The Sid Richardson Museum certainly knows the first rule of hospitality: When you and your house-guest are getting along swimmingly, and more of your neighborhood wants to stop in for a visit, well you simply extend the stay. That's exactly what the venerable, downtown Fort Worth museum has done by stretching out the already successful run of Violent Motion: Frederic Remington's Artistry in Bronze -- now on display through Sunday, August 11. Given its size -- 11 bronze casts of riders and their action-filled horses -- and the magical combination of the iconic Western artist, Remington, with his favorite theme of the unbridled energy of the West, this exhibition clearly deserves to be seen by as many art lovers as possible. The show has even more distinctions to earn it more viewing time. It has managed to borrow 10 of its 11 works from private collections, with the 11th coming courtesy of a generous short-term loan from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art's famously rich collection of Remingtons. And last but not least, this assemblage of signature Remington bronzes is being extended for the same low, low, low price as before: Free. Now that makes it impossible to pass up.
Details: Violent Motion: Frederic Remington's Artistry in Bronze at the Sid Richardson Museum, 309 Main Street, Fort Worth. Through August 11. Free admission. More information: 817-332-6554; www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org
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