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17 05, 2023

The Storyteller

2023-05-17T08:43:20-05:00May 17th, 2023|0 Comments

Our new exhibit, Charles M. Russell: Storyteller Across Media, focuses on the artist’s talent and ability to tell stories through his art. He communicates his stories through paint, canvas, paper, bronze, and any other material he could find. In the case of one story featured in the exhibit, he retold it through a few different media and compositions. Near the entrance of the exhibition, visitors will encounter a grouping of works related to an event called counting coup. To count coup was a high honor among Plains Indians, and often consisted of touching the enemy with a club or whip [...]

19 04, 2023

The Study of the Night Sky

2023-04-19T08:43:38-05:00April 19th, 2023|0 Comments

“Few who would acquire a knowledge of the heavens, let him give up his days and nights to the marvels of Orion.” - Charles Edward Barns, a writer and hobby astronomer of the late 19th century   Frederic Remington completed over 70 compositions of night scenes from 1900 until his death in 1909. The artist referred to these paintings as his moonlights, and today we refer to them as nocturnes. The Sid Richardson Museum has 5 nocturnes in its collection. Our current show, Night & Day: Frederic Remington’s Final Decade, features 10 of Remington’s night paintings. Nocturnal images were crucial [...]

11 04, 2023

Charles M. Russell: Storyteller Across Media Opens May 11

2023-04-11T15:35:03-05:00April 11th, 2023|0 Comments

For Immediate Release: April 2023 Media Contact: Rachel Trevino, 210-854-8889, rachel@talk-strategy.com. THE ART OF STORYTELLING COMES TO LIFE IN BRONZE SCULPTURES, WATERCOLORS, OIL PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, AND MORE BY “ORIGINAL COWBOY ARTIST” CHARLES M. RUSSELL Charles M. Russell: Storyteller Across Media Opens May 11 at Sid Richardson Museum FORT WORTH, TX - Opening Thursday, May 11, at the Sid Richardson Museum in Fort Worth’s historic Sundance Square, Charles M. Russell: Storyteller Across Media is a new exhibit exploring the art and soul of the American West through the artwork and reflections of famed “cowboy artist” Charles Marion Russell. The exhibit is [...]

10 03, 2023

“Cowboys Are Cash”: Remington & Advertising

2023-04-10T12:59:13-05:00March 10th, 2023|1 Comment

*The following is researched and written by Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Professor of Art History Emeritus, Texas Christian University* Among the striking artworks currently on view in the exhibition Night and Day: Frederic Remington’s Final Decade, I found The Herd Boy (ca. 1905; fig. 1) to be particularly intriguing. I am impressed by how Remington plays off the details of the shivering young man mounted on his scrawny horse against the vagueness of the vast frozen landscape and how the amazingly frenetic brushwork of the windswept foreground contrasts the resigned rootedness of the horse. I am also captivated how Remington suggests [...]

15 02, 2023

Free & Enslaved Black Cowboys

2023-04-10T12:46:26-05:00February 15th, 2023|0 Comments

For over a century, the image associated with the Texas cowboys has been a white man, like those painted by artists Charles Russell and Frederic Remington as found in the Sid Richardson Museum’s collection. Yet, one-quarter of the 35,000 cowboys who participated in cattle drives from Texas between 1866 and 1895 were Black. Less understood or appreciated is that many of these cowboys learned their craft while enslaved.   Charles M. Russell | Cowpunching Sometimes Spells Trouble |  1889 | Oil on canvas | 26 x 41 inches   Where in Texas did many of these Black cowboys [...]

18 01, 2023

From Thin to Thick

2023-01-27T10:16:22-06:00January 18th, 2023|1 Comment

Our current exhibit, Night & Day: Frederic Remington’s Final Decade, follows the progression of color and nuance of brushstroke and surface texture in Remington’s late painting style. The 21 works included cover each year Remington was working in his final ten years. Starting from 1901 as represented by The Old Stage-Coach of the Plains from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, with slate gray and aqua blue to much greener color of night Remington gets to by 1906 as represented by A Taint on the Wind from our collection. The show ends in 1909 as Remington becomes more experimental [...]

21 12, 2022

Congrats, New Docent Class!

2023-01-27T10:12:35-06:00December 21st, 2022|0 Comments

This Fall, the Sid Richardson Museum education staff embarked on an exciting adventure: a new class of docent volunteers!   New docents looking closely at a Charles Russell painting.   Each year, thousands of visitors to Fort Worth visit the Sid Richardson Museum. Docents, professionally trained volunteers who lead tours for adults and children, share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the artworks, providing a valuable service for our art museum. Based upon need, The Sid offers a docent training program in the interpretation of its collection of artworks by Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, and other western artists. Participating [...]

16 11, 2022

Remington: From Illustrator to Fine Artist

2023-01-27T10:03:53-06:00November 16th, 2022|0 Comments

One of the themes of our current exhibit, Night & Day: Frederic Remington’s Final Decade, is that of Remington’s progression from illustrator to fine artist. During his time, in the late 19th and early 20th century, illustrated magazines and books garnered wide popularity in the US, and thus earned the moniker the Golden Age of Illustration. Despite their popularity, being an illustrator did not carry the same status as that of a fine artist painter. In general, illustration during Remington’s time depicted a narrative from the accompanying text, often executed in black and white. Fine art painting was believed to [...]

19 10, 2022

Remington’s Revisions in Bronze

2023-01-27T09:58:51-06:00October 19th, 2022|0 Comments

Within our current exhibit, Night & Day: Frederic Remington’s Final Decade, visitors will observe how the artist returns to compositions and themes first represented in his illustrations and now reimagined as dynamically painted fine works of art. Remington’s habitual patterns of revision extend to his work in three dimensions as seen in the bronze sculptures on display in the front gallery of the museum. Remington modeled 22 subjects for bronze casting from 1895 until his death in 1909. When he started, he used the Henry-Bonnard Bronze Co. to sand cast his first 4 bronze subjects. Then sometime in 1900, Remington [...]

24 09, 2022

Sid Richardson Museum in Ft. Worth Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary with New Exhibit Opening September 24

2023-01-27T09:53:45-06:00September 24th, 2022|0 Comments

For Immediate Release: September 24, 2022 Media Contact: Mariah Contreras, mariah@talk-strategy.com. Sid Richardson Museum in Ft. Worth Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary with New Exhibit Opening September 24 Renowned saddle maker Edward H. Bohlin's parade saddle will be a highlight of the Museum's anniversary celebration. FORT WORTH, TX - This fall, the Sid Richardson Museum celebrates 40 years of serving the Fort Worth community with art of the American West. Opening September 24 at the Sid Richardson Museum, Night & Day: Frederic Remington’s Final Decade presents rare artwork made in the final decade of the iconic Western artist’s life as he shifted [...]