Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square Reopens

May 27,2021


Reposted from the Sid Richardson Museum

The highly acclaimed Sid Richardson Museum located in historic Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Texas, is reopening its doors beginning June 7, 2021, with a new exhibit “Picturing the American West.” Pre-COVID the museum hosted 50,000 visitors per year. 

The new exhibit features the personal Western Art collection of oilman Sid Richardson including paintings by Frederic Remington, Charles Marion Russell, Oscar Berninghaus, Frank Tenney Johnson, and Charles Schreyvogel. Additionally, the new exhibit will include a special group of bronze Western Art sculptures on loan from a private collection.

Focused on four major themes, the 48 works on display depict the characters, landscapes, and stories of the American West, rooted in a pioneering spirit of adventure and opportunity. The first theme, Western Archetypes, allows visitors to examine the enduring characters that have come to define the American West. The second theme features the interaction between the bison and the Plains Indians, with a particular focus on the role of women in relation to the hunt. The third theme features the narrative of conflict between Cowboys and Native Americans that has been perpetuated in popular culture. The final theme explores the magical sense of light from twilight into night which can be seen as a metaphor for the passing of the wild west era to modern time.

Reservation Details

  • Guests can begin reserving their in-person visiting times beginning June 2, 2021, by visiting: https://sidrichardsonmuseum.org/visit/reservations/
  • The museum reopens June 7, 2021
  • Each time-slot will be 45 minutes long between the hours of 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • For the safety of guests and staff, all visitors will be required to wear face masks

“The Sid Richardson Museum is home to historic works of Western Art that reflect a time and spirit that still define the American West,” said Edward P. Bass, Chairman of the Sid W. Richardson Foundation. “We are excited to reopen our doors and share this glimpse of life and landscape from the not-too-distant past.”

To preview the exhibit before your visit or to learn more about these important pieces, beginning June 7, there will be a 360-degree virtual tour of the exhibit available on the museum’s website.


Location Mentioned: Sid Richardson Museum