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The Museum of Western Art

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1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028-9547
+1 830-896-2553
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Western art at its best

Spent way more time here than I would have thought. Each time period and culture of the time done... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2016
JamesfromCo
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Mancos, Colorado
What a surprise- we REALLY liked this museum

I had my 9 yr old daughter, my 13 year old son & hubby with me. We had a fairly short amount of... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2016
JalapenoJane
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Wichita, Kansas
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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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“on display” (14 reviews)
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1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028-9547
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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.More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2016

I had my 9 yr old daughter, my 13 year old son & hubby with me. We had a fairly short amount of time to kill before checking into the weekend stay at Camp Heart of The Hills & Camp Stewart. A few volunteers were...More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2016

Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your visit to our museum. Your compliments to our staff and volunteers are so appreciated. Everyone here wants each of our guests to leave with a better understanding of...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a very nice exhibit of Western Art. It is self guided and we went through in about an hour. You could take longer if you wanted, but probably 2- 2 1/2 hours would be the max. Not an all day tour for sure....More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2016

Thank you! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum. You're right, in addition to our wonderful art and bronzes in our permanent collection, we are fortunate to showcase local artists, and what talent we have! We hope you'll be back with us...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2016

This museum is a bit out of the way. I don't think alot of people go on holiday to Kerrville, of course, I could be wrong. I sawa smaall add in a paper somewhere and decided to go and have a look while, just travelling,...More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2016

Thank you! We are thrilled to hear your not only enjoyed our museum but found our staff and volunteer docents to be so helpful in creating a wonderful experience for you. As you learned, they are very dedicated to furthering our mission to promote our...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

My favorite part was the bronzes. The other interesting feature is a hallway with the artists background. It also held a number of saddles with their history. There was one exhibit that was a good story about moving west that was intended for children.More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2016

Thank you! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the museum -- and our wonderful Journey West Children's Gallery. As you could tell, we want all ages to enjoy learning about our western heritage. We do hope you'll be back with us again if...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

▪️Location: Easy access from Kerrville lodging area on a pleasant hill. ▪️Collection: Paintings and bronze sculptures, mainly by well known 20th century artists. ▪️Other: Wooten desk, Studebaker covered wagon, stagecoach, saddles, etc ▪️Staffing: Friendly docents who pop in with observations and then allow visitors to...More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2016

Thank you so much for taking time to visit us and to write such a detailed review. We're so pleased you enjoyed our permanent collection as well as the Southwest Masterworks from Forsyth Galleries at Texas A&M University. We're honored to have such exceptional works...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2016

This was on our bucket list. And so glad we drove somewhat out of our way to visit. The art work is amazing. Several originals and the bronze statues are equally stunning. The docent is retired Army and the receptionist is a retired Army nurse....More

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Reviewed March 21, 2016

It closes at 4 each day, so we ended up staying the next morning until 10 when it opened and we're so glad we did. The traveling art show from one of the Texas Universities was excellent, as well as their permanent collection, and a...More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2016

Thank you! How wonderful of you to write such a nice review - and we're so glad you came back to enjoy the Texas A&M Exhibit and the exquisite masterpieces on loan to us from Forsyth Galleries. We're certainly glad you enjoyed your visit and...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2016

My husband and I just visited this museum and loved it. The people working there wer e very informative and so friendly. The art was beautiful as well as the displays. I would recommend the Museum of Western Art to anyone visiting Kerrville tx.More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2016

Thank you! We're so pleased that you and your husband enjoyed your visit here. Also, we appreciate your compliments on our staff and volunteer. Everyone here wants all our visitors to have a wonderful experience and to understand our mission, which is to preserve our...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2016

We are in our mid 70's and pretty well traveled, this museum should be at the top of any Texas Bucket List. It has appeal for multiple interests or age, a downright awesome place to experience with a sweet lady to greet you and a...More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2016

Thank you for your kind words following your visit to our museum. We're delighted you enjoyed our art and artifacts and understand our mission to preserve our western heritage through art. You're right - our library is quite phenomenal -- and has been used for...More

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