The Rockwell Blog: Updates From Our Staff

New in the FES for Summer 2017

What’s new in the Family Exploration Studio this summer? The Family Exploration Studio is an unplugged maker space where visitors of all ages can drop-in and try their hand at an art project, draw on the light table, put together puzzles, and read together in the book nook. The projects always connect to the art on […]

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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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May Membership Month

May is Member Appreciation Month at The Rockwell Museum! We’re offering even more special benefits exclusively to our loyal members in recognition of their generous support – and to new members that join in the month of May!  We’re also launching all-new ways to enjoy your membership to The Rockwell! With new enhancement levels, The […]

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Artist Marie Watt in Corning

Three unique ways to see Seneca Native Artist and Proto–feminist Marie Watt in Corning Marie Watt is an American artist, drawing her inspiration from history, biography, Seneca proto-feminism, addressing the interaction of the arc of history with the intimacy of memory.  Her exhibition,  Blanket Stories: Western Door, Salt Sacks, and Three Sisters, opens May 5, 2017 […]

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Introducing the Kristin A. Swain Student Fund

Supporting Free Admission for Corning Community College Students This Coming Fall Throughout her 40-year affiliation with The Rockwell, Kristin Swain has remained steadfastly committed to ensuring that The Rockwell remains a place of learning and provider of quality education programs.  She has consistently articulated that it is a priority for her that students of all […]

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Announcing 2017 Smithsonian Speaker Series

Diversity in America: Modern Art, Contemporary Voices This program season at The Rockwell brings a series of exhibitions and special programs centered on the ever-changing and complex American experience. As the only conduit to Smithsonian resources in Upstate NY, we are excited to not only bring you nationally relevant topics to a local stage, but […]

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Rockwell Matters: Getting To Know Brian Lee Whisenhunt

January 23, 2017  We are very pleased to welcome Brian Lee Whisenhunt as The Rockwell’s Executive Director. Brian joined us on January 3, eager to ring in the new year with his new position.   After a national search, Brian’s museum experience, passion for arts in education, eagerness around community collaboration, and ultimately his devotion […]

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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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