Pictured: A display in the Frederic Remington Art Museum’s new, permanent exhibition dedicated to American sculptor Sally James Farnham. Farnham will be the subject of a free, nine-part webinar series offered by the Remington Museum starting on March 30.
Ogdensburg, NY — The Frederic Remington Art Museum will offer a nine-part webinar series in conjunction with its new, permanent exhibition, “Beauty & Strength: The Life and Work of American Sculptor Sally James Farnham.” The webinar series explores Farnham’s life, artwork, and artistic career. The nine sessions will take place on the last Tuesday of each month at noon, and are free and open to the public.
Last Fall, the Remington Museum, with generous funding by The Robert F. and Eleanora W. McCabe Foundation, completed a new, permanent exhibit dedicated to the life and work of American sculptor Sally James Farnham. Because the coronavirus pandemic has delayed plans for a celebratory opening reception, and kept many visitors at home, the Museum will offer a live webinar to explore the exhibit from afar. The nine-part series, presented by Museum Curator & Educator Laura Desmond via Zoom, will introduce Farnham and her work, and explore the themes presented in the exhibit. Participants can sign up for the entire series, or just for single sessions.
“With this much-anticipated exhibition, Sally James Farnham now has the showcase she so richly deserves,” says Museum Curator and Educator Laura Desmond. “Visitors to the exhibit—and participants in this webinar series—can explore numerous aspects of the life and career of this important and fascinating artist, including her North Country roots, her relationship with Frederic Remington, her pioneering work as a female sculptor, her sensitive portraits and powerful monuments, her commitment to the Pan American cause, and so much more. We invite everyone to get to know better the work of this outstanding American artist.”
To see a complete schedule of topics and dates, and to register for the program, visit: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrf-iqqzIpG9ys2laCRj-50xwZFZJgMBEB
Remington Museum Offers New "Consider This" Digital Program
Pictured: Moaning of the Bulls, Frederic Remington, 1907, oil on canvas, 27 x 40", Museum purchase, 1965, Frederic Remington Art Museum 1966.075. Participants in the Remington Museum’s new digital program “Consider This” will spend a half hour in small group conversation about this painting.
Ogdensburg, NY — The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites the public to participate in its new, online program, “Consider This.” The program, which takes place over Zoom, offers guided exploration of a single work of art on display at the Remington Museum. The program is offered on two dates each month, and is free and open to the public.
The new digital program is a reworking of the Museum’s popular “One Hour One Work” program that has been on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. Like that program, “Consider This” gives participants a chance to slow down and dive deep into a single work of art from the Remington Museum collection. In this half-hour, digital version, Museum Curator & Educator Laura Desmond will broadcast from the Museum gallery, and pair up with a docent to facilitate discussion among participants. A different artwork will be featured each month.
In April, there will be two opportunities to spend quality time with Frederic Remington’s 1907 oil painting, Moaning of the Bulls. Each session features 30 minutes of focused looking, consideration, conversation, and interpretation of the artwork. Active participation is strongly encouraged.
Desmond will pair up with Museum docent Kathy Crowe on Tuesday, April 6 at 11am, and with docent Julie Pratt on Thursday, April 22 at 1pm. To learn more and to register, you can call 315-393-2425 or email Museum Curator & Educator Laura Desmond. For ease of conversation, registration will be limited to eight participants.
“Moaning of the Bulls is unusual among Remington’s nocturnes, or night paintings,” says Desmond. “Instead of his more typical human subject, Remington uses here nonhuman subjects to create a primordial scene with allegorical weight. The atmosphere is heavy with the charged standoff between two powerful, muscular bulls, one light, one dark, as the ghostly figures of the herd fade in and out of focus. The more you look, the more you see, and the more interesting and significant the work becomes.”