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Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville

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Booth Western Art Museum, located in Cartersville, Georgia, is a museum dedicated to the Western United States; one of only two museums of its kind in the Southeastern United States, the other being the James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg, FL. The Booth opened its doors in August 2003 with 80,000 square feet (7,400 m2) of contemporary art, illustration, movie posters, Civil War art, Indigenous Art and depiction, Presidential portraits and letters, authentic stagecoaches, and an interactive hands-on gallery for children based on a working ranch. A 40,000-square-foot (3,700 m2) expansion, complete in October 2009, doubled the Museum’s exhibition space allowing for even more Western artwork to be displayed. Now at 120,000 square feet (11,000 m2), Booth Museum is the second largest art museum in Georgia, and houses the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the country, with examples of early Western artists such as George Caitlin, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, and others. However, the core of the collection is built around living masters of traditional Western imagery such as Howard Terpning, Ken Riley, and G. Harvey, as well as more contemporary artists like Ed Mell, Thom Ross, Donna Howell-Sickles, Kim Wiggins and others.

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  • Friends told me for years that I needed to go to the Booth (I live in Atlanta, 45 minutes away), that it was really outstanding, and that I would thoroughly enjoy the experience even though I wasn’t.....  more
    Friends told me for years that I needed to go to the Booth (I live in Atlanta, 45 minutes away), that it was really outstanding, and that I would thoroughly enjoy the experience even though I wasn’t.....  more »
  • I have seen a lot of Western art and went with low expectations. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and diversity of the art - painting and sculpture. Sorry the tour didn't fit into our... 
    I have seen a lot of Western art and went with low expectations. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and diversity of the art - painting and sculpture. Sorry the tour didn't fit into our...  more »
  • We were overwhelmed by the experience.. a fabulous collection of art and a lovely spot for lunch as well..we drove from Chattanooga to see and I am ever so glas we did 
    We were overwhelmed by the experience.. a fabulous collection of art and a lovely spot for lunch as well..we drove from Chattanooga to see and I am ever so glas we did  more »
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  • I thought it was a very good experience. The people that took up tickets were very kind and courteous. The overall atmosphere was very organized. I enjoyed the exhibits. especially enjoyed the Kenny Rogers photograph experience. Due to intellectual property restrictions I was only able to put two photos out that fall under public domain.
  • Absolutely beautiful museum! So lucky we live so close. My 7 year old son request to go often and loves browsing all the paintings and statues!
  • This place was a wealth of historical information and facts. I really enjoyed the interaction with the staff especially with the guard Larry! Fun and interesting place to visit. Will be back. Definitely worth it!!
  • Very nice museum, all western art except one gallery of USA presidents. Some sculptures. Spacious grounds and building with good elevators and restrooms. Small cafe, did not visit. Located just north of downtown, close to restaurants and shops.
  • Wonderful museum! The entry fee is reasonable at $13 per adult, and there is plenty of free parking. The outdoor sculpture tour is free and takes place in the morning, we missed it unfortunately. There is a funky little kids area on the lowest level with books and things to climb on - we walked through it and thought it was a nice touch. On the main level and upper floor there are numerous galleries. The presidential section with letters was particularly unique to us. We thoroughly enjoyed the blend of Western art and history lessons. There are paintings, sculptures of varying mediums, photographs, clothing, baskets, two coaches, among other art related materials. There is an elevator available as well as stairs. We loved our visit and definitely recommend it!

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