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Remington Museum Program Considers "Prospectors Making Frying-Pan Bread"
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Remington Museum Program Considers "Prospectors Making Frying-Pan Bread"

Pictured: Prospectors Making Frying-Pan Bread, Frederic Remington, ca. 1893-1897, oil on canvas, 27 x 40”, Gift of Floyd and Libby Gottwald, Frederic Remington Art Museum 1991.001. Participants in the Remington Museum’s “Consider This” program will spend a half hour in small group conversation about this painting.

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 two program sessions to choose from. 

One session will be offered only on-site at the Museum, with the other session offered in an on-site/virtual hybrid format, in which participants can join the conversation remotely via Zoom or in person 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 January, there will be two opportunities to spend quality time with Frederic Remington’s ca. 1893-1897 oil painting, Prospectors Making Frying-Pan Bread. Each session features 30 minutes of focused looking, consideration, conversation, and interpretation of the artwork. For the hybrid session, 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.

Museum docent Luanne Herzog will facilitate an on-site conversation at the Remington Museum on Wednesday, January 12 at noon. For the hybrid session, Desmond will pair up with Museum docent Julie Pratt on Thursday, January 27 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. 

The oil painting is included in the exhibit, “Art Teachers’ Choice,” currently on display in the Museum’s Addie P. Newell Gallery. The exhibition was guest curated by members of the North Country Art Teachers Association. Prospectors Making Frying-Pan Bread was selected by Trish Murphy of Massena Central Schools, who said that the painting shows, “great use of value with a strong light source. It is detailed enough while still maintaining the loose hand-work style. There’s also a great use of diagonals and perspective in the composition. While a somewhat static composition, the rendering captures a moment in time, much like a photograph.”


Untitled (Army Figure on a Horse), 1907