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Lectures / Visiting Artists / Other Educational Programs

 

 

 

Art Highlights and Tea Series

The Art Highlights and Tea Series began roughly 16 years ago as a volunteer-led educational program. The "art highlights" talks by a great variety of volunteer presenters draw interested audiences every year. The program routinely includes four monthly lectures in January, February, March and April on the second Wednesday of each month. Lectures begin at 2pm and are always free and open to the public. Tea is served at 3pm. The cost to participate in the tea is $10/person if you’re a Museum member, or $15 if not. We offer a discounted rate if you purchase your tickets in advance for all teas in the series- $35 for members and $40 for non-members. To reserve your seat online visit: https://shop.fredericremington.org/collections/events/products/art-highlights-tea-series-1
 
The 2019 series will kick off on Wednesday, January 9, with a presentation by Bob Thacker entitled, “Meeting The Cowboy, Seeing The Outlier.” Thacker will explore some Remington works dating from the last part of the artist’s career. Bob taught at St. Lawrence University for thirty-five years. He is the author of The Great Prairie Fact and Literary Imagination, has been President and Executive Secretary of the Western Literature Association, and has a particular interest in comparing the Canadian West with that of the U.S.
 

The series continues on Wednesday, February 13, with a presentation by Maria Pedroso-Parker entitled, “A Cuban Woman’s View on Frederic Remington and the Spanish American War.” Pedroso-Parker will offer Cuban perspectives on the Spanish-American War and her own reflections on Remington’s representations of that war. She will also introduce audiences to José Martí, Cuban poet, writer and freedom fighter who was responsible for igniting the Spanish American War from the Cuban side.

 
2018 Series:
January 10, 2018: James D. Carl, “David Parish’s European Architect, Joseph Ramée, and an Early North Country Building Effort.” Dr. Carl will speak about French architect and landscape designer Joseph Ramée and his work in the North Country in the early 1800s. Ramée was brought to America in 1812 by David Parish of Ogdensburg to participate in Parish’s land development efforts in the area. Tea hosted by Ann Groome and friends.
 
February 14, 2018: Caroline Downing, "The Adirondacks and American Art." Many artists have been inspired by the Adirondack region of New York State, including Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, Frederic Remington, and numerous contemporary artists. Downing will look at the work of a number of these artists, studying their individual responses to the landscape, and noting, in many cases, their strong concern for protecting the distinctive environment of what is known today as the Adirondack Park. Tea hosted by Ann Spies, Fran Naccarato, and friends. Watch video.
 
March 14, 2018: The life and work of early 20th century Ogdensburg sculptor Sally James Farnham, as interpreted by Carole Berard. Tea hosted by Ann Groome, Nancy Skiff, and friends.

April 11, 2018: Sean O'Brien, "Irish Settlement Roads: Nineteenth-Century Stories of Migration to the North Country." Tea hosted by Luann Herzog, Kathie Wade, and friends. Watch video.

May 9, 2018: Morristown Areal Book Club panel presentation, "The Homesteaders." Tea hosted by Doris Whitehead and friends. Watch video

 
Follow the link to our Flickr sets to see past photos of some lecturers.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ fredericremington/sets/ 72157626264011882/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ fredericremington/sets/ 72157626580595703/

Watch past videos:

Kathy Stein: Nostalgia of the West Talk at Remington Museum - https://youtu.be/k4XGShEgbK0
 
Visiting Artists
 
At the Frederic Remington Art Museum, we often have visiting artists who find inspiration using the artwork in our galleries. Check out our visiting artist’s websites:
 
Mary Sprague: www.marysprague.com
Andrew R. Wright: www.andrewrwright.com
David J. Hanson: www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/

Flickr link to Mary Sprague as she works in the Albert Priest Newell Gallery: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvoSNTt