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Pictured: Untitled (Figure in Red Blanket), Frederic Remington, n.d., oil on paper, 17 ¼ x 11 ¼”, Gift of the Remington Estate, Frederic Remington Art Museum 1966.269. 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 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. 

One session will be offered only on-site at the Museum, with the other two sessions 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 October, there will be three opportunities to spend quality time with an untitled oil sketch by Frederic Remington, depicting a figure wrapped in a red blanket. 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 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 only conversation on Thursday, October 7 at noon. For the hybrid sessions, Desmond will pair up with Museum docent Julie Pratt on Tuesday, October 12 at noon, and with docent Kathy Crowe on Wednesday, October 20 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 work is included in a new exhibit at the Remington Museum, “Art Teachers’ Choice,” which was guest curated by members of the North Country Art Teachers Association. Untitled (Figure in Red Blanket) was selected by Dianne Drayse Alonso, Art Teacher at Ogdensburg Free Academy, who said of the work, “This is one of my favorite Remington sketches of all time due to its sheer dynamism and narrative power, and just the fact that it is so RED! I would want my students to recognize how Remington expertly uses color and form, and painterly brushstrokes to capture the struggle of the figure against the elements. It's a great image to ask them, ‘What's happening in this painting?’ So many stories could unfold.”