Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby


Exhibition Opening Reception


Friday, May 18


The exhibition explores the forms, techniques, and firing processes used throughout Higby’s career, including groundbreaking work in raku earthenware and porcelain.

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Experience Antigravity


A Space for Contemporary Perspectives


Guest Artist Crystal Gregory


This new, unusual exhibition space greets each guest, provoking curiosity and reflection about art from the moment you enter building. Crystal Gregory, the 2018 Antigravity artist, has created a series of handwoven lace panels titled Through the Thread.

experience antigravity

Featured Installation of


Frederick Carder Glass


Now on View


This installation features the work of Frederick Carder, lead designer for Steuben Glass Works from 1903–1932.

150 years of glassmaking in corning

Art + Science Panel Discussion:


New Perspectives on the


American Landscape


Join award-winning ceramicist and educator Wayne Higby and glass artist and architect Richard Parrish, as they discuss the role of art and science in shaping the American landscape.

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Who We Are
Visitors to The Rockwell experience Art About America — 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

  • May 23

    New Perspectives on the American Landscape: Panel Discussion

    6 - 7 p.m. | Registration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.

    Join award-winning ceramicist and educator Wayne Higby and glass artist and architect Richard Parrish, as they discuss the role of art and science in shaping the American landscape.

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  • May 25

    GlassFest: Annual Finger Lakes Wine & Beer Tasting

    5 - 8 p.m. | Learn more at GafferDistrict.com

    Stop by The Rockwell as part of this unique craft beverage hop. Featuring over 20 wineries and breweries from New York’s Finger Lakes Region, complimentary shuttle service and collectible wine and beer glasses, visitors age 21 and older are invited to celebrate a favorite tradition in our historic downtown!

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  • May 25

    Urban Arts Crawl featuring Sharing Space Dance Collective

    5 - 8 p.m. | Free and open to the public. Performances starting at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

    Are you free Friday night? We are! The Rockwell is a proud participant of Urban Arts Crawl. This series celebrates the burgeoning, unique art scene in historic Downtown Corning, each month presenting distinct artists, exhibitions, and cultural experiences.

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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