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Artist Marie Watt Returns to New York for Convention Days in Seneca Falls

June 29, 2017 Proto-feminist Seneca Artist Marie Watt, whose most recent work is now on view here at The Rockwell Museum, will return to the Finger Lakes this summer to participate in Convention Days in Seneca Falls to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage.  As part of its annual weekend celebration commemorating the nation’s fi­rst women’s […]

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Happy Trails, Lin McLean!

May 30, 2017 The Met Requests Rockwell Museum’s Famous Remington Painting for NYC Exhibition The Rockwell Museum is pleased to announce that The Metropolitan Museum of Art has requested Frederic Remington’s painting Lin McClean on loan from the permanent collection of The Rockwell. The work will go on tour to The Met for an upcoming […]

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Introducing Design of 2017 Alley Art Project Mural

May 19, 2017 After several months of studying, painting, and thoughtful planning, we’re pleased to announce the design concept of the 2017 Alley Art Mural. This year, students studied and drew inspiration from a Rockwell collection favorite – Family: Love’s Unbreakable Heaven by Judith Lowry. From this, the students designed a mural exploring how together HSLC students, […]

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Announcing 2016 Gingerbread Invitational Community Choice Award Winner

The Gingerbread Invitational is a fun, artful gingerbread competition and exhibition with a focus on historic landmarks and architecture in the beloved region surrounding historic Corning, NY.   Community voters echoed the judges’ sentiments, choosing “Mark Twain Study” as the exhibition favorite. The group of friends, including Ann Cady, Colleen McCall, and Martha Easton, also won […]

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Deadline Extended: Blanket Drive

Give your blanket, share your story, and be part of artist Marie Watt’s Blanket Stories installation The Rockwell Museum and artist Marie Watt invite you to submit a blanket that will become part of a monumental new sculpture at the Museum. Watt is requesting contributions of blankets, quilts, afghans, or blanket-like cloth, in any condition. Drop off your […]

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Free Admission to Corning Museums on January 16, MLK Day

Looking for something to do for Martin Luther King Jr. Day? The Rockwell Museum and Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) invite you to spend your day off exploring the museums for FREE on Monday, January 16, 2017. Both museums are open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and are offering free admission for all ages. […]

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Announcing 2016 Gingerbread Invitational Winners

The Rockwell Museum is pleased to announce the winners of the Second Annual Gingerbread Invitational − an artful gingerbread competition and exhibition with a focus on historic landmarks and architecture in Corning and the surrounding region.  The exhibition is on view now through January 2, 2017. Throughout the holiday season, visitors to The Rockwell will […]

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Rockwell Museum Names New Executive Director

November 3,2016 | The Rockwell Museum in Corning New York has named Brian Lee Whisenhunt its new executive director.  Whisenhunt will begin in early January 2017 as director of The Rockwell, succeeding Kristin A. Swain who announced her retirement earlier this year after serving in this role for some 14 years. “After a national search, we […]

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Senator O’Mara Presents 40th Anniversary Proclamation to The Rockwell Museum

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 […]

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