Sid Richardson Museum presents Frederic Remington: "Altered States" closing day
Sid Richardson Museum will present Frederic Remington: "Altered States.” Remington was a popular artist and illustrator in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when his images could be seen in widely distributed books and periodicals, with illustrations published in Collier’s Weekly, Harper’s Weekly, Harper’s Monthly, Scribner’s Magazine, and The Cosmopolitan. Not only were Remington’s illustrations widely circulated, they were often copied. How do scholars discern the fakes and forgeries from Remington’s authentic works and reworked compositions?
This exhibition features artworks with alterations, made either by the artist or by others, and explores the ways in which scholarship and scientific conservation methods have contributed to the discovery of those alterations. Frederic Remington: “Altered States” is one in a series of the Sid Richardson Museum’s Guests of Honor focus exhibitions that assemble a small selection from the permanent collection with loaned works from other collections. This particular exhibition mines three Remington paintings from the museum’s collection, supported with two loaned books from the Rick and Murfy Stewart Collection and two loaned bronzes from a private collection to demonstrate the ways in which the artist and others modified Remington’s work.