Facts

  • Opened August 2003
  • 120,000 square foot building
  • Only museum of its kind in the Southeast
  • Second largest art museum in the state of Georgia
  • Houses largest permanent exhibition space for Western American art in the country
  • Named an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in August 2006
  • Named for Sam Booth, a mentor to several of the anonymous founders
  • Main art galleries feature Western artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries
  • Permanent Galleries include:
    • American West Gallery, Cowboy Gallery, Faces of the West, Heading West, The Modern West, Sagebrush Ranch, James and Carolyn Millar Presidential Gallery, War is Hell, and a two-story Sculpture Court
  • Temporary Exhibition Galleries include:
    • Special Exhibition Gallery, Temporary Exhibition Gallery
  • Other Building features:
    • Orientation Theatre (seats 60 people)
      • Used for the showing of the Booth’s award winning film “The American West”
        (running time is 15 minutes)
    • Presentation Theatre (seats 140 people)
    • Café
      • Offers light lunches & snacks to guests
      • Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
    • Ballroom
      • Available for event rental
      • Holds up to 275 guests
    • Museum Store
      • Open during all Museum hours
      • Offers books, art prints, children’s items and more
    • Library
      • 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.
      • Available to museum visitors, students, researchers and the public by
        appointment only during Museum hours, Tuesday – Friday (10:00 am –
        5:00 pm).
        Call 770-387-1300 to schedule an appointment.
      • All collections are non-circulating
    • Glass elevator with real weights – one of only two in the country

BUILDING FACTS

  • The original building was designed by the Bergman Group in Miami, FL with Mark Robillard
    Architecture of Canton, GA
  • The building is constructed of Bulgarian limestone
  • Designer Frank Bergman describes the basic shape as a “modern pueblo”
  • The addition was designed by Inox Design Architects of Marietta, GA in association with
    Frank Bergman
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