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Sid Richardson Museum

Address: 309 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102 (Downtown Fort Worth)
Phone Number: 817 332 6554
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Ranked #15 of 72 Attractions in Fort Worth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: One of the finest and most focused collections of Western Art in America, this Fort Worth museum...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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.

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Richardson, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a small, free museum with wonderful examples of work by Charles Russell, Remington and a select few others. We learned much, thanks to the nice pamphlet with notes about the pieces we saw. The gift shop is full of wonders with a knowledgable staff, eager to share about Ft. Worth, Sid Richardson and art in general. Great visit,... More 

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snnrwd64
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

What a great place in Sundance Square. Excellent western art on display! I highly recommend visiting this museum if in the downtown Fort Worth area. This, along with the Amon Carter Museum, are my favorite musuems....and I live in Washington DC.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Might have missed this little gem if we hadn't been told about it beforehand. Delightful works of art in there if you like paintings of the old west. Staff in the shop we're welcoming but not pushy (forcing sales!) loved the visit.

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Irving
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Sid Richardson museum of western art is a small collection of impressive paintings located in the historic Sundance Square neighborhood of downtown Fort Worth. They have special exhibits in addition to their regular collection. There was a very well-behaved 3rd grade class participating in an educational field trip the day I visited. The docents are knowledgable and conduct scheduled... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Even if you are not planning a long trip or vacation, you can easily enjoy the magnificent western scenery in paintings by two of the best artists ever to lift a brush. The Sid Richardson Museum, situated on Main Street in Sundance Square, is as far as you need to go. Located just steps north of the new Sundance Plaza,... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Frederic Remington and Charles Russell are among my favorite artists, and it was a thrill to see this collection for the first time. An added bonus is the selection of George Catlin paintings on loan from the National Gallery through May 2015. There is a nice explanatory catalog of the collection, including the Catlin works. I won't attempt to put... More 

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Senior Contributor
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We went in looking for Xmas ornaments but got talked into walking through the gallery and am very glad we did. Wonderful western artwork. People are not very friendly that work there surprisingly.

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Noble, Oklahoma, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is my kind of art - all western. The gift shop had some nice western gifts, too. It is a short stop on your way around Sundance Square - just an hour, maybe a couple hours. Loved it.

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Groton, Massachusetts
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13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Did the Old West really look like Remington and Russell depict it? Wrong question, just as “did Gertrude Stein really look like Picasso painted her?” is the wrong question. We are not talking about representational reality here, but about art that resonates with its audience. The better the artist, the stronger the resonance (and Remington and Russell are very, very... More 

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Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

One of Ft. Worth's gems! Art work was most enjoyable and guidebook was the best we've ever seen detailing each work on display. Great gift shop and location - lots of fun to be had in Sundance Square. Staff was very welcoming. Hard to believe it was free! Can't wait to visit upcoming exhibits!

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