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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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  • We have never visited the Booth Museum. It is very large. The permanent collection covers all kinds of western and Civil War art. I recommend the museum highlights tour offered at 1:30. Docent Beth... 
    We have never visited the Booth Museum. It is very large. The permanent collection covers all kinds of western and Civil War art. I recommend the museum highlights tour offered at 1:30. Docent Beth...  more »
  • We had not visited this museum for several years. It is a not-insignificant drive for us, so we needed some extra motivation. They had advertised 2 - 3 small temporary exhibits, at least one of... 
    We had not visited this museum for several years. It is a not-insignificant drive for us, so we needed some extra motivation. They had advertised 2 - 3 small temporary exhibits, at least one of...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Great Western Art!!! Takes more than one visit to see it all. I love the photography section. Right now they have a Kenny Roger's collection. Super cool!

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