The Sid Richardson Museum opened in 1982 within the historic Sundance Square. After a 14 month renovation, the art museum reopened in 2006 with an additional 30% square footage, enhanced Gallery and educational spaces, and a new windowed facade. The museum embraced its Texas roots by incorporating red granite from the Texas Hill Country and is ornamented with bronze brass buffalo medallions.
An expansion in 2013 offered more exhibit space, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy a extensive collection of works by artists like Oscar E. Berninghaus, Charles F. Browne, Edwin W. Deming, William Gilbert Gaul, Peter Hurd, Frank Tenney Johnson, William R. Leigh, Peter Moran and Charles Schreyvogel.
Highlights of the museum's collection include permanent and special
exhibitions of paintings by the premier Western artists, Frederic Remington
and Charles M. Russell. The collection of works are part of the legacy of
the late oilman and philanthropist, Sid Williams Richardson, who died in
Among the exhibits to enjoy in the coming year are Take Two: George Catlin Revisits the West, which includes 17 paintings from George Catlin's Cartoon Collection. The works by George Catlin portray the cultural life of the Native Americans he encountered in his travels in the 1830s. You'll find 4 rare Catlin illustrated books and Buffalo Hunt, as well as a bronze sculpture by Charles M. Russell. Included in the exhibit is also a selection of paintings from the Museum's permanent collection, by Frederic Remington, Charles. M. Russell, and others, is also included.
By Josh Schubert
The museum is free to explore, and located in the heart of Sundance Square, boasts paintings by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and other premier Western artists. Learn more about the current and upcoming exhibits by calling 817-332-6554 or visit www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org.