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Remington Museum Program Considers “Pontiac Club” Paintings

Remington Museum Program Considers “Pontiac Club” Paintings

Pictured: Canada (top) and Pontiac Club, Canada (bottom), Frederic Remington, 1909, oil on board, 12 x 16”, Gift of the Remington Estate, Frederic Remington Art Museum 1966.058 and 1966.060. Participants in the Remington Museum’s “Consider This” program will spend a half hour in small group conversation about these paintings.


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 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 June. 


Two sessions are 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 is offered only on-site at the Museum. Programs are offered at noon, so that 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 June there will be three opportunities to spend quality time with a pair of Frederic Remington oil paintings, Canada, and Pontiac Club, Canada. Each session features 30 minutes of focused looking, consideration, conversation, and interpretation of the paintings. For the hybrid sessions, Museum Curator & Educator Laura Desmond will broadcast from the Museum, teaming up with a docent to facilitate discussion among participants. Active participation is strongly encouraged.


Museum docent Luanne Herzog will facilitate an on-site session at the Remington Museum on Friday, June 9 at noon. For the hybrid sessions, Desmond will pair up with Museum docent Christine LeBel on Wednesday, June 14 at noon, and with docent Kathy Crowe on Wednesday, June 21 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. 


“These paintings date to the last summer of Frederic Remington’s life, when he and his wife Eva spent time at the Pontiac Club on Lac Summerville in the Outaouais region of southwestern Quebec,” says Desmond. “The impressionistic landscapes Remington painted there are excellent examples of the work Remington was doing at the peak of his artistic development.”