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Remington Museum Program Features Remington Boyhood Work,
“The Captive Gaul”

Pictured here: Frederic Remington, The Captive Gaul (The Gallic Captive/The Chained Gaul) detail, 1876, Oil on linen (window shade), 48”x36”, Unsigned, Gift of Henry L. and Mary H. Sackrider, Canton, NY, 1966.100. Learn more about this early Remington work by attending one of three Consider This programs this May at the Remington Museum. 

Ogdensburg, NY — The Frederic Remington Art Museum’s “Consider This” program returns in May featuring Remington’s 1876 painting “The Captive Gaul” – painted on a window shade when the artist was only 14 years old. 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 May: May 10 at 12pm (at the Museum only), May 16 at 12pm (at the Museum and via Zoom), and May 31 at 12pm (at the Museum and via Zoom).
Each session features 30 minutes of focused looking, consideration, conversation, and interpretation of the artwork. Programs are offered at noon, so that even working people can join the conversation during their lunch and bring art into their workday. Museum Experience Manager & Educator Julie Pratt and docents Luanne Herzog, Anne Skelly, and Kathy Crowe will present three 30-minute lunchtime conversations about Remington’s early work:
– Friday, May 10 at 12pm with Luanne Herzog (at the Museum only)
– Thursday, May 16 at 12pm with Julie Pratt and Anne Skelly (at the Museum and via Zoom)
– Friday, May 31 at 12pm with Julie Pratt and Kathy Crowe (at the Museum and via Zoom)
Participation via Zoom is free; on-site participation is free with admission to the Museum, thanks to generous support of The Enchanted Edible Forest at Cross Island Farms.
To learn more and to register, please call 315-393-2425 or email
“It will be fun to look at Fred’s early paintings and drawings, especially ‘The Captive Gaul,’” said docent Anne Skelly. “Even as a boy, Fred loved soldiers of all types, inspired by his dad, a bona fide Civil War hero. We’ll explore Fred’s school days in Ogdensburg and other experiences that not only inspired his youthful art, but also propelled Remington to become one of the biggest influences in how we still think about America’s Western frontier.”
The Frederic Remington Art Museum is located at 303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. The Frederic Remington Art Museum expands and deepens appreciation and understanding of Remington’s work by engaging contemporary audiences and keeping his legacy relevant. It is dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting the art and archives of Frederic Remington, and contains an unmatched collection of his works. 
The Museum’s current Centennial Exhibition highlights the richness of the collection, ranging from Remington’s youthful drawings to mature masterworks.
Museum hours through May 14 are Thursday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
Summer hours begin on May 15: Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm, and Sunday 12 to 4pm.
More information about the Museum and this program can be found online at