One of the finest collections of Western art in the country, the Richardson is a permanent, full-scale exhibition of the paintings of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. It’s one of the city’s top attractions, and draws more than 50,000 visitors each year.
The museum opened in 1982 in a reconstruction of a building from 1895. Oil magnate, philanthropist and museum founder Sid Williams Richardson collected the original paintings between 1942 and 1959. Besides works by Remington and Russell, Richardson also acquired paintings by Western landscape artist Albert Bierstadt, artists who depicted the pre-Civil War era including George Catlin and Charles Wimar, and action-packed painted scenes by Oscar E. Berninghaus and Edwin W. Deming.
Along with viewing a variety of Western art, visitors can take guided tours of the museum and see live performances by actors done up in 19th century costumes.
Sid Richardson Museum Information
- Public Transportation: Fair (15 minute walk from the Trinity Railway Express at the Ft. Worth Intermodal Transit Center)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Hours: Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday–Saturday 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.–5 p.m. Closed on major holidays
- Admission: Free
- Tour: Self-guided tours for groups up to 50 people are welcome. Contact the Museum to ensure accessibility. Docent-led tours are available for groups of up to 50 people, and last approximately one hour. Requests for a guided tour must be placed at least three weeks in advance. All tours are free.