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19 08, 2019

“A Fortune in Oils: Sid Richardson’s Personal Collection” Debuts at Sid Richardson Museum

2020-01-22T09:23:55-06:00August 19th, 2019|Comments Off on “A Fortune in Oils: Sid Richardson’s Personal Collection” Debuts at Sid Richardson Museum

For Immediate Release:  August 19, 2019 Media Contact: Lindsey Campbell, 210-223-2772 “A Fortune in Oils: Sid Richardson’s Personal Collection” Debuts at Sid Richardson Museum Special exhibit features a rarely seen look at the life of the man dubbed the “billionaire bachelor” (FORT WORTH, TX) – The Sid Richardson Museum is presenting a special exhibit to give visitors a more personal look at its namesake, Sid Williams Richardson. The limited-run exhibit, "A Fortune in Oils: Sid Richardson’s Personal Collection," will debut September 14, 2019 and will be on display through March 2020. "A Fortune in Oils" interweaves Richardson’s personal collection of Western [...]

16 08, 2019

A Fortune in Oils

2020-01-22T09:23:36-06:00August 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Opening September 14, 2019, A Fortune in Oils: Sid Richardson's Personal Collection is a special exhibition that honors Sid Williams Richardson (1891-1959), who left a legacy through his personal collection of western masterworks and the foundation he established in 1947. Woven through the letters, photographs, publications, and his beloved paintings on display is the story of a plain-spoken, unpretentious, and intensely private man whose wealth, earned principally from West Texas petroleum, enabled him to pursue his interests as a cattleman, philanthropist, and collector of paintings. Peter Hurd, Portrait of Sid Richardson, 1958, Oil on panel, 32 x 48 inches [...]

23 07, 2019

Sid Richardson Museum Names Scott Winterrowd Director

2020-01-22T09:21:14-06:00July 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Sid Richardson Museum Names Scott Winterrowd Director

For Immediate Release:  July 23, 2019 Media Contact: Scott Winterrowd, 817.332.6554 Sid Richardson Museum Names Scott Winterrowd Director (FORT WORTH, TX) – Scott Winterrowd has been appointed director of the Sid Richardson Museum, effective July 1, 2019. He succeeds Mary E. Burke, who will assist with the leadership transition and retire August 31st after having directed the museum since January of 2012. "Scott Winterrowd is a widely-recognized leader in the field of museum education. He has a distinguished record of service spanning 24 years at some of our nation’s finest museums. He is well- prepared to lead the strong team [...]

17 07, 2019

The Great Outdoors

2020-05-28T18:18:00-05:00July 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Whether through canoeing, hiking, or camping, Frederic Remington was a man who loved the outdoors. The artist once wrote a friend, “if I had money enough I would live in a bark camp the year round.” The artworks on display in our current exhibit, Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East, depict landscapes with which the artist was familiar and personally enjoyed, from forested fields to choppy river waters. Thus the theme for this year’s Summer Camp @ The Sid: The Great Outdoors. During Summer Camp, our junior campers explored the many facets of our collection and special exhibition: looking for all [...]

10 06, 2019

Remington’s Fortress of Rest

2020-01-22T09:18:24-06:00June 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Although Remington spent his childhood growing up in rural Ogdenburg, New York, as a young man he quickly made his way to New York City where he spent most of his career. As he matured, Remington divided his time between the city and the country, which in this case was his childhood home in a region of New York state that's referred to as the North Country. By 1900, he had purchased an island in the North Country on the St. Lawrence River, an island he called Ingleneuk. Chippewa Bay, Frederic Remington Art Museum “I am in Chippewa Bay 10 [...]

15 05, 2019

The Yale Alumnus

2020-01-22T09:15:57-06:00May 15th, 2019|0 Comments

In the spring of 1878, Remington wrote to his Uncle Horace Sackrider, “I am going to try and get into Cornell College this coming June and if I succeed will be a Journalist. I mean to study for an artist anyhow, whether I ever make a success of it or not.” Unfortunately for Remington, Cornell University did not have a journalism department at that time. Fortunately for us, Remington enrolled in the newly created School of Fine Arts at Yale instead. Our blog featured a previous post about Remington’s time at Yale, which was short. His collegiate career last about [...]

17 04, 2019

For the Love of Birch Bark

2020-01-22T09:13:48-06:00April 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Remington loved canoeing. Despite his weight gain in his later years, which kept him from his love of horse riding, he quipped that he could always float. “If properly equipped, a man who sits at a desk the year through can find no happier days than he will in his canoe when the still waters run through the dark forests and the rapid boils below.” – Remington, 1893 Ingleneuk, Photo Album (Frederic Remington with Canoe), Frederic Remington Art Museum In the summer of 1892, Remington purchased a canoe and embarked on a 50 mile journey paddling the Oswegatchie River, which [...]

20 03, 2019

A Turbulent Painting

2020-01-22T09:10:35-06:00March 20th, 2019|0 Comments

*The following is part of a series of blog posts researched and written by Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History TCU School of Art, and guest curator of SRM’s special exhibit Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East. On a recent return flight to DFW, the Airbus in which I was a passenger encountered, in the pilot’s words, “moderate turbulence” (most of us onboard would not have used such an understated description). Sitting next to a window over an engine I was able to hear not only its powerful thrusts, but also the sounds of the mighty winds buffeting [...]

20 02, 2019

Remington’s Personal Art Collection

2020-01-17T16:46:06-06:00February 20th, 2019|2 Comments

*The following is part of a series of blog posts researched and written by Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History TCU School of Art, and guest curator of SRM’s special exhibit Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East. The inclusion of paintings by Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, and Anna Richards Brewster in Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East signals an intriguing but understudied aspect of Remington’s life: his personal art collection. While not a large collection, little is known how and when he acquired the art objects usually on view in the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York. [...]

16 01, 2019

Endion: The Place Where I Live

2020-01-17T16:44:25-06:00January 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Without a doubt, the iconic Western artist Frederic Remington was a New Yorker. He was born in Canton and raised in Ogdensburg, both small towns in Remington’s beloved North Country. Like many artists of his day, he developed his professional life in New York City, having lived in Brooklyn and Manhattan before purchasing a house in New Rochelle, a suburb of the Big Apple. Remington and Beauty at Endion. FRAM 1918.76.152.13 Frederic and Eva named their new home Endion (pronounced ahn-dy-yon), a Chippewa word meaning "my home" or "place where I live." It’s hard to imagine that the [...]