Frederic Remington, New York Artist of the West
The Frederic Remington Art Museum at 303 Washington Street in Ogdensburg, near the US-Canada border, is an upstate treat for fans of the Old West, late 19th century/early 20th century American art, or historic US architecture. Though the population of Ogdensburg makes it a small town by today’s standards, it was a popular point of entry and railroad center in Remington’s day, according to https://www.ogdensburg.org.
Remington (1861-1909) may be best remembered for his vivid paintings, drawings, and sculptures, of which he produced more than 3,000, but he was also the author of approximately 70 short stories and books. You can see the list and readers’ reviews at https://www.goodreads.com.
“I knew the wild riders and the vacant land were about to vanish forever… and the more I considered the subject, the bigger the forever loomed. Without knowing how to do it, I began to record some facts around me, and the more I looked the more the panorama unfolded.” — Frederic Remington
The Remington Art Museum and Eva Caten Remington Education Center
The main building of the museum was briefly the home of Frederic Remington’s widow, Eva Caten Remington, and contains original art work and some of Frederic Remington’s writings. An adjacent education center is named after his widow and is also known for offering “Kids’ Place.” The Eva Caten Remington Education Center engages all ages of the community through free art actvities and programs.
Visitors from the public are welcome year-round, though hours vary seasonally so be sure to check the website before going. Come prepared — the excellent gift shop has a wide array of Remington-related treasures that will suit just about any budget.
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