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A depiction of the clash of cultures of the 19th century American West. The legacy of conflicts among cowboys, soldiers, explorers and Indigenous Americans during westward expansion continues to impact America today.  The exhibition features 42 of the Museum’s dynamic paintings of the 19th century American West by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and their contemporaries along with three bronze sculptures by Remington and Russell and one Russell painting on loan from a private collection.

"This exhibition offers a stunning view of a rapidly disappearing Western frontier. The American West underwent dramatic transformation in the late 19th century in the face of exploration, transcontinental transportation, Indigenous American confinement to reservation land and immigration. Legacy presents themes that occupied Russell, Remington and their contemporaries throughout their careers – interaction among diverse peoples, featuring images of cowboys, soldiers, explorers and Indigenous Americans. The American West intrigued several generations of artists, and it continues to do so even today. The conflicts and cultural encounters that occurred among these people in the 19th century continue to impact life in America and may be some of the most significant legacies of the era of westward expansion." - Mary Burke, Sid Richardson Museum Director

Monday, May 29 at 10:59pm

Sid Richardson Museum
309 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Event Type

Free, Exhibition, Permanent Attraction


culture, painting, history, western, Fort Worth, Heritage, Cowboys



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