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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; the only museum of its kind in the Southeastern United States. 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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  • I'm a retired museum director who enjoys visiting other museums of various types when I travel. The Booth Western Art Museum is a stunner. One of four local museums run under the same legal...  more »
  • Very impressive museum in such a rural area. The focus on western history makes this a must see! Very educational. So clean and lightly visited, it make one feel like you are the first patron there...  more »
  • Visitors will enjoy seeing artifacts, paintings, sculptures relate to American's westward expansion period. The 120,000sf facility is inviting, well organized and spotless. You need more than three hours to move around. It closes on Monday and Sunday hours are 1:00 to 5:00 pm It is a must see museum if you love cowboy art and history (especially if you are from AZ 😄)
  • Great museum with a fantastic variety of western art and rotating featured galleries. Only concern I had was that as an affiliate of Smithsonian, I'd hoped to see more art by African American artists and featuring African American subjects. The Smithsonian is the reason I learned (approx) 1 in 3 cowboys was in fact black, and I would like to see more art reflecting history accurately. However, it was still a great place to visit and next time I'm back in Georgia to see my friends I may have to go back!

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