Pictured: Frederic Remington, The Charge of the Rough Riders, 1898, oil on canvas, 35 x 60 in., Frederic Remington Art Museum, Gift of the Remington Estate. This work provides inspiration for an upcoming “Art Highlights & Tea” lecture at the Remington Museum in Ogdensburg.

Ogdensburg, NY — The Frederic Remington Art Museum continues its annual “Art Highlights and Tea” lecture series with a presentation by Maria Pedroso-Parker entitled, “A Cuban Woman’s View on Frederic Remington and the Spanish American War.”

The talk will take place at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 13th at the Frederic Remington Art Museum. The talk is free and open to the public, and will be presented in the Museum’s Tiffany Room.

Cuban artist Maria Pedroso-Parker will offer Cuban perspectives on the Spanish-American War and her own reflections on Remington’s representations of that war. She will also introduce audiences to José Martí, Cuban poet, writer, and freedom fighter who was responsible for igniting the Spanish American War from the Cuban side. Pedroso-Parker was born in Havana, Cuba; her father was a fisherman who fought in the Bay of Pigs Invasion, and her mother made a decision that no mother should ever have to make in order to save her children—sending them to the United States as part of Operation Peter Pan. Maria now lives with her beloved rescue animals in the North Country, where she makes colorful art drawn from childhood memories.

At 3:00 pm, a delicious tea will be served in the parlors, courtesy of Fran Naccarato, Ann Spies, and friends. The cost is $10 for Remington Museum members and $15 for non-members. Please call (315) 393-2425, email [email protected], or reserve seats at the tea online at fredericremington.org.

The “Art Highlights and Tea” series takes place from January through April on the second Wednesday of each month. Lectures begin at 2pm and are always free and open to the public; the tea, organized and run by volunteers, begins at 3pm. Seats for the tea fill up quickly, so it is recommended to reserve spots early on.

The Frederic Remington Art Museum is located at 303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. The Frederic Remington Art Museum expands and deepens appreciation and understanding of Remington’s work by engaging contemporary audiences and keeping his legacy relevant. It is dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting the art and archives of Frederic Remington, and contains an unmatched collection of his works. The Museum is open October 15 through May 15, Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm, and May 16 through October 14, Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm.