Sid Richardson Museum
309 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX, USA
www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org - (817) 332-6554
Sid Richardson Museum Fort Worth Reviews
A gem of a museum May 12, 2010
The Sid Richardson Museum displays a collection of Western art by American painters Frederic Remington (1861-1909) and Charles M. Russell (1864-1926). A few additional Western paintings by contemporaries of Remington and Russell are also on display. The paintings were acquired by Texas oilman Sid Richardson between 1942 and 1959.
Thirty-nine paintings from the collection are on display at any one time in two galleries. A complimentary Gallery Guide discusses the careers of the painters and each work on display is described in detail. Both artists lived in the West and Russell worked as a cowboy. Both drew upon their experiences and stories they heard as inspiration for their work. Much of their art set the image of the Old West.
It's very interesting to see these paintings and compare the work of the two artists. Impressionism, abstract images of secondary figures, night scenes, and changing images of Native Americans are all present to consider. I felt I learned much about the two artists from my visit.
Admission is free. Photography is not permitted. Highly recommended.
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