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The Museum of Western Art

1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028-9547
+1 830-896-2553
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The annual party was GREAT!!!

The party was indoors this year and that made it more cozy and comfortable. Absolutely no... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kerrvillepilot
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Houston, Texas
Nice way to spend a day...

This museum is absolutely wonderful. The building's architecture, grounds and exhibits are ALL... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
NamasteAustin
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Austin
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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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1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028-9547
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The party was indoors this year and that made it more cozy and comfortable. Absolutely no complaints, the food and drinks were great, the companionship was wonderful and the art was especially nice. Bought several pieces and loved the raffle for the wine baskets.

Thank Kerrvillepilot
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is absolutely wonderful. The building's architecture, grounds and exhibits are ALL enjoyable and worth seeing, especially if you have no previous exposure to Western art. The Director is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and always eager to answer questions about the museum. Make it a point...More

Thank NamasteAustin
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited Lost Maples in the Hill Country, stayed in Hunt, TX. After our visit to Lost Maples decided to visit this great museum. There are very interesting artifacts from the mid-1800s (wagon and stagecoach) and also a fine sample of sculptures, paints, and saddles. The...More

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Central Texas and tell all my friends and family what a treasure we have in Kerrville. Folks I encounter who have been to the Museum have always had a pleasant experience on their visit. The amazing pieces are the first thing mentioned,...More

Thank Michael B
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you! We're so glad you enjoy visiting beautiful Kerrville and have found our museum to be amazing. You're so right - the building itself is very special and we surround ourselves with beautiful grounds overlooking Kerrville. Since our exhibits do change throughout the year,...More

Reviewed October 13, 2017

This is a neat museum that has a wide range of western art and period pieces. There are two wagons inside, various Texas flags throughout history, a library, many paintings, an old desk, and small gun collection. They also have a gift shop. Outside are...More

Thank Steve D
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you! We're so pleased you came by to see our wonderful museum and then took time to share your thoughts. Your comments and compliments are so appreciated, and we're glad you enjoyed reliving our western heritage through our art and artifacts. Our exhibits do...More

Reviewed September 7, 2017

This museum has many wonderful pieces of art in a variety of media. The building is light-filled and the art is very well presented. The outdoor sculptures are really special as well. We have visited on more than one occasion and we have attended evening...More

Thank NancyVeeVee
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2017

Thank you! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum and are so pleased you recommend us to others who visit beautiful Kerrville. In addition to our permanent collection, we have special exhibits throughout the year so we do hope you'll stop back the...More

Reviewed August 19, 2017

Worth the visit if you are interested in true Western art. Museum is easily reached from Hwy 153 about 15 minutes from I-10. Staff is eager to please, plenty of parking, neat and clean facilityMore

Thank Gary N
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

Thank you so much for visiting us and taking time to write about your experience. We're so pleased you enjoyed our permanent collection and special exhibits. We want everyone to come to appreciate our western heritage and it's through visitors like you who help us...More

Reviewed July 31, 2017 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 August 12, 2017

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 July 31, 2017 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

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2017

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 July 3, 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 July 25, 2017

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

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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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