The Rockwell Blog: Updates From Our Staff

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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Rockwell Wrapped: 2021 Acquisition Highlights

The Rockwell strives to reflect the diverse cultural fabric of America within our galleries, and the continuous evolution of the permanent collection is critical in bringing our mission statement to life. Here’s a look back at some exciting acquisitions from 2021.  Romare Bearden was a master printmaker who embraced a vast array of processes: engraving, […]

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New Acquisition! Wendy Red Star’s Accession

November 10, 2021 Wendy Red Star Series Joins Rockwell Museum Collection and Headlines 2022 Exhibition Schedule  The Rockwell is proud to announce the acquisition of a suite of 15 prints by Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke /Crow, born 1981) to the permanent collection. The Accession series will be on view at the Museum as a spotlight exhibition May 28 through September 5, 2022, and be a centerpiece […]

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Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day

The Rockwell Museum honors Indigenous Peoples Day to recognize the first inhabitants of this land and include all people in our nation’s history. The Rockwell is located on Onödowa’ga:’ (Seneca) land, and we strive to acknowledge the rich history of this region and the Haudenosaunee people. Indigenous Peoples Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the […]

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