Museum of Western Art
1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028 - United States
The Museum of Western Art has been ranked in the top western art museums by True West Magazine for two years in a row. The museum is dedicated to excellence in the collection, preservation, and promotion of Western Heritage and the education and cultural enrichment of our diverse audiences.
The Museum of Western Art is located in Kerrville in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, just an hour's drive from San Antonio. Our permanent collection is a treasure trove of works from both historic and contemporary masters. Historic works in the collection include those from George Phippen, Fred Herman, J.H. Sharp, and Oscar Berninghaus, while contemporary artists include Oreland Joe, Jason Scull, Roy Anderson, Robert Pummill, and Bill Nebeker. An onsite Western research library includes 6,000 volumes and periodicals and the Journey West Children's Gallery features an interactive display of life on the Western trail.
On display on Museum Day will be Luckenbach Legacy: Hondo's Daughter, Becky Crouch Patterson. Hondo Crouch was the self-proclaimed mayor of Luckenbach, Texas, the town made famous in the Waylon Jennings song, "Let's Go to Luckenbach, Texas". The exhibit features his daughter Becky's original oils, custom tapestries, custom boots and attire, pls artifacts of old Luckenbach. In addition, many masters from our permanent collection are on display. We also have the Journey West Children's Gallery, popular with youngsters under 12.
The museum grounds feature many larger-than-lifesize bronze statues including the latest acquisition, "Touching the Sun" by T.D. Kelsey, a well-respected artist and member of the Cowboy Artists of America.
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