Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story | through June 19, 2016
The Sid Richardson Museum is the trailhead, kicking off the multifaceted January-through-June citywide celebration, The Lonesome Dove Reunion and Trail. The Trail includes exhibitions at four museums, screenings, seminars and a reunion gala of the cast and crew of the award-winning 1989 TV miniseries, Lonesome Dove, including Robert Duvall (who portrayed Gus McCrae), Tommy Lee Jones (who portrayed Woodrow Call), Diane Lane, Anjelica Huston and others.
The Sid Richardson Museum exhibition, 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 filmingof the legendary TV miniseries. Visitors can explore the19th 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.
“It is a special moment when a set of true Frederic Remington masterworks from four major art museums is assembled in one place.”
“These works reveal Remington’s changing pictorial style, from the Beaux Arts clarity of figuration in his 1895 oil, Fall of the Cowboy, to his astonishingly evocative nocturnal visions in The Stampede and the vital impressionist techniques brought to bear in his Buffalo Runners – Bighorn Basin.” - Peter H. Hassrick, director emeritus and senior scholar, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming
Masterpieces by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell—paintings that have never before been displayed together—will be exhibited with production materials from the filming of the TV miniseries, Lonesome Dove, on loan from the Lonesome Dove Collection of the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University, San Marcos. The production materials from the Lonesome Dove Collection have never before been displayed outside of the Wittliff Collections, and some might never travel again due to their fragile condition.
"Just as seen in the TV miniseries, the Remington and Russell paintings and sculptures in our exhibition illuminate the narrative of the late 19th century American West."
"Our presentation of the West— through well-crafted words, video, set illustrations, costume designs, storyboards and works by Remington and Russell— is a first-of-its-kind exhibition for our museum, and it sets the stage for the entire citywide celebration." -Mary Burke, director of the Sid Richardson Museum
Frederic Remington | Fight for the Waterhole | 1903 | Oil on canvas | The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Hogg Brothers Collection, Gift of Miss Ima Hogg
The narratives behind the Exhibition | an essay by esteemed Professor Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite
Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite examines the intermingling of diverse objects gathered together for the Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story exhibition and explores how their narratives—visual and textual—have been constructed through a melding of fact and fiction, each creating its own story of that fabled Western figure, the cowboy. (more)
Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story, runs through Sunday, June 19, 2016, at the Sid Richardson Museum, located in historic Sundance Square, downtown Fort Worth.