Snowy Range Pass

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Booth Western Art Museum

While at the ACOE campground, we saw an ad for this museum in Cartersville, GA claiming to be the largest western art collection in the country.  I certainly was skeptical about that after having been in many impressive such museums in the western states.  We decided to head into town to check it out. When we arrived at the large parking lot loaded with school buses, it was clear this was a locally popular place.  The museum was opened in 2003 and was a very impressive structure from the outside.  We were to learn that is has 80,000 SQ FT of floor space.

While I cannot vouch for the" largest" claim, it was a wonderful museum both in the quality of the art and other displays, but in the construction and layout of the building, as well.  I can highly recommend it and we will be back again. The web site gives a really good summary of what you will find here.

The museum

The classics

War is Hell

Native Americans by John Coleman

Contemporary art

The end


Laura Skjenna said...

fantastic display.

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

That does look like an impressive collection of western art. We'll have to stop in and check it out.
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Linda said...

What an amazing place! I love this series, thank you so much for sharing.

Luci & Loree said...

That looks like a wonderful place!

Erin Erkun said...

Very impressive ... and I like that they allow photography!

Gypsy said...

What a museum! I especially love the American Indian pictures & displays.

Sherry said...

Wow that's quite a collection. What a great find. I tend to come back later in the day if I see a parking lot with school buses in it but it looks like the kids didn't take over the museum. The cowboy leaning against the fence looks absolutely real. The veins in his hands. Great pictures. Thanks for showing it to me.

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Cool header photo!

I would love to visit this museum. Thanks for sharing so many photos. love looking at them.

Wanderin' said...

WOW! I love the photos and I love your header.

Gail Houle said...

Amazing! Would love to see this some day!

Bob and Jo said...

I too was skeptical, but then I saw the photos. Added to our list.

John Hedges said...

Thanks for the tour. Looks like a nice collection.