Current Exhibit

Exhibit

PICTURING THE AMERICAN WEST

The Sid Richardson Museum Virtual Tour

Ride along with the risk-takers and romantics of the American West captured on canvas and brought to life in vivid detail. This 360-degree exploration delves into the artists who captured the American frontier in paint and bronze through this exceptional collection of artworks by premiere Western artists. Experience the thematic exhibit, Picturing the American West. See what it’s all about, and transport with a simple click to an imaginative world of the American West.

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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.

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.

Frederic Remington: Altered States

August 31, 2017 – September 9, 2018

A unique look at forgeries and fakes, told through three paintings from the Sid Richardson Museum’s permanent collection.

Hide & Horn On The Chisholm Trail

January 6, 2017 – August 27, 2017

Archival documents and works of art mark the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail cattle drive.

Legacy

June 25, 2016 – September 9, 2018

Familiar and rarely seen works illustrate the culture clashes and conflict that defined the American West.      

Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story

January 15 – June 19, 2016

Masterworks of the American West alongside production materials trace the story of the creation and filming of Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove.

Remington & Russell, Retold

June 6, 2015 – January 9, 2016

The vitality, romance, and drama of the American West as depicted through the works of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell.

Take Two: George Catlin Revisits The West

September 25, 2014 – May 31, 2015

Seventeen paintings from George Catlin’s Indian Gallery demonstrate his vision as both historian and artist.

Western Treasures

September 19, 2013 – September 14, 2014

Founding paintings from Sid Richardson’s collection and rarely shown pieces from private collections tell the story of the American West.

Violent Motion: Frederic Remington’s Artistry in Bronze

November 8, 2012 – August 11, 2013

Iconic and rarely seen bronze sculptures by Frederic Remington demonstrate his eye and skill for capturing movement.

Charles M. Russell: Watercolorist

February 11, 2012 – May 13, 2012

Sixteen rarely seen watercolors reveal Charles M. Russell’s mastery of the medium.