Established in 1982, the Sid Richardson Museum features paintings by Frederic Remington (1861-1909) and Charles M. Russell (1864-1926) of the 19th century American West during westward expansion. The legendary Texas oilman and philanthropist, Sid W. Richardson (1891-1959), amassed one of the most significant private collections of Remington and Russell in the United States. Other painters in the collection include works by other “old masters” of Western art: Oscar E. Berninghaus, a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists; Peter Moran; Charles Schreyvogel; Frank Tenney Johnson; William R. Leigh; Edwin W. Deming; Gilbert Gaul; and Charles F. Browne.
In the exhibition Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story, which runs from January 15 through June 19, 2016, trace the path of the Lonesome Dove story from Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the original movie script to the legendary miniseries. Explore the 19th century American West through paintings and bronzes by Remington and Russell, a cowboy’s cattle-drive diary and works from the Lonesome Dove production archives.
Admission is free to the museum and open daily except for major holidays. Free valet parking is available in Sundance Square. Visit the website for information about free docent-guided tours, programs, lectures, and the Museum Store.
309 Main St.
Fort Worth TX, 76102
Open Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Fri. & Sat. 9 am – 8 pm; Sun. noon – 5:00 pm. Free admission.