See a Western Master Afresh in
“Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East”
The Sid Richardson Museum, a free museum located in historic Sundance Square in Fort Worth, has opened a new exhibition that promises to reveal a little-known side of artist Frederic Remington, best known for his iconic paintings depicting the American West.
“Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East” features rarely loaned paintings and artifacts from the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York, and archival items from the St. Lawrence University Special Collections Library in Canton, New York, both located in the region where the artist grew up. The paintings, letters, photographs, sketches, and diary entries take visitors far from Remington’s West to introduce them to the artist’s circle of Eastern friends, and to his beloved North Country.
Remington’s New York studio was surrounded by the landscapes of the North Country, from the lakes and foothills of the Adirondacks to the Saint Lawrence River and the forests of Canada, inspiring him to re-create their beauty on canvas.
“Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East” includes paintings of a campsite at Chippewa Bay, sketches of Remington and his wife, Eva, in the St. Lawrence River, a photo of Remington in the studio of his summer home in Ingleneuk, a 1908 diary, and paintings from friends whose work Remington admired such as American artists Childe Hassam and Willard Metcalf. The paintings on view date, with one exception, from the first decade of the 20th century, before Remington’s premature death at age 48.
Remington’s art so profoundly shaped perceptions of the Old West that many are not aware that he was an Easterner born and bred. He grew up in the North Country of New York, attended Yale, briefly settled in the West, and then lived in New York and Connecticut. He made numerous trips to the West over the years, but composed the majority of his illustrations, paintings, and sculptures in the East.
The display of Remington’s paintings of the American West from the Sid Richardson Museum’s permanent collection, with the special exhibition, “Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East”, offer an exceptional opportunity to see this Western master afresh.
Escape to Remington’s North Country in front of Boathouse at Ingleneuk. Post your scenic selfie on Facebook or Instagram and tag @SidRichardsonMuseum to be entered to win an Adirondack chair. #AnotherFrontier
About the Sid Richardson Museum
The museum has one of the most significant private collections in the US of paintings by Frederic Remington (1861-1909) and Charles M. Russell (1864-1926) from the personal collection of legendary Texas oilman and philanthropist Sid W. Richardson (1891-1959).
Free and Open Daily
The museum, located at 309 Main Street in Sundance Square, is free and open daily. Free valet parking is available in Sundance Square.
The museum offers a variety of programs and events for adults, from lectures and in-depth engagements with the collection to movies and studio activities. Upcoming events include Tea & Talk, and Sid’s Studio, where participants will paint a Remington-inspired landscape. Docents lead free public gallery tours each Tuesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. Group tours are by appointment only.
The museum offers a variety of engaging experiences for children, teens, as well as events to engage the entire family. Upcoming free family events include the Family Wood Panel Wildlife Workshop on Saturday, October 13 (registration required), and the Family Holiday Round Up on Saturday, December 8.
For more information visit www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org or call 817-332-6554.