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Desk: (607) 974-4830 | Mobile: (607) 438-0321 | E-mail: vogelw@rockwellmuseum.org

Vote for The Rockwell in the 2018 Museum Dance Off

Starting April 16, 50 museums from all across the globe will participate in Museum Dance Off, an annual video competition that celebrates art, camaraderie and just plain, silly fun! The prize? A trophy and bragging rights. The Rockwell Museum is excited to enter this annual competition for the first time. Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, […]

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Call To Artists: Bare Bones Café

A Community-Sourced Museum Experience Application window: January 1 – February 1, 2018 The Rockwell is a community center where education and entertainment intersect. In 2018 our beloved building, Old City Hall, turns 125! The building holds a long history as a community center; that’s why we’re inviting artists and performers from the greater Corning community […]

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Third Annual Gingerbread Invitational: Judges’ Choice Awards

The Rockwell Museum is pleased to announce the Judges’ Choice winners of the Third Annual Gingerbread Invitational − an artful gingerbread competition and exhibition with a focus on landmarks and architecture from the historic region of Upstate New York. The exhibition is on view now through December 31, 2017. Throughout the holiday season, visitors to […]

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Veterans FREE All Month Long – November 2017

To show our appreciation for their service to our country, all military veterans and active military personnel will receive free admission to The Rockwell Museum through the month of November. All others in the veteran’s party are welcome to enjoy 15% off of their regularly-priced admission. Simply check in at the front desk when you […]

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Unveiling the New Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Gallery

A new gallery dedicated to Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) art and culture will join The Rockwell’s permanent collection galleries, opening to the public on November 16, 2017. Haudenosaunee, which translates to The People of the Longhouse, refers to the six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy – Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Tuscarora, and Mohawk. This new permanent gallery […]

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Two Students From Corning Serve as National Teen Advisors to The Smithsonian

The Rockwell Museum Joins the Smithsonian Secretary’s Youth Advisory Council Two local students from Corning-Painted Post High School Learning Center will serve as national teen advisors to the Smithsonian  We are thrilled to announce our participation in the Smithsonian Secretary’s Youth Advisory Council.  Mara Troy and Devyn Butler, students of the Corning-Painted Post High School Learning […]

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You run, we’ll Rock(well)!

The Rockwell Museum believes in building our community through partnerships and collaboration. That’s why we’re so pleased to partner with the Wineglass Marathon once again this year! In 2017, runners and their families will have four awesome opportunities to experience The Rockwell. Happy training, and we’ll see you at the end of the month! Friday, September 29 | Urban […]

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Lakota Artist Steve Tamayo in Corning

The Rockwell believes in reaching all audiences in meaningful ways through a commitment to authentic educational and cultural experiences. That’s why we’re pleased to welcome Lakota artist Steve Tamayo to The Rockwell and the Corning community for two unique opportunities.  Steve Tamayo is a traditional Sicangu Lakota artist whose family originates from the Rosebud Reservation in […]

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Beginning September 1 – Free Admission for CCC Students!

The Rockwell Museum Launches the Kristin A. Swain Student Fund Beginning September 1, 2017, all Corning Community College students with an active ID will receive free admission to The Rockwell Museum supported by the Kristin A. Swain Student Fund.  The Rockwell Museum board and staff established the fund in honor of Kristin A. Swain during the […]

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American Women Artists Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Juried Exhibition

  The Rockwell is pleased to be collaborating with American Women Artists for the 25 for 25 campaign, an initiative to have twenty-five museum shows in 25 years dedicated to the inspiration, celebration, and encouragement of women in the visual fine arts. This highly competitive and tightly-curated exhibit will showcase a diverse group of representational artworks by artists who […]

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