January "One Hour One Work" Programs at Remington Museum

Captured, Frederic Remington, 1899, oil on canvas, 27 x 40 1/8 inches. On loan to the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg from the Sid Richardson Museum, Fort Worth, TX. Participants in the Remington Museum’s One Hour One Work program will spend an hour viewing and discussing this complex reworking of the traditional captivity narrative.

 

Ogdensburg, NY — The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites the public to attend any of four “One Hour One Work” sessions in the month of January. This ongoing program is a chance for participants to slow down and dive deep into a single work of art on display at the Remington Museum. In January, there will be four small-group opportunities to spend quality time with Captured, which is on loan to the Remington Museum from the Sid Richardson Museum in Fort Worth, TX. In each session, a Museum educator will facilitate 60 minutes of focused looking, consideration, conversation, and interpretation of a single artwork. Four sessions will be offered each month, with a different artwork featured each month.

 

In January, the featured artwork will be Frederic Remington’s 1899 oil painting Captured. The program will be offered on the following dates and times: Wednesday, January 16 at 2:00 pm; Saturday, January 19 at 3:00 pm; Wednesday, January 23 at 4:00 pm; and Wednesday, January 30 at 2:00 pm. The conversations will be facilitated by Remington Museum volunteer educators Linda Richardson, Julie Pratt, Dagmar Jaunzems, and Kathy Crowe, respectively.

 

The program is free with admission to the Museum, but space is limited and reservations are requested, in order to facilitate close looking and ease of conversation. To learn more and register, visit fredericremington.org, call 315-393-2425, or email desmond@fredericremington.org.

 

“This month’s featured painting, Captured, puts some unexpected twists on the traditional American captivity narrative,” says Museum Education Specialist Laura Desmond. “With line and color Remington links the Native Americans with the serenity of the landscape and the grazing horses, and sets them in contrast with the rigid, defiant posture of the captive. Where the captivity narrative typically portrays the vanquisher as victim, and the captor’s culture as wholly alien and uncivilized, Remington’s artistic choices seem to unsettle our empathy for the captive soldier.”

 

As part of an historic exchange between the Frederic Remington Art Museum and the Sid Richardson Museum in Fort Worth, TX, nine iconic Remington paintings from the Sid Richardson Museum—including Captured—are on loan to the Remington Museum in Ogdensburg. The One Hour One Work program gives participants a chance to take in every detail of these outstanding paintings, one by one, while they are on display at the Remington Museum.