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“Small gem in Kerrvile”

Museum of Western Art
Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Kerrville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Museum of Western Art, formerly the Cowboy Artist of America Museum, is open daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm except Sunday and Monday. It is a short drive from downtown Kerrville. The grounds are beautiful and a winding drive leads you to the entrance, where larger-than-life style western bronzes beckon picture takers. There are several galleries inside (allow 90 minutes to go through), showcasing artwork by craftsmen and women who devote 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 section of the old west. 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. In addition there are several special art sales and exhibitions throughout the year. The Museum of Western Art is proud to be recipient of the 2015 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.
Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
“Small gem in Kerrvile”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Have visited this small gem in Kerrville, TX several times in recent years. It has an excellent collection of paintings by contemporary Western artists and delightful, talkative, informative local area volunteers who fill in lots of information for you. Get them to tell you about the ceiling architecture, the wagons, and the saddles. Adults should be sure to check the exhibit for young visitors.

Visited March 2014
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andysimon1246, Vice-Chairman of the Board at Museum of Western Art, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Thank you! We do appreciate that you came to visit us and then took time to write how much you've enjoyed our Museum.

You pointed out features we love to call attention to, our galleries, architecture, children's gallery and more. When visitors come, they are usually amazed at what we have here.

We hope the next time you travel to the Hill Country, you'll be back to see us. As you know, exhibits change throughout the year and there is always something new.

Have a nice summer!

Andy Simon
Vice-Chairman
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“Went looking for a piece of family history & found saddle designed by my grandfather”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Wonderful to see saddles made by all western greats. Especially my grandfather, Lewis Smith. My kids also enjoyed the rest of the museum

Visited March 2014
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andysimon1246, Vice-Chairman of the Board at Museum of Western Art, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
How wonderful to read your comments about finding a saddle designed by your grandfather. That is so exciting to hear - and precisely the reason we exist - to preserve the very special western heritage for future generations to enjoy.

Thank you for taking time to visit the museum and we hope you'll come back again. Our exhibits often change and showcase amazing talents.

Sincerely,

Andy Simon
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“Art of cowboys and old west”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Good collection of paintings and sculpture of cowboys in the west. Very interesting building architecture. Art being changed over when we were there, so will have to return to see the permanent collection. Docent very helpful.

Visited April 2014
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andysimon1246, Vice-Chairman of the Board at Museum of Western Art, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank you! We appreciate the time you took to write a review on your visit.

We're sorry we were in the process of changing things over just at the time you came. We appreciate your indulgence that it takes time to put up a new exhibit and hope that you can come back again to see it before it closes on May 24.

Thank you also for the comments on our volunteer docent. We are so fortunate to have so many great people dedicated to the preservation of western art.

Best regards,

Andy Simon for
Museum of Western Art
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San Antonio, Texas
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“A Hidden Treasure In Kerrville”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

If you like Western Art and Texas History, then a trip to the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville is a must. Spend an hour or two viewing the galleries, speaking with knowledgeable guides, and shopping in the gift shop.

Visited July 2013
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andysimon1246, Vice Chairman of the Board at Museum of Western Art, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Thanks so much for writing about your recent visit. We're glad you made the trip up and were able to see all we have to offer.

You're right - we do have a lot of treasures here in the form of artwork depicting our western heritage. Our exhibits do change, so we hope you'll stay in touch on our Facebook page and learn what's new.

Again, we appreciate your comments.

Andy Simon for
Museum of Western Art
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Lufkin, Texas
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“Awesome museum ”
Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

Very nice western museum! Older gentleman who worked there helped us! Loved the children's section love the clothes you could put on! Very nice art and sculptures' overall awesome place

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andysimon1246, Vice Chairman of the Board at Museum of Western Art, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Thank you! We're so pleased you had time to visit us recently and to hear your comments about the museum.

We're glad you enjoy our exhibit area and so pleased that our children's Journey West gallery was a hit! It is fun!

Hopefully you heard that our exhibits do change, so we hope you'll return again. Stay up to date with our Facebook page or sign up on our web page for emails.

Again, thanks.
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