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Remington Museum Program Considers “Russian Infantry Going to the Front”
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Remington Museum Program Considers “Russian Infantry Going to the Front”

Pictured: Russian Infantry Going to the Front, Frederic Remington, ca. 1904, oil on canvas, on loan from Julia Brabson Randall. Participants in the Remington Museum’s “Consider This” program will spend a half hour in small group conversation about this artwork.

Please note: the January 26th "Consider This" program will be offered online only. Email desmond@fredericremington.org by 11:30 am on the 26th to register to join the conversation over Zoom.

The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites the public to participate in one of this month’s “Consider This” programs. This 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 January: Friday, January 5 (in-person), Thursday, January 11 (hybrid), and Thursday, January 25 (hybrid) - rescheduled for Friday, January 26th, online only.

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. This educational program is sponsored by The Enchanted Edible Forest at Cross Island Farms.

In January there will be three opportunities to spend quality time with Frederic Remington’s ca. 1904 oil painting Russian Infantry Going to the Front. 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, 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, January 5 at noon. For the hybrid sessions, Desmond will pair up with Museum docent Johnny Mróz on Thursday, January 11 at noon, and with docent Anne Skelly on Thursday, January 25 at noon (rescheduled for Friday, January 26th, online only). To learn more and to register, you can call 315-393-2425 or email desmond@fredericremington.org. For ease of conversation, registration will be limited to eight participants.

 

“What could be more timely than this 1904 painting of Russian troops engaged in a war of territorial expansion against a neighboring country, sent by an autocratic ruler sure that the neighbor would quickly surrender?” asks Museum Curator, Laura Desmond. “We are so grateful to the owner of this painting, Julia Brabson Randall, for recognizing the relevance of her painting to contemporary audiences, and acting to make it accessible to the public by generously loaning the work to the Museum for its centennial exhibition. This painting joins others in an area of the exhibit that explores colonialism and imperialism as themes in Remington’s work.”