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June 5, 2013

Extended Remington exhibition reunites 10 of artist’s lifetime bronze sculptures

From Staff Reports

FORT WORTH – The Sid Richardson Museum has extended its exhibition Violent Motion: Frederic Remington’s Artistry in Bronze, featuring 11 action-filled bronze casts of horses and their riders sculpted by the iconic western artist.

The exhibition will remain on view in Fort Worth through Sunday, Aug. 11. Violent Motion includes 10 bronzes on loan from private collections and one on loan from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Of these, 10 are lifetime works, cast while the artist was alive.

This focused exhibition unites paintings from the collections of Sid Richardson and that of his close friend, Fort Worth newspaper publisher Amon G. Carter Sr. (1879–1955).

Carter and Richardson shared a love of the west and the artwork of Remington and Charles M. Russell. The collaboration in this exhibition is symbolic of their friendship.

Remington’s bronzes are juxtaposed with his paintings from the Richardson and Carter Museums to demonstrate how his artworks reveal action in a two-dimensional versus a three-dimensional medium.

“We appreciate the generosity of the private collectors and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in allowing us to extend this remarkable exhibition for the summer,” said museum Director Mary Burke. “The exhibition, which includes two casts of The Norther and The Cheyenne, affords a unique opportunity to compare changes made by Remington between earlier and later casts of each subject.”

“Only three casts of The Norther were made,” said Rick Stewart, guest curator of the exhibition and one of the nation’s leading authorities on Remington. “Since this exhibition has two of those casts on loan from private collections, such comparisons have never been publicly displayed before, to my knowledge.”

Stewart is a former director of the Carter Museum.

Admission to the museum and docent-guided tours are always free. The museum provides tours of the Remington exhibition on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. On every fourth Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., the museum holds Gallery Chats with a docent leading an informal tour of the collection. Group tours are by appointment only.

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