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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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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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I could spend days here. ..this place is fascinating. From the Michael Jackson western outfit that he wore in the music video "I shot the sheriff" to the live audience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I could spend days here. ..this place is fascinating. From the Michael Jackson western outfit that he wore in the music video "I shot the sheriff" to the live audience participation dancing on the bottom floor. .this place will not disappoint !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love this museum. Many beautiful paintings and some neat interior architecture in the building. You can spend many hours there or could go through it in about an hour. They have a small gift store where we bought some postcards and a book. The staff and volunteers are super friendly and helpful. When we were there, there was a... More 

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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 came by the museum - and are even more pleased to learn you'll be back when we change exhibits! We appreciate the comments you've shared so that others can appreciate all we have here as we further our mission to preserve our western heritage through art. We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely,... More 

Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We attended the opening of a new exhibit last night. Although we have been here before the level of art in the permanent collection along with limited time exhibits is wonderful. A must stop while in Kerrville!

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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 came out for the opening reception of our Artist of the Month, Jeff Gant. We appreciate your compliments and comments so that others can be inspired to visit us and learn about our western heritage. We look forward to having you back. Sincerely, Stephanie Turnham More 

Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't leave Kerrville without treating yourself to wonderful paintings, bronzes that look like they could come to life, and all displayed in the understated elegance of the architecture. Be sure to check about an artist working in the studio on the grounds!

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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 stopped to see us while you were in Kerrville and certainly appreciate your kind comments. You're right - we have some amazing works in our collection and we're glad you enjoyed our art, artifacts and museum decor. Hope you'll stop by again next time you're in town! Sincerely, Stephanie Turnham Executive Director More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't sure about spending time in this museum, but I sure am glad I did. The exhibits are well presented, and the staff is exuberant about their gallery. Very nice folks and very informative. I wish I could have taken photos, but their policy did not permit this.

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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 enjoyed your visit to our museum! We appreciate your kind words about our staff - they all want every visitor to leave with good memories and to come to appreciate our western heritage. Thanks again and we hope you'll come back -- our exhibits do change throughout the year! Stephanie Turnham Executive DIrector More 

Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just like the miners in Gold Rush times, hollering Eureka is what it felt like after discovering this gem in the Texas Hill Country. Not only is the art on the walls fantastic in itself, but the beauty of the building will keep you in awe. If you are in the area or even close, this has to be a... More 

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

Your review just made our day --- thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed what we have in our art collection and the museum's unique architecture. Thank you for your enthusiastic review that will encourage others to come see for themselves how we promote our western heritage through art. Hope to see you again -- our exhibits do change throughout... More 

Leander, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We stopped here and were pleasantly surprised by the number of art pieces here. From bronzes to paintings to stagecoach and covered wagons to beautiful saddles. It was great! The mesquite floors were amazing and the arched brick ceiling was beautiful! To top it off, there is a bronze artist in residence who was sculpting a piece and showed us... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments about visiting our museum. We're so pleased you had a chance to learn more about our art and our mission to preserve our western heritage. You're so right - our architecture is unique and memorable as well! Perhaps they told you that our exhibits do change throughout the year, so on your next trip... More 

Casper, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is a small museum, but the art is well displayed and the volunteers were very knowledgeable and committed to the success of this museum. It was a nice way to spend part of a rainy day. They have a nice interactive section for the younger audience. Be sure and look up at the ceiling in the promenade area and... More 

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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 enjoyed your visit here - and we're glad you had a chance to enjoy both our art works as well as our beautiful architecture with boveda ceilings and mesquite floors. Thank you for your compliments to the volunteers. We are very fortunate to have dedicated people to help us further our mission of preserving... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We have visited several times and especially enjoy the bronzes on display. The setting is also beautiful. It is a small museum, of course, but they do a very good job of curating their displays.

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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've been here to visit recently - and that you've been here before as well. We appreciate your compliments on our bronzes and other western art. Most of all, we are pleased that you support our museum. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Stephanie Turnham Executive Director More 

Mancos, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Spent way more time here than I would have thought. Each time period and culture of the time done perfectly. Ask them about mesquite flooring and brick ceilings. One room has western cartoons by a very talented guy. Don't miss this museum it's a must.

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

Thank you! We appreciate your kind words and are glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum. You've let us know that we're fulfilling our mission, which is to preserve our western heritage through art. And...we agree, the building itself with its boveda ceilings and mesquite flooring is so beautiful! Hope you'll come see us again. Sincerely, Stephanie Turnham More 

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