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 Exhibits


May 3, 2024 – April 2025

Past Exhibits

Night & Day: Frederic Remington’s Final Decade

September 24, 2022 – April 30, 2023

This exhibition explores works made in the final decade of Frederic Remington’s life, when the artist alternated his canvases between the color dominant palettes of blue-green and yellow-orange. In these late works, he strove to revise his color palette, compositional structure, and brushwork as he set his Western subjects under an interchanging backdrop of the shadows of night and the dazzling light of day.

Charles M. Russell: Storyteller Across Media

May 11, 2023 – April 22, 2024

Explore the art and soul of the American West through the artwork and reflections of famed “cowboy artist” Charles Marion Russell. This 360-degree exploration delves into the artist’s subjects, from his early days telling stories around the campfire as a night herder, to spinning yarns for guests on pack rides through national parks. 

The Collection

Permanent Collection