Opened in 2003, the Booth Western Art Museum contains the largest exhibition space for Western art in the country. At 120,000 square feet, it is also the second largest museum in Georgia. Its permanent collection consists of contemporary and historical Western art, Civil War artwork, presidential portraits and letters, movie posters, and illustrations. In addition this art, the museum also houses books, periodicals, manuscripts and oral histories. The museum is named after Sam Booth, who was a mentor to some of the anonymous donors who funded the museum's construction. Lectures are also held at the museum and people of all ages can take advantage of the various educational programs the museum offers.