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Remington Museum Program Considers "Evening in the Desert. Navajoes"

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 August. 

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 August, there will be two opportunities to spend quality time with Frederic Remington’s 1905-1906 oil painting Evening in the Desert. Navajoes. 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 Kent Strobel on Wednesday, August 10 at noon, and with docent Kathy Crowe on Wednesday, August 17 at noon. Museum docent Luanne Herzog will facilitate an on-site only conversation at the Remington Museum on Friday, August 26 at noon. To learn more and to register, you can call 315-393-2425 or email info@fredericremington.org. For ease of conversation, registration will be limited to eight participants. 

Evening in the Desert. Navajoes is a case study in Remington’s artistic preoccupations during his final decade,” said Desmond. “While maintaining the Western subject matter which had made him famous, here we see Remington working in an impressionistic style to explore the play of light upon surfaces in the eerie glow of early evening. The landscape dissolves into four broad bands of color, an abstract ground against which are set the brilliantly lit figures.”