The Rockwell Blog: Updates From Our Staff

Rockwell Paper Scissors: Superhero Gauntlets

This Rockwell Paper Scissors project is available at the KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab February 18 – February 26 (while supplies last), along with many other hero-themed projects throughout the season. Or, follow along at home with these simple DIY instructions to make your own superhero-inspired Gauntlet with art materials from around your home. Many artists […]

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Introducing 2023 Annual Theme: Heroes 

In 2023, we celebrate HEROES, and the courage of people moved by conviction, truth and love to improve communities, society and our world.  Some heroes brandish pencils, brushes or musical instruments as tools. Others enact change through ideas and collaboration. Many of the stories we rally around today are legacies that were never intended as […]

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Rockwell Paper Scissors: Paper Bag Lantern

This Rockwell Paper Scissors project is available at the KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab January 30 – February 3! Or, follow along at home with these simple DIY instructions to make your own Paper Bag Lantern with art materials from around the house. When we visit an art museum, we expect to see big paintings made […]

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More for Frida Kahlo Fans!

In alignment with The Rockwell’s upcoming spotlight exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, cultural partners across the region are joining in for a well-rounded investigation of the stories, art and themes surrounding the iconic artist Frida Kahlo. Do not miss this exciting lineup of exhibitions and workshops. 171 Cedar Arts Center 171 […]

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Staff Highlight: Get to Know Lisa Gill and Willa Rose Vogel

Today we get to know two members of The Rockwell leadership team. Lisa Gill heads the finance and operations department, and joined the Museum staff in August 2021. Willa Rose Vogel, who started at the Museum in 2014, has been promoted to director of advancement and communications. Lisa Gill, director of finance and operations, joined […]

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Brian Lee Whisenhunt Elected MANY Board President

Rockwell Museum Executive Director Brian Lee Whisenhunt was introduced as the Museum Association of New York (MANY) Board President in April 2022, along with six newly elected board members. Brian first joined MANY in April 2018 and has served as Program Chair and Vice President. He previously served on the board of the Mountain-Plains Museums […]

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A Collaborative Message of Healing

The past few years have been universally stressful. Likely, we can all agree that we are in need of healing—both as individuals and as a community. A group of diverse cultural organizations of the Southern Finger Lakes came together early in the pandemic to share information and help one another through numerous existential crises—and we […]

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Listen Up! Introducing New Artists as Activists Audio Tour

The Rockwell Museum is excited to announce the debut of our first audio tour, Artists as Activists. The Artists as Activists audio tour incorporates eight works from The Rockwell’s permanent collection along with two long-term loans from Art Bridges. What does activism look like to you? The Artists as Activists tour investigates a wide range […]

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Request for Artist Proposals: 2023 Alley Art Project

The Rockwell Museum is seeking an experienced mural artist to work with Rockwell staff and High School Learning Center (HSLC) students to plan, design and paint a mural in downtown Corning, NY as part of the Museum’s ongoing Alley Art Project.  Proposal deadline extension: May 3, 2022 The ideal candidate will have teaching experience, with […]

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Spark! From Inspiration to Creation

Introducing The Rockwell’s 2022 Theme In 2022, The Rockwell explores how artists find inspiration and the moments that ignite a creative spark. Considering how individual perspectives, unexpected sources, and lived experiences inform the artistic process, we will present journeys that move from inspiration to creation.   Hear from Kate Swanson, Interpretation and Public Engagement Educator, on how all of the […]

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