The Rockwell is Questioning Identity in 2019. Read all about it>>

Questioning Identity Lecture Series

The Will to Adorn

with Diana N’Diaye

Join Smithsonian Cultural Specialist and Curator, Diana N’Diaye, as she explores stories of African American dress and identity, and how everyday dressing acts as an expression of creativity and heritage.

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Spotlight Exhibition

Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits

from the National Portrait Gallery

Karsh believed that “the heart and the mind are the true lens of the camera,” and he developed a genuine rapport with his subjects to fashion evocative and revealing portraits.

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Alley Art Project

10th Anniversary Notecard Set

At The Museum Store

This celebratory notecard set features all ten Alley Art Project murals - $24.99 in The Museum Store. Visit or call to purchase!

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Staff Selections from the Collection

Now On View

The newly-coined movement consists of staff favorites from the permanent collection, including oil paintings, etchings, photography and more, giving the opportunity to showcase unsung treasures from the diverse collection.

Who We Are
Visitors to The Rockwell explore art about the American experience — the people, land and ideas that shape America through the eyes of American artists.

Education Through Art

The Rockwell is more than “just” a museum — we’re a citizen of the Corning community, bringing arts into local schools and onto our streets, telling stories about the American experience through art.

See Our Impact In The Community

Upcoming Events

  • March 27

    The Will to Adorn: Stories of African American Dress and Identity

    6 - 7 p.m. | Advance reservations recommended

    Join Smithsonian Cultural Specialist and Curator, Diana N’Diaye, as she explores everyday dressing as an expression of creativity and heritage.

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  • March 29

    Urban Arts Crawl: #GetKarshed with CCC Theater Students

    5 - 8 p.m. | Free and open to the public

    This month at The Rockwell, we continue to explore Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits with a special collaboration with Corning Community College’s Muse of Fire.

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  • April 4

    Art Explorers’ Story Hour: Animal Habitats

    10 – 11 a.m. | Free and open to preschool-age children and their caregivers. No registration required.

    Explore and socialize with games and activities, connecting little ones to authentic arts experiences through storytime and un-plugged play.

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  • Visit The Rockwell’s Historic Building
    The Rockwell Museum is located in the very heart of Corning, just steps from the shops on Market Street, in the historic 1893 former city hall.  Find out more about our building, a work of art in its own right, and how to plan a visit of your own. Plan Your Visit