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Sid Richardson Museum, Fort Worth

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The Sid Richardson Museum is located in historic Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Texas, and features permanent and special exhibitions of paintings by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, as well as other late 19th and early 20th-century artists who worked in the American West. The works reflect both the artistic visions and realities of the American West, and were part of the personal collection of the late oilman and philanthropist, Sid Williams Richardson, (1891-1959). The paintings were acquired by him primarily through Newhouse Galleries in New York from 1942 until 1959. In addition to Remington and Russell, the collection includes works by 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.
Opened in 1982, the museum is housed in a replica of an 1895 building in an area of restored turn-of-the-century buildings in downtown Fort Worth. The site was chosen by the Sid Richardson Foundation trustees both for its convenience to downtown visitors and workers and for the historic atmosphere of the area.

The Museum offers tours and a variety of educational programs and events for adults, children and families including lectures, movies, hands on studio activities, and more. Tours are available to visitors, school and community groups. A virtual tour is available on the museum's website. Admission is always free.

In 2006 the Sid Richardson Museum (formerly the Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art) reopened a newly renovated space that featured expanded exhibition, educational and retail space and facilities. In 2020, the museum renovated its retail space to create an introductory gallery to the collection.

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  • An incredible compilation of quality artworks that are so engaging and unique. An absolutely stunning presentation.  more »
  • While we were there, many visitors were told, albeit kindly, to step further back away from their paintings.....one man was so mad, he yelled at the guard & walked out. Oh well...... Massive...  more »
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  • It's a FREE Museum, so was the art museum. Fort Worth, Texas is a treasure no one has told me about!🤔😢 I'm glad the Monet exhibit drew me here and I explored further! Anyway....beautiful western art!
  • We just stumbled onto the Sid Richardson Museum strolling around downtown Ft. Worth on a nice late winter afternoon. One of us (me) is a huge Charlie Russell fan so were for sure going to go in and see what sort of a place this was when we noticed it was free. An art museum in downtown Fr. Worth with originals paintings by the two most famous western artists of all time and free!!! That alone is worth five stars. The museum is small - basically just two rooms but the collection is incredible. The staff were genuinely friendly and helpful. The building is entered through the gift shop (of course! - I think it's some sort of Museum rule that the patrons must enter or leave through the gift shop) and the gift shop was almost as much fun as the museum. It was small also but filled with some very nice items, many locally made, and quite reasonably priced. It also had a small but very nice collection of western books, art and otherwise. Don't go in looking for a souvenir trinket. I didn't notice one in the whole shop. A downtown Ft. Worth must see.

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