In conjunction with Remington Looking West
, the Clark is offering a number of public
lectures and programs related to the exhibition. All events are free and open to the public
unless otherwise noted. For information, call 413 458 0524.
"Come in from the Cold"
Saturday, February 16, 6:30 pm
Come in from the cold for a hot night at the Clark to celebrate the opening of Remington Looking West
. The Wild West and Buffalo Bill provide the inspiration for an evening of live music and dancing, hors d'oeuvres and drinks, and a preview of this exciting exhibition.
$50 ($40 members).
To reserve tickets, call 413 458 0524 or e-mail [email protected]
"Looking West with Frederic Remington"
Sunday, February 17, 2:00 pm
Look westward as assistant curator of American art Cody Hartley opens the exhibition Remington Looking West
with a visual scouting party, exploring Frederic Remington's art and his lifelong fascination with acts of looking, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
"Come in from the Cold" and "Looking West with Frederic Remington" are sponsored by WGBY Public Television for Western New England
"Creating and Collecting the Old West"
Sunday, March 2, 2:00 pm
William H. Truettner, senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, discusses how the Old West became a familiar part of America's national identity through the creations of Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, and other artists and writers, while at the same time western art emerged as an independent field for collecting and scholarship. Truettner has organized numerous groundbreaking exhibitions, including The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier
, 1820�1920, Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory
, and Thomas Cole: Landscape into History
"Cowboys and Indians: Remington's Characters"
Sunday, March 9, 2:00 pm
Susannah Maurer, assistant curator at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, will discuss how Frederic Remington fashioned his vision of the West.
"Reading the West"
Wednesdays, March 5 and 19 and April 2 and 16, 7:00 pm
Assistant curator of American art Cody Hartley, curator of Remington Looking West
, will lead a four-session reading group focusing on short stories of the American West. While Frederic Remington's images dominate pictorial ideas of the West, he was also a profuse writer (and a voracious reader). Gain new insight into the works and times of Frederic Remington by reading some of his finest short stories, as well as stories by Remington friends and peers like Owen Wister; in later sessions the group will read stories about the twentieth-century West, concluding with works from several contemporary writers.
Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 413 458 0524 to register.
There is a $10 materials fee for the series.
Film Series: "A Wild and Savage Land: John Ford Looks at the American West"
Saturdays, 2:00 pm
Famed American director John Ford followed in the footsteps of Remington in crafting a distinctive vision of the American West. This winter's film series explores Ford's use of film to tell the story of the Wild West in the same way Remington used his canvas.
- March 15: Stagecoach
- March 22: My Darling Clementine
- March 29: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
- April 5: The Searchers
Remington Family Day
Sunday, April 13, 12:00 pm
Horse around during a free family afternoon full of fun and games inspired by the Remington Looking West
exhibition. Get creative with art making, try your hand at horseshoe games, visit the pony petting zoo, ride a horse, and much more.
Fly by Night Mythology: Making Art out of American Mythologies
Thursday, May 1, 7:00 pm
Contemporary photographer and scholar Larry McNeil, recently honored with a 2007 Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, produces work about favored American myths, what happens at the intersection of cultures, and how different people perceive a shared history. Through a discussion of his art, McNeil offers further context for considering the legacy of Frederic Remington.
Not a member? Learn more and join call 413 458 0585.
Members Remington Looking West Gallery Talk
Thursday, February 21, 9:30 am
Frederic Remington sought to ground his artwork in authenticity. He read voraciously and collected artifacts, photographs, and clippings that informed his studio practice. In this gallery talk, Cody Hartley, assistant curator of American art, will discuss his study of materials in Remington's archives and describe how the artist used sketchbooks and clipping albums as preparatory material for his artistic creations. RSVP 413 458 0585
"A Remington Repast" Members Event
Wednesday, April 30, 6:00 pm
Frederic Remington had many interests, including gastronomy. Cody Hartley, assistant curator of American art, will lecture on the culinary indulgences typical for a man of Remington's class and documented in his diaries. Chef Steve Wilkinson will create a tasting menu based on foods evoking turn-of-the-century eating habits.
Members: $25; guests of members: $30
RSVP 413 458 0585