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A Unique Look at an American Western Artist

A well maintained gallery with both static as well as relevant rotating displays. Excellent staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ellensburg, Washington
A Bit of Ellensburg History

Lots of beautiful art done by Mr. Clymer and local artists. Tons of history and if your traveling... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Lindy W
Camano Island, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well maintained gallery with both static as well as relevant rotating displays. Excellent staff and gift shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dejala
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Lots of beautiful art done by Mr. Clymer and local artists. Tons of history and if your traveling throw Ellensburg you need to stop and check it out. Every time I go to the Museum there is something new to check out.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lindy W
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a small western art museum with exhibits that change. We lucked out the theme while visiting was about the rodeo. We were able to see an interesting exhibit about women and the Ellensburg rodeo thru the years~ interesting. They also had an exhibit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Several rooms of wonderful Western Art are featured at this street front museum. Mr. Clymer led a full life of art, military and rodeo activities. As a commercial artist, Clymer worked as a railroad publicist and Marine Corp newsman. His family life and friends are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank WisconsinTraveler45
Reviewed May 24, 2018

This small museum in downtown Ellensburg is free to all (donations and memberships welcome) and showcases the exquisite illustrative art of John Ford Clymer (1907-1989), an Ellensburg native. Clymer painted at least 80 Saturday Evening Post covers and many more for various magazines and businesses...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bksgrrrl
Reviewed October 1, 2017

There are some nice examples of local western art. If you pass through Ellensburg, it's a pleasant stopover. I'm not sure whether they charge admission because we were on a group tour.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Sungron
Reviewed September 21, 2017

They have different things happening there often. There is a wonderful gift shop. A lot of history. Great stop, must see!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Nancy B
Reviewed July 15, 2017

Local artists show their painting and pottery in a comfortable setting. My favorite is the western artwork. It includes many unusual pieces that gives Labor Day weekend a new perspective each year. It includes history of the fair and rodeo. This is the place to...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Jan E
Reviewed June 4, 2017

This is a really good small museum and fits right into the town. The gift shop used to be terrific- I would buy great southwestern jewelry there- but they have changed it to be more chi-chi. I thought there were nicely curated objects but I...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank couplessPS
Reviewed May 15, 2017

The Clymer is a small but interesting museum/gallery in downtown Ellensburg. It has a small exhibit on rodeo history, and some some beautiful pieces of Western and Native American Art. The Clymer Museum also has rotating exhibits that change every so often. The reception area...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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