Repeats every month on the last Saturday until Sat Apr 29 2017 .Sat, 02/25/2017 - 2:00pm
Date:Sat, 03/25/2017 - 2:00pm
Date:Sat, 04/29/2017 - 2:00pm
Location:Frederic Remington Art Museum is located at 303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 315.393.2425/www.fredericremington.org
The Frederic Remington Art Museum, as part of its winter program, will be offering guided tours at 2 PM every last Saturday of each month through April.
This volunteer-driven initiative began with a small start in January, and hopes are high that it will catch on with visitors looking for informed dialogue about Remington's art. The public is invited to spend the afternoon enjoying the work of Frederic Remington and hearing about his fascinating life. Docents will be on hand to talk with visitors.
Frederic Remington, famous for his depiction of the West: cowboys, the military and Indians, was born in Canton in 1861 and spent part of his youth in Ogdensburg. He never forgot his roots and returned to the North Country regularly. The museum features a large collection of northern landscapes that reflect his love of our region.
Besides Remington's art, the museum houses various personal and studio effects, such as his easel, paints, photographs and even his wife Eva’s diamond ring and the cigars that were in his pocket when he died.
Also on view is the 20th Annual Middle & High School Art Exhibit in the Richard E. Winter Gallery, and an exhibit of recently donated paintings by the late Ruth E. Claxton in the Torrey Family Gallery.
The Frederic Remington Art Museum is fascinating indeed, especially in the company of knowledgeable docents on a Saturday afternoon. Refreshments will be served.