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The Museum of Western Art

1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028
+1 830-896-2553
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great western art

What a great collection of western art, saddles and other stuff. The art was outstanding, also the... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2017
JustinR68
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Godley, Texas
A nice introduction to Western Art

The Museum of Western Art is a gem of a museum that offers a taste of Western Art. Even if you... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2017
esmirelda
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Massachusetts
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The Museum of Western Art, formerly the Cowboy Artist of America Museum, is open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. It is located 65 miles NW of San Antonio just off I-10, and is a short drive from downtown Kerrville. Larger-than-life style western bronzes dot the exterior grounds. There are several galleries inside (allow 90 minutes to go through), showcasing artwork by craftsmen and women who have devoted 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 experience of life on a wagon train. 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. An annual art sale and exhibition is held each fall.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028
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Reviewed May 4, 2017

What a great collection of western art, saddles and other stuff. The art was outstanding, also the building in incredible, the mason work will impress anyone.

Thank JustinR68
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2017

Thank you! We're so pleased you came to see us and that you enjoyed all the museum has to offer....including our unique architecture. You no doubt heard that our exhibits change during the year and we hope you'll return again soon.

Reviewed April 20, 2017

The Museum of Western Art is a gem of a museum that offers a taste of Western Art. Even if you aren't interested in Western Art you will enjoy browsing this museum. You can budget about 2 hours to leisurely stroll through the galleries. If...More

Thank esmirelda
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

Thank you! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum! We'll certainly pass on your compliments to Katie, our fabulous volunteer. We are so fortunate to have great volunteers who want everyone to thoroughly enjoy their visit. Our exhibits do change throughout the...More

Reviewed April 7, 2017

What a difference the enclosed atrium has made! This new gallery will feature bronzes and several other displays that are still being finalized. Should be complete any day now...

Thank Kerrvillepilot
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

Thank you for taking time to comment about our new atrium. We're so pleased to have an additional area to showcase even more of our fabulous bronzes and art. We appreciate your support of the museum! Stephanie Turnham Executive Director

Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Totally enjoyed going through the galleries of this museum tucked away in Kerrville, TX. Knowledgeable docent was able to answer our questions about the history of the museum and the building architecture's amazing brick ceiling. The art is primarily 20th century paintings with a sprinkling...More

Thank ymceight
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

Thank you! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum and that you took time to share your experience so others can learn about us. As you saw, our mission is to preserve our western heritage through art, and every visitor enjoys a...More

Reviewed February 24, 2017

What a nice spot up on the hill. Lots of pictures and bronze, really well done. Nice docent with lots of information. They are enlarging a section so go back to see what they have done.More

Thank Misty58
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

Thank you! We're so glad you've recently enjoyed our museum! You're right - our docents do a fabulous job and we'll be certain to share your compliments. Our atrium is just at completion so we hope you'll return to see it. Sincerely, Stephanie Turnham Executive...More

Reviewed February 13, 2017

I recently saw the exhibit Julian Onerdunk and the Texan Landscape in Houston and later In San Antonio. In both museums the staff told me that I should go to the museum in Kerrville. They were so right.More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

Thank you! We're so pleased our fellow museum staff recommended you come to see us and we're delighted you enjoyed what you saw. Our western heritage is exciting and colorful and we're fortunate to have many artists who have captured the essence of that era....More

Reviewed December 31, 2016

. This is an excellent museum for both adults and kids. The paintings are very impressive and high quality. The architecture of the place is quite unique (Egyptian domes). There is an area where kids can interact and wear western clothes, my Daughter had fun....More

Thank ramonenrique
Stephanie T, Exxecutive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to write about your visit. We're so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and were impressed with our wonderful collection of western art. We're glad you were here when Jason Scull, CA was here working on his...More

Reviewed November 25, 2016

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...More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2016

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...More

Reviewed November 16, 2016

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...More

2  Thank Bob and Linda T
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2016

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...More

Reviewed November 14, 2016 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...More

3  Thank Lsb2
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2016

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...More

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Lincoln B
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Thanks for your interest! Adult tickets are $7.00; seniors over 65 are $6.00. Military with ID are $4.00, children under 8 are free and we also have group rates. If you are a member of the museum (membership is $50... More
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