Sid Richardson Museum, Exploring the American West

High school students will receive a stunning view of a rapidly disappearing western frontier.

The current exhibit 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 experience includes a themed tour ¬†The 1st Americans. While on this tour, students will consider the social order of the Indigenous American, whose traditional way of life was vanishing by the late 19th century. Tour may explore legends, culture, symbols and/or the dependence on the American Bison found among the Plains tribes.

Students will create a piece of decorative pottery using hand-building techniques with air dry clay.


78% of teachers surveyed said the IFW Sid Richardson program strengthened & enriched their classroom curriculum!
“This experience reinforced what is taught in my classroom. Students were able to look at and respond to works of art with a museum docent. They then were able to creae a piece of art.”