Where the Legend Lives


The cowboys, the Native Americans, the settlers, the mountain men and others who tamed the West...share their adventure through the rotating exhibits on display at the Museum of Western Art where the legend of the American West lives on. The Museum of Western Art is dedicated to the appreciation, presentation and promotion of Western American heritage as expressed through art and artifacts. It is a showcase for Western art and artists, past and present, and provides art and history education for all ages, focusing on the American West.

Date: 10 May 2017
Contact: Stephanie Turnham
Contact: 830.377.6443

Museum of Western Art Issues Call for Artists

The Museum of Western Art announces its 34th Annual Art Sale and Exhibition and invites artists to submit work for inclusion in the show. The date for the exhibition and sale is Saturday, September 16, 2017. Images of all art will be juried and the artist’s registration form needs to be submitted by email to the museum by June 1, 2017. Each image submitted must have a resolution of at least 300dpi in order to use for advertising. The email address is as follows: sturnham@mowatx.com. The exhibition will remain on view and artwork will be available for purchase thru Saturday, October 28, 2017.

The art will be installed as a gallery exhibition. A maximum of three (3) pieces of art by each artist can be exhibited. The art will be sold in a silent auction. The price indicated on the artist’s registration form must include 35% commission retained by the museum on all art works sold, and cannot exceed $5,000. The museum will retain 100% of any amount over the asking price. If a credit card is used to purchase the art, the credit card fee will be split between the artist and the museum. There will be an amount of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) participating artist fee to enter the show.

The deadline to submit entries is June 1, 2017. Please contact the museum at 830.896.2553 or sturnham@mowatx.com to have a Registration Form emailed. The deadline to have approved artwork at the museum is September 5, 2017.

For questions, please call the museum at 830.896.2553.

Date: 28 April 2017
Contact: Stephanie Turnham
Phone: 830.896.2553


The Museum of Western Art is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $15,000 from the Hal and Charlie Peterson Foundation. The grant will go toward operating support for the Museum.

Stephanie Turnham, Executive Director of the Museum, said “We are most grateful to the Foundation for this support, which helps us meet our mission. 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.”

Turnham added, “These funds will not only help us pay our bills, they will also help us purchase supplies and equipment for children’s programs, care for the wonderful collection, and effectively maintain the Museum for future generations to enjoy and learn from.”

The Museum was founded in 1983 by a group of dedicated collectors of Western art. The building itself is an architectural work of art and was one of the last projects of renowned Texas architect, O’Neil Ford. The Museum also includes a large pavilion that can be rented, and has classrooms and beautiful grounds filled with bronze sculptures.

The Museum of Western Art is located at 1550 Bandera Highway. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call 896.2553, or visit www.museumofwesternart.com

Date: 25 April 2017
Contact: Stephanie Turnham
Phone: 830.896.2553


The Museum of Western Art will host its Artist of the Month reception on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. with impressionist painter Margie Barker. Non-museum members are invited to attend the wine and cheese reception with a suggested donation of $10; museum members, of course, attend at no charge.

Margie Barker, whose work can be seen at Rivers Edge Gallery, is from Helotes and is 81 years young. Her work is based upon Texas landscapes painted in acrylic in an impressionist manner. J.R. Mooney Galleries of Boerne said, “after having two cataract surgeries in the early part of 2015, Barker’s paintings have a new sense of vitality mixed with unquestionable accuracy and detail.”

The award-winning Museum of Western Art is located at 1550 Bandera Highway in Kerrville. Hours are 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, please call 830.896.2553.


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