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



Past Exhibits

IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT: Winslow Homer & Frederic Remington

March 14, 2020 – March 12, 2021

A rare opportunity to examine works by Winslow Homer, considered by many to be the greatest American artist of the late nineteenth century, alongside the works of Frederic Remington, the premier painter of the West; focusing on illustration, each artist’s use of character types, and their ability to manipulate the setting of their works with dramatic, painterly effects.

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.

The Collection

Permanent Collection