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“Western art for everyone”

Sid Richardson Museum
Ranked #14 of 155 things to do in Fort Worth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of the finest and most focused collections of Western Art in America, this Fort Worth museum features paintings of the 19th Century American West by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and other artists, which were collected by oilman and philanthropist Sid Richardson.
texas
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172 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Western art for everyone”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Remington and Russell are the stars of this museum and you don't have to like Western art to appreciate their story-telling and use of color in their paintings. Every time I see the permanent collection, I find a nuance in a painting that I had not seen before.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Story Teller”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

If you have not been downtown to the Sid Richardson Museum you don't know what your missing. Roberta Atkins gives a grand performance telling the story of Charles Russell. She dresses and performs as Nancy Cooper Russell ( wife to Charles). You feel like your right there.
Roberta performs on the second Saturday of every month. I still go just to see and listen to her. If you want to hear a piece of history this is the place to be.

Visited June 2014
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Preston, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Persuaded my daughter and her partner to visit this gallery with me . Even though they were only humoring me, we all adored it in here and even better it is FREE. The authentic western art collection is atmospheric and the staff are so informative and jolly.

Visited May 2014
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Missouri Ozarks
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful western artworks to enjoy...for free!”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Spend as much or as little time as you wish. The rooms of artwork...paintings and sculpture/castings...allow contemplation and savoring. All are originals, primarily Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The free illustrated guide book is a valuable help, and the gift shop has prints of any artwork you wish to purchase. A great exposure to western art. I loved it!

Visited May 2014
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Poznan, Poland
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A small gem of a museum”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Small but wonderful museum. Traditional art by 2 great American artists - Russel and Remington plus couple of others - depicting "Conquering the Wild West" era. Fabulous lighting and colors by those artists. Just 3 rooms/galleries plus a souvenir shop. The nice greeting ladies would show you around and tell about every possible detail on each picture that you pick - ours was "Bears in the Path", and what a thrilling one. The souvenir shop is vast and would do honor to big arts museums - I think I've spent there same amount of time as viewing the pictures collection itself :) . Oh, and there is no admission fee - museum entrance is free!

Visited April 2014
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