After amassing his fortune, oil tycoon Sid Richardson was able to indulge his interest in cattle and horses, acquiring large ranching operations both in Texas and Oklahoma. In 1942, Sid Richardson turned his attention to collecting the works of the artists whom he felt best portrayed the West he knew and loved, Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. Over the years, he built his portfolio of Western art masterpieces that are on display at the museum today.

Current Exhibit


IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT: Winslow Homer & Frederic Remington

Past Exhibits

A Fortune In Oils: Sid Richardson’s Personal Collection

September 14, 2019 – March 8, 2020

A personal look at the museum’s namesake, interweaving Sid Richardson’s collection of Western masterworks with rarely seen artifacts including letters, objects, photographs, and articles published during Sid’s lifetime.

Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East

September 14, 2018 – September 8, 2019

A surprising look at Eastern subjects by Western master Frederic Remington, depicting his home region of New York State.

The Collection

Permanent Collection