WATERTOWN, NY; May 31, 2022 – WPBS is pleased to provide the broadcast premiere of Back Road Museums: The Remington Special on Tuesday, June 7th at 7:00 pm. This new documentary, recorded on location in December 2021, portrays the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York – a North Country treasure that houses the most extensive public collection of original Remington paintings, sketches and sculptures. The film answers the question “why is a man from upstate New York one of America’s most iconic artists in the western motif?”
Museum curator and educator Dr. Laura Desmond profiles some of the most important works in the museum collection and highlights the development of Remington’s unique artistic style.
The documentary is produced by Ottawa-based Blomeley Communications and executive produced by Ed Blomeley and Tim Cherry (successful television producer and son of Canadian hockey icon Don Cherry).
WPBS and Blomeley Communications are actively developing additional episodes of this series to be filmed in both the United States and Canada in 2022 and 2023.
WPBS is a PBS station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario via cable, satellite, Internet and over-the-air distribution. WPBS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, inform, and engage its two-nation region with exceptional and trusted content across multiple platforms. Its vision is to be the premier provider of extraordinary public media that instills wonder and curiosity across generations and borders.