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The Rockwell Blog: Updates From Our Staff

New Acquisition: Xochipilli ‘The Flower Prince’ by Martine Gutierrez

The Brooklyn-based performance artist Martine Gutierrez explores the intersection of personal and collective identity, and the role that gender plays in crafting those identities. She serves as subject, artist and muse within her own ground-breaking work to examine the fluidity of gender and its effect on interpersonal relationships.  “Society perpetuates rigid constructs – fabricated dichotomies […]

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Staff Highlight: Get to Know Taryn Nie and Ann Recotta

We’re excited to announce two important additions to The Rockwell staff from the last few months! Rockwell Members (and future members) will be hearing more from Taryn Nie, who joins the advancement department in the role of membership and grants manager. Ann Recotta joins our active education department as the new education and volunteer programs […]

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Surprise Acquisition Unveiling! Tree of 40 Fruit by Sam Van Aken

May 23, 2019 Thank you to all the Rockwell Members and supporters who visited this morning for the surprise unveiling of The Rockwell’s latest acquisition – the first living artwork ever to be a part of the Museum’s collection. Sam Van Aken’s “Tree of 40 Fruit #87” is now growing in the Thomas Buechner Park, […]

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Unveiling 2019 Alley Art Project Mural Design

Last week, students and educators gathered to celebrate the unveiling of the 2019 Alley Art Project mural design, to be painted on the building façade of Carey’s Brew House at 58 Bridge Street (adjacent to E. William Street) on Corning’s Northside.  For the 11th Alley Art Project mural, nine High School Learning Center students studied […]

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Should I Take My Toddler to an Art Museum?

Kate Swanson, interpretation and public engagement educator, tells us YES, absolutely – and bring your infant, too! Many of us have fond memories of museum visits as children, but as caregivers to little ones, an art museum might seem like the last place to consider when looking for something to do. It’s understandable. Art museums […]

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Arshile Gorky Artwork On View From Art Bridges Foundation Through May 20

Arshile Gorky (Armenian-born/American, 1902-1948) is considered the father of American abstraction. He immigrated to America in 1920, a survivor of the Armenian genocide that shattered the Ottoman Empire after World War I. As a youth, he and his family were brutally driven out of their hometown by Turkish troops. Those traumatic experiences, including the tragic […]

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Annual IB Student Art Exhibition Now on View

In collaboration with the Corning-Painted Post High School, The Rockwell Museum presents this special exhibition featuring four students from the IB Visual Arts Diploma Programme. Under the direction of art teachers Sharron Holland and Lisa Rossi-Sullivan, students Emma Stanton, Lewis Wightman, Gargie Deore and Lydia Robinson are currently featured in The Rockwell’s Student Gallery. As […]

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School’s Out, Art’s In! Spring Break Workshops & More

No staycation is complete without a visit to The Rockwell! Find extra special workshops and games during spring break in Corning, April 15 – 18, 2019. Workshops are included with regular museum admission. 45-minute workshops will begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration encouraged; walk-ins welcome! Check in at […]

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Introducing Melissa Vandenberg, The 2019 Antigravity Guest Artist

Antigravity: A Space for Contemporary Perspectives is an exciting series of site-specific art installations in the entry of The Rockwell. Each spring, a contemporary guest artist will create an original work of art in response to The Rockwell’s collection. This new, unusual exhibition space greets each guest, provoking curiosity and reflection about art from the moment […]

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