October 19, 2016 – In recognition of The Rockwell Museum’s 40th Anniversary, Senator Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano presented a 40th-anniversary proclamation during a reception Wednesday in Corning.
The Senator and Assemblyman presented the proclamation on behalf of Members of the Assembly and Senate, the State of New York and on behalf of the citizens of the 132rd Assembly District and the 58th Senate District of New York. The presentation was held during an event co-hosted by the Museum Association of New York, the state level advocacy organization supporting diverse museums, heritage and related organizations across New York.
“This region is so strong especially because of our cultural offerings. The work of museums and our educators brings a sense of livelihood to the region and it is so important to have a vibrant quality of life,” said Senator Tom O’Mara. “It is with great honor that we recognize The Rockwell Museum for its 40 years.”
2016 has been a culminating year for The Rockwell as it settles in to its newest affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution all the while celebrating our 40th anniversary with momentous activity. Just this year, The Rockwell has opened a new Modern and Contemporary gallery, added to the collection with new art acquisitions, visited the National Parks during a museum-sponsored trip, opened the newly revitalized museum store, and is currently featuring a special anniversary exhibition.
“Since my involvement began at The Rockwell, I have witnessed firsthand the innovation and creativity that happens here. I’m proud of my association with this gem of a museum. The Rockwell is 40 years young and I’m excited to see what the next 40 years will bring,” says Deb Naylor, Board President of The Rockwell Museum Board of Trustees.
Thank you, Senator Tom O’Mara, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, and everyone who joined us for this significant moment in Rockwell history last night.