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Beyond The Frame: The Rockwell Blog

Get to know The Rockwell collection and the people behind it through occasional musings, DIY art projects, new acquisition announcements and more here on our blog, Beyond the Frame.

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Announcing The Rockwell Museum as a Smithsonian Affiliate

November 17, 2015 | The Rockwell Museum announced today the prestigious designation of becoming a Smithsonian Affiliate – one of only 206 nationwide. The Rockwell will now be the Upstate NY conduit to the Smithsonian …

Announcing the Opening of a New American Wildlife Gallery

September 30, 2015 | The Rockwell Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a new Wildlife Gallery featuring masterworks by historic American artists like Goodwin, Audobon and Rungius, the newly installed Wildlife Gallery …

Announcing the 2015 Silver Dollar Society Gift

September 30, 2015 | Each year, The Rockwell’s Silver Dollar Society votes to choose a new piece of artwork to be part of the permanent collection. This year, Curator of Collections Kirsty Buchanan set forth three …

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American Indian Artist, Virgil Ortiz, to Collaborate with The Rockwell Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass

September 16, 2015 | CORNING, NY—The Rockwell Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass will welcome internationally-renowned ceramicist, fashion designer, and graphic artist, Virgil Ortiz, to Corning from October 19-25 for an interactive, weeklong …

Farewell (For Now) Jim Thorpe

July 22, 2015 | July 22, 2015 One of our visitors’ favorite artworks will be packed up for shipping early next week. The vase, or urn, entitled Never Forget: Jim Thorpe All American by Diego …

Happy Earth Day:
Green Initiatives at The
Rockwell

April 22, 2015 | April 22, 2015 There’s no way around it – museums use a lot of electricity! Lighting our collection and exhibitions correctly is a huge part of the visitor experience – if you …

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Celebrating National Youth Art Month

February 27, 2015 | The Rockwell Museum Hosts Student Artwork from Corning Children’s Center  The Rockwell Museum’s Admissions Lobby is now filled with colorful works of art created by students at Corning Children’s Center. The Rockwell is …

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New Acquisition: Sculpture by Abraham Anghik Ruben

February 18, 2015 | February 17, 2015 We are very excited to announce the acquisition of a gorgeous soapstone sculpture by Inuit artist, Abraham Anghik Ruben — the sculpture found its new home today in …

Introducing Kirsty Buchanan, Curator of Collections

January 29, 2015 | The board of trustees and staff of The Rockwell Museum are pleased to announce that Kirsty Buchanan has joined The Rockwell team in Corning, NY, as Curator of Collections. Kirsty Buchanan …

Deflated Footballs

January 28, 2015 | Never Forget:  Jim Thorpe, All American Controversy in professional sports isn’t a new concept.   And leading up to the most-watched program of the year, the Super Bowl, it seems fitting …