PAST EXHIBITIONS

Hide & Horn on the Chisholm Trail | 2017

Hide & Horn is a cattle trail-era focus exhibition featuring collectors' items that honor and illuminate the greatest migration of livestock in world history. Displays include an 1873 trail map and guidebook for drovers, one of the four most important books on the cattle industry and one of the best books about the Texas Longhorn cattle breed during the 19th century. Visitors will view rarely seen items from the Sid Richardson Museum’s permanent collection as well as “Guests of Honor” items on loan from the Rees-Jones Collection in Dallas and from another private collection.

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Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story | 2016

Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story, traces the path of Lonesome Dove from Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the original screenplay and filming of the legendary TV miniseries. Visitors can explore the 19th century American West through iconic paintings and bronzes by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, a cowboy's 1868 cattle drive diary and materials from the Lonesome Dove production archives.

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Remington & Russell, Retold | 2015 - 2016

Remington & Russell, Retold is a reconsidered pictorial survey of the exploration of the American West through the careers of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The exhibition is as revealing about Sid W. Richardson, their collector, as it is of the two artists who created these works. Considering Richardson's collection, it would appear that he felt a kinship with the risk-takers who won the untamed West.

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Take Two: George Catlin Revisits the West | 2014 - 2015

Take Two features 17 paintings from George Catlin's Cartoon Collection, showing the cultural life of the Native Americans he encountered in his travels. This special exhibition includes thirteen paintings that have never been exhibited in Texas.

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Western Treasures | 2013 - 2014

Western Treasures reflected Sid Richardson’s fascination with the American West and affirmed his foresight in collecting paintings by the artists who best captured the spirit and history of our western frontier.  This special exhibition provided a unique opportunity to celebrate the strength of the collection and gain an appreciation of the early work of Russell, with emphasis on his affinity with the American Indian.

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The Scout painting by Charles M. Russell
Charles M. Russell | The Scout | 1907 | Watercolor, pencil & gouache on paper | 16 3/4 inches x 11 5/8 inches