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Pictured: Snug Island (Portrait of Eva Remington), 1888, gouache on paper, 17 3/8 x 11 5/8", Museum purchase, 1959, Frederic Remington Art Museum 1966.090. Participants in the Remington Museum’s “Consider This” program will spend a half hour in small group conversation about this painting.

 

Remington Museum Program Considers “Snug Island”

Ogdensburg, NY — The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites the public to participate in one of March’s “Consider This” programs, focusing on Frederic Remington’s 1888 painting Snug Island (Portrait of Eva Remington). 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 March: Friday, March 8 (on-site), Friday, March 15 (hybrid on-site/virtual), and Thursday, March 28 (hybrid on-site/virtual).

Two sessions are offered in a hybrid on-site/virtual 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. 

Free participation in “Consider This” is made possible by the generous support from this program’s sponsor, The Enchanted Edible Forest at Cross Island Farms.

In March there will be three opportunities to spend quality time with Frederic Remington’s 1888 painting Snug Island (Portrait of Eva Remington). 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, March 8 at noon. For the hybrid sessions, Laura Desmond will team up with Museum docent Anne Skelly on Friday, March 15 at noon, and with docent Kathy Crowe on Thursday, March 28 at noon. 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. 

“For this Women’s History Month, happening in the year of the Museum’s Centennial, we turn our attention to Eva Remington, the woman who envisioned and made possible the Remington Museum,” says Desmond. “Frederic Remington’s beautiful, absorbing portrait of his wife provides a window into Eva’s unassuming self-possession and strength.”