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Remington Museum Program Considers "A Grey Day at Ralph's"

Pictured: A Grey Day at Ralph’s, Frederic Remington, ca. 1896, pastel on grey paper, 21 ¼ x 29 ¼”, Frederic Remington Art Museum 1979.008. Participants in the Remington Museum’s “Consider This” program will spend a half hour in small group conversation about this artwork.


Ogdensburg, NY — The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites the public to participate in one of this month’s “Consider This” programs. This ongoing program offers guided exploration of a single work of art on display at the Remington Museum. “Consider This” is for all ability levels, and no art background is required. Participants simply need an interest in joining the conversation. A different artwork is featured each month, with three program sessions to choose from in September. 

Two sessions will be offered in an on-site/virtual hybrid format, in which participants can join the conversation remotely via Zoom or in person at the Museum. The other session will be offered only on-site at the Museum. Programs are offered at noon, so even working people can join the conversation during their lunch and bring art into their workday. Participation via Zoom is free, and on-site participation is free with admission to the Museum. 

In September, there will be three opportunities to spend quality time with Frederic Remington’s ca. 1896 pastel A Grey Day at Ralph’s. Each session features 30 minutes of focused looking, consideration, conversation, and interpretation of the artwork. For the hybrid sessions, Museum Curator & Educator Laura Desmond will broadcast from the Museum, and team up with a docent to facilitate discussion among participants. Active participation is strongly encouraged.

For the hybrid sessions, Desmond will pair up with Museum docent Christine LeBel on Monday, September 12 at noon, and with docent Kathy Crowe on Tuesday, September 20 at noon. Museum docent Luanne Herzog will facilitate an on-site only conversation at the Remington Museum on Friday, September 30 at noon. To learn more and to register, you can call 315-393-2425 or email For ease of conversation, registration will be limited to eight participants. 

“I can think of only ten other pastels in Frederic Remington’s massive body of finished work, making A Grey Day at Ralph’s an extreme rarity,” notes Desmond.The pastel is included in a new exhibition at the Museum, “Remington’s Mark,” that looks for evidence of the artist’s hand through attention to his mark-making with pencil, pen, brush, and sculptor’s tools. Desmond remarks, “With a remarkable economy of marks on paper, Remington’s A Grey Day at Ralph’s vividly evokes the colors, lines, and mood of a distinctive northern landscape.”