Street Address
303 Washington Street
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Mailing Address
303 Washington Street
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Hours
May 16 - October 14
Monday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday1 PM - 5 PM
October 15 - May 15
Wednesday - Saturday11 AM - 5 PM
Sunday1 PM - 5 PM
Admissions
$9 Adults
$8 Senior citizens, students ages 16 and up
$7 Per person in groups of 15 or more
Free admission for museum members, volunteers,
residents of Ogdensburg, and children age 15 and under
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Shannon Ghize, Administrative Aide
phone: 315-393-2425
Laura Foster, Director
phone: 315-393-2425
Debra Ormasen, Senior Account Manager
phone: 315-393-2425
Melanie Flack, Museum Shop Manager
phone: 315-393-2425
Laura Desmond, Museum Education Specialist
phone: 315-393-2425

Mission

The Frederic Remington Art Museum expands and deepens appreciation and understanding of Remington's work by engaging contemporary audiences and keeping his legacy relevant.

History

Through his heroic and realistic portrayals of cowboys, soldiers and Indians, Remington glorified the theme of the West and the American Frontier. Remington provided the American people with depictions of the lives of many interesting characters. His love of the Old West resulted in images that convey the excitement and danger associated with the taming of the frontier. They greatly enhance our study and perceptions of the past.

During the last eight years of his life Remington owned and enjoyed an island in Chippewa Bay on the St. Lawrence River. His very productive life was cut short on December 26, 1909 when he died of complications following an appendectomy. At his behest, he is buried in Canton, NY. His widow, Eva Remington and her sister Emma Caten along with his friends and family, served to found the Remington Art Memorial, opening in 1923, which is now the Frederic Remington Art Museum.

Frederic Remington, born in Canton, NY on October 4, 1861, was the only child of a father who was a journalist and a Civil War hero and a mother who came from a prosperous family. Ogdensburg served as Frederic Remington's boyhood home where the family lived from the time he was eleven. Frederic demonstrated great interest in horses and things military at an early age. At age fourteen, he was sent to the Highland Military Academy in Massachusetts for secondary schooling and it was where he completed some of his first drawings. His formal art training was at Yale and the Art Students League. In 1881, drawn by the excitement and romance of cowboy life, Frederic made his first journey West. The following year, his first drawing depicting the West appeared in Harper's Weekly, beginning his career as an illustrator. He lived only briefly in the West when, in 1883, he purchased a sheep ranch in Peabody, Kansas, with money he inherited from his father's estate. In 1884, he married Eva Caten of Gloversville, NY and returned to New York. Frederic made a total of eighteen trips West, gathering information, making sketches and taking photographs, which he used at his studio in New Rochelle, New York to create his illustrations, paintings and bronzes. During his career, he created over three thousand flat works and twenty-two subjects in bronze.

Educational Programs

Lectures
Exhibits
Docent program
Gallery tours
Art classes and workshops (sculpting, painting and photography)
Distance Learning

    Publications

    Quarterly Newsletter and Annual Report

      ADA

      Wheelchair Accessible

      Services

      Gift Shop

      Online Gift Shop

      Special Event Rental

      Group Tours