THE BOOTH WESTERN ART MUSEUM IS NOW A THREE-TIME WINNER OF USA TODAY 10BEST AWARDS
The Booth Western Art Museum was again ranked No. 1 in the Best Art Museum category of the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice awards, according to the program’s editors. This is the third consecutive year that The Booth has been honored to be the winner of not just a niche category, but the winner of all North American art museums.
Booth Museum CEO Seth Hopkins said, “I am once again overwhelmed by the passion, loyalty and enthusiasm shown by the staff, volunteers, members, donors, artists and all people associated with the Booth for helping us win this award for the third consecutive year. To paraphrase writer Ian Fleming, “Once might be luck, twice might be coincidence, but three times is confirmation”, that we have the basis county’s most passionate and engaged fan base. We thank them all for making this possible. »
According to the editors of USA Today 10Best, “North America is home to some of the most impressive art museums in the world, showcasing some of the most famous and comprehensive collections.” The stand ranked first among such prestigious museums as the American Visionary Art Museum – Baltimore, MD, Kimbell Art Museum – Fort Worth, TX, Heard Museum – Phoenix, AZ, Detroit Institute of Arts – Detroit, MI, IAIA (MoCNA) – Santa Fe, NM, Cleveland Museum of Art – Cleveland, OH, George Eastman Museum – Rochester, NY and the Museum of International Folk Art – Santa Fe, NM.
Located about 30 minutes north of the perimeter of Atlanta, Georgia, The Booth is home to the nation’s largest permanent exhibition space of Western American art. The Booth Western Art Museum is operated under the umbrella of Georgia Museums, Inc., which also includes the Smithsonian-affiliated Tellus Science Museum, the Bartow History Museum, and the new Savoy Automobile Museum.
At the booth, visitors are invited to “see America’s story” through important historical and contemporary Western works of art, from bronze to canvas, and in all styles, from painting to pop art. . Around every corner, oversized artwork and delicate miniatures provide ‘stop in your tracks’ moments depicting iconic cultures, Indigenous peoples, dramatic landscapes and more. Even the soaring sculpture atrium, showcasing both the indoor and outdoor rooms, recreates the high-sky feel of the western plains.
Recognized as one of America’s great art museums, the Booth Western Art Museum has been at the forefront of innovative exhibitions and creative collaborations, resulting in superlatives from art critics and colleagues alike. In addition to this latest 10Best win, his accolades include: Escape to the Southeast “Travel Attraction of the Year” by the Southeast Tourism Society; “Best Western Museum” in America by True West Magazine; among “The Best Museums in the South” by Southern Living; Top 10 of the ranking “30 must-see art museums in the United States” by thecareerartproject.com and one of “5 American Art Museums to Add to Your Bucket List” by thedailyquirk.com.