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We are currently not offering on-site school tours or studio activities. Check back with us for further updates. In the meantime, we invite you to participate in our Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips

Elementary School Tour Offerings

Explore the Legacy of the American West through art!

Take students on an adventure that reflects the art and reality of the American West through artists like Charles Russell and Frederic Remington at the Sid Richardson Museum. During your visit, students will receive a Docent-Guided Tour of our museum galleries and a hands-on art making experience in our studio classroom.

*The following tour themes are suggested for each grade level. If you would like to select a different tour theme from the list, we are happy to accommodate.

1st Grade

Home on the Range: This tour explores the proud and diverse heritage of the American Cowboy: their clothing, work and leisure activities.

Studio Activity: Students will create a bandana with a personally designed brand.

2nd Grade

The 1st Americans: While on this tour, students will explore legends, cultures, symbols and/or the dependence on the American Bison found among the Plains tribes in the late 1800s.

Studio Activity: Students will create an air dry clay pinch pot.

3rd Grade

The Art of Story: This tour explores elements shared by narrative images and the stories they inspire.

Studio Activity: Students will consider the setting of a story or painting and create an acrylic landscape on canvas board.

4th Grade

The 1st Americans: While on this tour, students will consider the social order of the Indigenous American, whose traditional way of life was vanishing by the late 19th century. Tour may explore legends, culture, symbols and/or the dependence on the American Bison found among the Plains tribes.

Studio Activity: Students will create a decorative weaving.

5th Grade

Pathways: This tour follows the challenges and adventures of those who travelled during the Westward Expansion and addresses the artist’s role as illustrator as well as transportation and communication in the Old West.

Studio Activity: Students will create a relief print poster about the Old West.

Middle & High School Tour Offerings

Explore the Legacy of the American West

Middle and high school students will receive a stunning view of a rapidly disappearing western frontier. The Sid Richardson Muse um collection presents themes that occupied artists like Charles M. Russell, Frederic Remington and their contemporaries throughout their careers -interaction among diverse peoples, featuring images of cowboys, soldiers , explorers and Indigenous Americans. Your field trip will include a Docent-Guided Tour of our Museum galleries and an art making activity in our studio classroom.

 *The following tour themes are suggested for each grade level. If you would like to select a different tour theme from the list, we arc happy to accommodate. 

Home on the Range: This tour explores the proud and diverse heritage of the American Cowboy: their clothing, work and leisure activities.

Studio Activity: Students will create a metal tooling design in heavy aluminum.

The 1st Americans: While on this tour, students will consider the social order of the Indigenous American, whose traditional way of life was vanishing by the late 19th century. Tour may explore legends, culture, symbols and/or the dependence on the American Bison found among the Plains tribes.

Studio Activity: Students will create a piece of decorative pottery using hand-building techniques with air dry clay.

The Artist’s Process: This tour explores Frederic Remington and Charles Russell’s artistic inspirations, development, styles, and methods.

Studio Activity: Students will create an acrylic landscape painting on canvas board.

Pathways: This tour follows the challenges and adventures of those who travelled during the Westward Expansion and addresses the artist’s role as illustrator as well as transportation and communication in the Old West.

Studio Activity: Students will create a relief print poster about the Old West.

The 1st Americans: While on this tour, students will consider the social order of the Indigenous American, whose traditional way of life was vanishing by the late 19th century. Tour may explore legends, culture, symbols and/or the dependence on the American Bison found among the Plains tribes.

Studio Activity: Students will create a decorative wool weaving.

School Tours

School Tours may be designed to complement classroom curriculum and can be scheduled for groups of 10 to 50 students, ages 5 and above. School Tours include a guided tour in the Museum gallery and a hands-on art making activity in our art studio. Review our tour themes and studio activities page for more information. Fill out the form below to request your School Tour or contact Shelby Orr at sorr@SidRichardsonMuseum.org, or 817-332-6554. Do not consider a tour booked until you have received confirmation from a Museum Staff Member.

Schedule a school tour