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The Rockwell Blog: Updates From Our Staff

Introducing 2019-2020 Art Explorers’ Story Hour Schedule

The Rockwell believes that museums act as community centers – a place for safe and authentic arts experiences for all audiences. That’s why we’re proud to once again partner with the Southeast Steuben County Library for Art Explorers’ Story Hour. On the first Thursday of each month, from 10-11 a.m. at The Rockwell Museum, Children’s Librarian Sue McConnell […]

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Announcing 2019-2020 Meet Me at the Museum Schedule

The Rockwell Museum and Corning Museum of Glass, along with the Memory Maker Project, will be teaming up again for the 2019-2020 year to offer the Meet Me at the Museum program, a collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association. The Rockwell and Corning Museum Glass take turns hosting this monthly, interactive tour series designed specifically for persons […]

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Painting Has Begun on 2019 Alley Art Project Mural: Transcendence

If you’ve been passing through Corning’s Northside, you may have noticed a new Alley Art Project Mural in the works! The Rockwell Museum, in partnership with the High School Learning Center (HSLC) of the Corning-Painted Post Area School District is excited to finally put paint to wall for Transcendence. This is the 11th mural to […]

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New Acquisition: Oh Chichernia by John Sloan

Visitors to The Rockwell will find an exciting new acquisition on view in the newly re-interpreted, extended Modern & Contemporary Gallery on the third floor. The acquisition of this early 20th-century painting, Oh Chichernia (Dark Eyes) by John Sloan, helps fill identified gaps in the permanent collection – mainly that of portraiture featuring women. Oh […]

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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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