Booth Western Art Museum
See America's Story at Booth Western Art Museum
501 Museum Dr
Cartersville GA 30120
The Booth Western Art Museum houses the largest permanent exhibition space
for Western art in the United States and is the second largest art museum
in Georgia. Additional accolades include being a
Smithsonian Institution Affiliate
and inclusion in the Museums West consortium. The 120,000 square foot
museum allows visitors to
See America's Story
through Contemporary Western art, Civil War art, more than 200 Native
American artifacts, a Presidential Gallery, and the Sagebrush Ranch -
an interactive children's gallery.
With an emphasis on Western artwork, much of the museum depicts Western
culture as seen through the eyes of artists from the 19th, 20th, and 21st
centuries. Visitors viewing paintings and sculpture in the Enduring Traditions
gallery experience a 100 year overview of early Western art with examples
of work by George Catlin, Charles M. Russell, Frederic Remington and more.
This historic overview provides the perfect jumping off point to explore
the museum's premier collection of work by living artists including
Howard Terpning, Ken Riley, Martin Grelie and others, as well as contemporary
trendsetters Thom Ross, Nelson Boren, Billy Scheck, Donna Howell-Sickles,
and many more. A two-story sculpture court, two authentic stage coaches,
and more than 200 Native American artifacts round out the story of the
historic American West.
The museum also boasts a Presidential gallery with a photograph and original
signed letter from all 43 United States Presidents, and a Civil War gallery
which chronicles the greatest conflict in our nation's history. Sagebrush
Ranch has interactive and educational exhibits related to art and Western
culture, which visitors of all ages find both entertaining and enlightening.
See the West at its best in Cartersville, Georgia
Temporary and special exhibition galleries host traveling art exhibitions
throughout the year. Additional features include a 250-seat banquet hall
available for special events; a 140-seat theater available for lectures,
artist's discussions, roundtable panels and film screenings; and an
orientation theatre where the award-winning film
The American West
is shown throughout the day.
Be sure to visit to the museum shop for books on art and Western culture,
as well as prints and other items featuring Western art images. Museum
members and visitors may enjoy coffee, pastries and light lunches in the cafe.
Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-8
p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Members free, $10 adults, $8 senior citizens age 65+, $7 students, children
ages 12 & under and military with ID admitted free.
To learn more about the events and exhibits happening at the Booth Western
Art Museum see
I-75 Exit 288, GA 113 south (due west), approximately 2 miles to downtown
Cartersville. Turn right on Gilmer Street. Museum is two blocks ahead
on the left. Parking is on the right.