Curator’s Corner

17 04, 2019

For the Love of Birch Bark

2020-07-08T12:17:29-05:00April 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Remington loved canoeing. Despite his weight gain in his later years, which kept him from his love of horse riding, he quipped that he could always float. “If properly equipped, a man who sits at a desk the year through can find no happier days than he will in his canoe when the still waters run through the dark forests and the rapid boils below.” – Remington, 1893 Ingleneuk, Photo Album (Frederic Remington with Canoe), Frederic Remington Art Museum In the summer of 1892, Remington purchased a canoe and embarked on a 50 mile journey paddling the Oswegatchie [...]

20 03, 2019

A Turbulent Painting

2020-01-22T09:10:35-06:00March 20th, 2019|0 Comments

*The following is part of a series of blog posts researched and written by Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History TCU School of Art, and guest curator of SRM’s special exhibit Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East. On a recent return flight to DFW, the Airbus in which I was a passenger encountered, in the pilot’s words, “moderate turbulence” (most of us onboard would not have used such an understated description). Sitting next to a window over an engine I was able to hear not only its powerful thrusts, but also the sounds of the mighty winds buffeting [...]

20 02, 2019

Remington’s Personal Art Collection

2020-01-17T16:46:06-06:00February 20th, 2019|2 Comments

*The following is part of a series of blog posts researched and written by Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History TCU School of Art, and guest curator of SRM’s special exhibit Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East. The inclusion of paintings by Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, and Anna Richards Brewster in Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East signals an intriguing but understudied aspect of Remington’s life: his personal art collection. While not a large collection, little is known how and when he acquired the art objects usually on view in the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York. [...]

16 01, 2019

Endion: The Place Where I Live

2020-01-17T16:44:25-06:00January 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Without a doubt, the iconic Western artist Frederic Remington was a New Yorker. He was born in Canton and raised in Ogdensburg, both small towns in Remington’s beloved North Country. Like many artists of his day, he developed his professional life in New York City, having lived in Brooklyn and Manhattan before purchasing a house in New Rochelle, a suburb of the Big Apple. Remington and Beauty at Endion. FRAM 1918.76.152.13 Frederic and Eva named their new home Endion (pronounced ahn-dy-yon), a Chippewa word meaning "my home" or "place where I live." It’s hard to imagine that the [...]

19 12, 2018

The Tragedy of the Trees

2020-01-17T16:42:36-06:00December 19th, 2018|1 Comment

*The following is part of a series of blog posts researched and written by Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History TCU School of Art, and guest curator of SRM’s special exhibit Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East. Frederic Remington | The End of the Day | ca. 1904 | Oil on canvas | Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, NY Frederic Remington | The Fall of the Cowboy | 1895 | Oil on canvas | Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Amon G. Carter Collection Frederic Remington’s evocative The End of the [...]

21 11, 2018

Remington’s Crack at Immortality

2020-01-17T16:26:58-06:00November 21st, 2018|0 Comments

*The following is part of a new series of blog posts researched and written by Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History TCU School of Art, and guest curator of SRM's special exhibit Another Frontier: Frederic Remington's East. One fascinating aspect of working on the exhibition Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East was reading the artist’s diary entries from 1907 through 1909. Doing this helped me gain a greater sense of Frederic Remington, as person and as an artist. I was especially keen to see what artists he might mention. While I knew he was friendly with a [...]

16 10, 2018

People I Know: Augustus Thomas

2020-01-17T16:24:26-06:00October 16th, 2018|0 Comments

*The following is part of a new series of blog posts researched and written by Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History TCU School of Art, and guest curator of SRM's special exhibit Another Frontier: Frederic Remington's East. Willard L. Metcalf | Hudson River | 1905 | Oil on canvas | Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, NY When you visit the special exhibition Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East be sure to check out the photographs, letters, and drawings displayed in the vitrines in the center of the gallery. One particularly intriguing object to see is [...]

19 09, 2018

Rowing Up a Muscle and Fighting Mosquitoes

2020-01-17T16:22:28-06:00September 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Frederic Remington | Small Oaks | 1887 | Oil on canvas | Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, NY Frederic Remington enjoyed spending his summers outdoors, preferably camping. In his painting Small Oaks, he records his campsite from the summer of 1887, on Small Oaks Island in the St. Lawrence’s Chippewa Bay. In a letter to his friend Lt. Powhatan Clarke, Remington clearly expresses his fondness for the outdoors, writing: “a friend of mine owns the Island and has a small cottage but we ‘are in camp’—camp is the only thing in summer—if I had money enough I would [...]

18 07, 2018

Come Ride East With Us

2020-01-17T16:16:43-06:00July 18th, 2018|1 Comment

When visitors enter the museum, usually they are immediately greeted by a portrait of Sid Richardson, which was painted by the American artist Peter Hurd. But starting today, a different gentleman will be welcoming our guests; Henry Lloyd Herbert to be exact. Mr. Herbert served as Chairman of the Polo Association from 1890 to 1921 and helped found the Meadow Brook Club on Long Island, New York. Frederic Remington | A Hunting Man (In Full Pursuit: H.L. Herbert Taking A Wall) | 1890 | Oil on canvas | Private Collection Frederic Remington painted a portrait of Mr. Herbert [...]

20 06, 2018

When Camping Goes Awry

2020-01-17T16:13:17-06:00June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

It’s summer time, which for some also means vacation time. For those who are looking to escape to the great outdoors, camping is a fun way to enjoy “ma nature.” Charles Russell enjoyed being outdoors and went on several camping trips, including a few with friend and pioneer dude rancher, Howard Eaton. After one such trip, Charlie’s wife Nancy recounted to a friend, “This trip has been a trip of memories. Chas. just loved it all and had such a good time every day then around the camp fires at night they always had the big talk.” Russell gifted to [...]