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Remington Museum Offers New "Consider This" Digital Program

Pictured: Small Oaks, Frederic Remington, 1887, oil on canvas, 11 ¾ x 13 ¾”, Gift of Emma Caten, Frederic Remington Art Museum 1966.042. Participants in the Remington Museum’s new digital program “Consider This” will spend a half hour in small group conversation about this painting. Remington Museum Digital Program Considers “Small Oaks”

 

 

 

 

The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites the public to participate in one of this month’s “Consider This” programs offered online via Zoom. This free program offers guided exploration of a single work of art on display at the Remington Museum. Two sessions are offered each month, with a different artwork featured each month.

In May, there will be two opportunities to spend quality time with Frederic Remington’s 1887 oil painting, Small Oaks. Each session features 30 minutes of focused looking, consideration, conversation, and interpretation of the artwork. Museum Curator & Educator Laura Desmond will broadcast from the Museum gallery, and team up with a docent to facilitate discussion among participants. Active participation is strongly encouraged.

Desmond will pair up with Museum docent Kathy Crowe on Wednesday, May 19 at 1pm, and with docent Kari Terwilliger on Friday, May 28 at noon. 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.

“In an 1887 letter written from the Thousand Islands camp that inspired this painting, Remington declares that ‘camp is the only thing in summer,’ and this inviting and charming painting makes it very hard to disagree,” says Desmond.