Booth Western Art Museum Cartersville Georgia

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BOOTH Western Art Museum - Cartersville, Georgia

Date: 10th April 2016

When my friends suggested a visit to this Museum, I had no idea what to expect. It was magnificent and is dedicated to the Civil War, the settlement of the United States, the Indian Tribes (and I was astonished to learn that there were over 1000 different ones) and a small section on the Western Movies and their stars like John Wayne.

The layout of the Museum is absolutely superb and for a photographer - a delight. Most of the exhibits, paintings and sculptures were lit in such a way that it was not often the lighting interfered with the photography. I only had to take a few on the slant to avoid reflections of the spotlights.

There were some exquisite sculptures of Indians and wonderfully evocative paintings of the Civil War. There were cabinets displaying superb Indian tribal dress - heavily beaded and totally beautiful.

One Hall had the title - War is Hell and so it was depicted - graphically and movingly. There were some fantastic life size sculptures, both inside and outside the museum and we were free to take photos of everything in the Musuem - without flash. It is interesting that so often it is the visitor who unearths the treasures in a country. I entered into conversation with our guide at the Mitchell House and realising I was so obviously a visitor he asked what else I'd seen. I extolled the wonder of the Booth Museum and, though he had heard of it, he'd never been. After I showed him some of my photos, it is now on his list to visit. And other Americans to whom I spoke had no idea of the Museum's existence. Again I apologise for not being able to upload any photos till I get back home.

One of the magnificent sculputures of an Indian Chief - Pariskaroopa, Two Crows - he was a band chief of the Apsalooka or Crow nation.

BOOTH Western Art Museum - Cartersville, Georgia

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