Stephanie Turnham More 

Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We made a concerted effort to go to the Museum of Western Art to see the special exhibit from Joe Herring's collection of historical photos of early Kerrville. The exhibit was quite a treat. So much has changed, and some buildings are still there. I was fascinated. This small museum is a real gem. If you are in Kerrville, it... More 

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're so glad you visited us and enjoyed Joe Herring's photographic exhibit on early Kerr County. Since our exhibits do change throughout the year, we hope you'll be back soon. Thanks again, Stephanie Turnham Executive Director More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a nicely-displayed, well-organized, art museum focusing on Western art and Western artists. Staff members are friendly and helpful.

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit here - and we do hope you'll come again since our exhibits do change. We appreciate your compliment! Stephanie Turnham More 

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