The Museum of Western Art’s permanent collection is a testament to cowboy artists working from the mid-20th century to today. The collection includes approximately 150 sculptures, 250 paintings and many artifacts. Some of the artists represented include the Taos School (i.e. Oscar Berninghaus). The Museum has many works by both deceased and living western artists – Roy Andersen, Wayne Baize, Joe Beeler, James Boren, Eanger Irving Couse, Fred Fellows, Bruce Greene, John W. Hampton, Fred Harman, Oreland Joe, Robert Lougheed, Bill Moyers, Bill Owen, George Phippen, Robert Pummill, Todd Richardson, Gordon Snidow, Grand Speed, Fritz White and many more.
The Museum always holds as part of its permanent collection an extensive research library, which includes over 6000 volumes and an equal number of periodicals. These cover everything to do with the West – history, art railroads, cattle drives – and include the specific history of the artists whose works are in the vaults.
Journey West: Children’s Gallery
In 2005, proceeds from the Hill Country Charity Ball Association, Inc., allowed the Museum to create and install The Journey West exhibition in the Children’s Gallery. This interactive exhibit follows a family heading West through the eyes of the daughter of the family and the diary she keeps. The exhibit allows children to try on period clothing, experience a teepee, and learn about wagon living on the trail.
Top Photo: “Sky Mountain Sagebrush in Bloom” – Oscar E. Berninghaus
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The Museum of Western Art is a member of the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce, Texas Association of Museums, The American Alliance of Museums, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, which qualifies for matching grants. Donations are deductible according to current IRS regulations.
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