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We Invite You
To Explore The West
Without Leaving
The South.

Thank you for your interest in the Booth Western Art Museum in downtown Cartersville. This 80,000 square foot Museum opened in August 2003 with main galleries featuring contemporary Western American art. Other galleries feature Civil War art, Presidential portraits and letters, Western movie posters, and Western illustration.

Sagebrush Ranch is an interactive gallery where children of all ages can learn about art and Western America. The Museum’s Special Exhibit Gallery hosts three to five temporary exhibits per year.

The Museum Store offers books on art and the West, as well as prints and other items featuring Western American art images. The Café offers light lunches to guests and members visiting the Museum. A multimedia theatre, with seating for 60, shows the orientation film “The American West” every 20 minutes.

To view a "Parent’s Activity Guide for Exploring Sagebrush Ranch With Your Child", click here.

Booth Museum Fact Sheet

• Opened August 2003

• 80,000 square foot building with an additional 30,000 to be added (construction began August 2007)

• Only museum of its kind in the Southeast

• Second largest art museum in the state of Georgia

• Named an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in August 2006

• Named for Sam Booth

• Main art galleries feature primarily Western artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries

• Permanent Galleries include: American West Gallery, Cowboy Gallery, Mythic West, The Reel West, Sagebrush Ranch, James and Carolyn Millar Presidential Gallery, War is Hell

• Temporary Exhibition Galleries include: Special Exhibition Gallery, Borderlands Gallery, Theatre Lobby Gallery

Other features:
• Orientation Theatre (seats 60 people) - Used for the showing of the Booth’s film “The American West” (running time is 15 minutes)
• Presentation Theatre (seats 140 people)
• Café
• Museum Store
• Library - Functions as a reference library for Western American art, culture and history. The Library also has small collections of reference materials on Civil War history, United States presidential history, and local history that support the collections of the Booth Western Art Museum.