Join us on Wednesday, June 10 at 10:00 am online via Zoom for a conversation with retiring Museum Executive Director Laura Foster.
Laura has been away—but not out of touch—for months. Her absence, begun with a medical emergency in Spain, has been subsumed by the pandemic. She still cares about the Museum and its larger family, and will participate in a conversation via Zoom with Museum patrons and friends. Have questions for a marooned expatriate in Spain? Wonder about Laura's impending retirement and succession? Have questions about the museum in general or during the pandemic? Or burning questions about Frederic Remington or his art? All questions are welcome.
Because of the Museum's closure and the need to maintain social distancing, there will be no tea following this presentation. Participants are encouraged to bring their own tea and treats to the conversation.
If you haven't yet registered for the Zoom conversation, you can do so by clicking here:
In normal circumstances, the “Art Highlights and Tea” series takes place from January through April on the second Wednesday of each month. Lectures begin at 2pm in the Tiffany Room at the Remington Museum, and are always free and open to the public. The tea, organized and run by volunteers, begins at 3pm in the parlors at 311 Washington Street.
Cost for the tea is $10 for Remington Museum members and $15 for non-members.Seats for the tea fill up quickly, so it is recommended to reserve spots early on.
January 8, 2020 - Mark Grice, Paint the Horse Blue. Artist, actor, horseman, and author Mark Grice will talk about his debut novel Paint the Horse Blue. Spoiler alert: the novel features an appearance by one "Laura Foster" of the "Frederic Remington Art Museum" in "Ogdensburg"!
February 12, 2020 - Roger Bailey, “‘Let the Snobs Sneer’: Remington in the Canton Free Library Scrapbooks.” There are more than forty scrapbooks filled with newspaper clippings in the Canton Free Library. Roger Bailey, retired art professor from St. Lawrence University, has collected some of the scrapbook materials related to Frederic Remington and the Remington Museum. Bailey’s presentation will focus on items published in the Watertown Daily Times in the 1980s and will touch upon a range of topics that emerged from his exploration of the scrapbooks.
March 11, 2020 - Museum Education Specialist Laura Desmond and museum professional Joanna Jennings will discuss the creation of the Museum's Remington Digital Collection.