Sid Richardson Museum: Stunning Depictions of the Early American West

Sid Richardson wasn't an artist himself—he was actually a Texas-born oil tycoon—but he did appreciate the raw artwork of Western artists in the 1940s and '50s. Over the course of these decades, Richardson devoted much of his fortune to art depicting the untamed West. Just before his death in the '80s, the Sid Richardson Museum opened to showcase the pieces of art.

To this day, it carries on Richardson's legacy in Fort Worth by maintaining and adding to his collection. It highlights masterpieces by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, two artistic trailblazers in the world art inspired by the American West. Other artists in the mix include Frank Tenney Johnson, Oscar E. Berninghaus, and various other Western art enthusiasts. Head to this Fort Worth museum if you want to see what your city, and those surrounding it, looked like in years past.

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Sid Richardson Museum Near Villas of Oak Hill Apartments Showcases Legendary Works of Western Art in Fort Worth

American cowboys were born in the West, so it should come as no surprise that Texas is rich with cowboy-centric culture. That culture permeates the Sid Richardson Museum, a space dedicated to Western art that's not far from Villas of Oak Hill Apartments in Sundance Square.

Head to this Fort Worth institution to learn more about the man behind the museum, Sid Richardson, and the Western artists he loved. Wealthy cattleman and oilman Richardson had plenty of expendable income, and he chose to spend it on his art collection. Starting in the 1930s, he scooped up works by artists who would later come to epitomize the West. Today, you can see those very works by big names such as Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington at the Sid Richardson Museum. Admission is free, so don't hesitate to visit.

Sid Richardson Museum
309 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 332-6554
www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org
www.yelp.com/biz/sid-richardson-museum-fort-worth

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