This nine-part lecture series, presented by Museum Curator & Educator Laura Desmond, will introduce Farnham and her work, and explore the themes presented in the new permanent exhibit on display at the Remington Museum.
3/30: Beauty and Strength: An Overview of the Life and Career of Sally James Farnham — An introduction to the major themes presented in the new permanent exhibit, including the artworks on display and highlights from the life and career of Sally James Farnham.
4/27: Hometown Ogdensburg — Delve into Farnham’s North Country roots and her lifelong connections to Ogdensburg.
5/25: Ogdensburg’s Other Great Sculptor: Farnham and Remington — Learn about the connections between these two great North Country artists, who were friends and colleagues.
6/29: “Never By Any Chance a Sculptress” — Farnham was one of a number of pioneering women in the field of sculpture, creating works that were ambitious in scope, and sometimes daring in content. She rejected the constrained social expectations of women of her time, competed in a male-dominated field (judged mostly by men), and succeeded.
7/27: “The Intrepid Mrs. Sally James Farnham” — A look into Farnham's entrepreneurship and her work in support of philanthropic fundraisers, as well as her relationship to the social and artistic circles of the day.
8/31: “Glimpses of a Human Soul” — Farnham’s portraits were sought after and critically acclaimed for their ability to express the essence of their subjects with energy, vitality, and an appreciation of character.
9/28: An American Sympathy — presenting Farnham's deep engagement with the themes and work of Pan-American friendship and cooperation
10/26: Monuments and Other Sited Works — an examination of Farnham's large-scale monuments and other works tied to specific locations
11/30: Works at Large — an exploration of Farnham's studio works, including her equestrian sculptures.