Frederic Remington Art Museum -- "One Hour One Work" Program

Date: 
Wed, 03/04/2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Frederic Remington Art Museum, 303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY
Contact Information: 
Laura Desmond -- 315-393-2425 -- desmond@fredericremington.org
Event Specifics: 

The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites the public to attend any of four "One Hour One Work" sessions in the month of March.  This ongoing program is a chance for participants to slow down and dive deep into a single work of art on display at the Remington Musuem.  In March, there will be four small-group opportunities to spend quality time with The Sun Dance.  In each session, a Museum educator facilitates 60 minutes of focused looking, consideration, conversation, and interpretation of a single artwork.  Four sessions are offered each month, with a different artwork featured each month.

In March, the featured art work will be Frederic Remington's 1909 oil painting, The Sun Dance.  The program will be offered on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, March 4th at 1 pm 
  • Friday, March 13th at 1 pm
  • Thursday, March 19th at 2 pm
  • Thursday, March 26th at 1 pm

The conversations will be facilitated by Museum educators Kathie Wade, Julie Pratt,  Luanne Herzog, and Kari Terwillliger, respectively. 

"This is a painting about which your views are almost certain to change as you spend time looking at and discussing it,"  says Laura Desmond, Museum Education Specialist.  "Remington himself said the painting would 'give everyone the Horrors",  and this is oftern borne out when viewers first encounter the work.  But tis themes of self-sacrifice, the suffering body, and ritual unity are an integral part of the Western art tradition, and the more time you spend with the work, the more rich becomes your appreciation for what Remington attempted to do."

The One Hour One Work program is free with admission to the Musuem, but space is limited and reservations are requested, in order to facilitate close looking and ease of conversation.  To learn more and to register, you can call 315-393-2425 or email Museum Educator Laura Desmond at desmond@fredericremington.org.