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The Museum of Western Art

1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028
+1 830-896-2553
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A little disappointing

I went to a social event at the Museum of Western Art, after not having visited it for several... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathleen C
via mobile
Cowboys, Indians, and Phil Latham

Okay. So I step into this brightly lit museum and begin to look around. The air is cool inside... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PaleoGypsy
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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 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to a social event at the Museum of Western Art, after not having visited it for several years. Maybe they were between exhibits, but the lack of really good artwork , in my opinion , was surprising. It may also have been that...More

Thank Kathleen C
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for coming to visit us. You are actually correct; last week we were in the midst of changing our special exhibits out so you may not have seen us at our very best. Right now, however, our new Artist of the Month exhibit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay. So I step into this brightly lit museum and begin to look around. The air is cool inside, and it feels so good. It is a stinging, 105 degrees outside. Out of nowhere appears a tall gentleman by the name of Phil Latham. He...More

Thank PaleoGypsy
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

How wonderful! Thank you for writing such a nice review and for recognizing the talents of our amazing volunteer, Phil Latham. Phil, along with many of our volunteer team, wants every visitor to leave with an appreciation of what the old west was like and...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

We were very impressed with the building and its lovely setting. The western collection is very nice with sculptures, paintings, and photographs. There is also a chuck wagon that's fun to see. Very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly staff.More

Thank fbglove
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We're so pleased you found us and enjoyed all our beautiful art and western artifacts. Your compliments to our staff and volunteers will be shared with them -- every one of our team wants each visitor to leave with great memories....More

Reviewed 30 June 2017

Never fear that you won't find plenty to love here even if you are not already a western art lover. By the time you leave, you will relate to it and admire the outstanding quality of the art displayed here. You will see the stories...More

Thank Marjous
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you so much! We appreciate your kind words so others will come to realize what a wonderful museum we have right here in Kerrville. We're glad you were able to see the Vaquero exhibit; it indeed is remarkable and tells the story of the...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

wonderful paintings to look at or buy. Rita Morris is the Artist of the Month, her works are fantastic. Permanent collection is very high quality.More

Thank aannddyy2017
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thank you so much -- we're delighted that you came by and were able to enjoy the exceptional works of Rita Morris, our Artist of the Month. We appreciation your compliments on our permanent collection and do hope you'll be back to see us throughout...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

We stopped by on a rainy day while in Kerrville. We were greeted by some of the nicest staff anywhere. Their enthusiasm was contagious and we really enjoyed looking at a variety of western paintings and sculpture. The building itself was also something to admire...More

Thank Diane R
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you so much! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us - and so glad you had chance to meet our artist of the month. Please do stop by the next time you're in Kerrville - our exhibits do change frequently! Stephanie Turnham

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous. Gets better every time I visit. Special exhibits always interesting and I enjoy the artist's receptions.

Thank fourdogranch
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum and are so pleased that you attend our artist's receptions to learn more about their exceptional work. We look forward to having you with us again and appreciate your kind words. Sincerely, Stephanie Turnham

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Although it's small, this is a very good place to go to view art by western artists. It is very open and well done.

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

Thank you for taking time to visit us and enjoy our exhibits and grounds. We're so pleased you wrote to let others know the museum has a lot to offer.

Reviewed 4 May 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 21 May 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 20 April 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 25 April 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

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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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