The Rockwell Blog: Updates From Our Staff

Summer Activities in the F.E.S.

Family visitors to The Rockwell will find all new activities this month in the Family Exploration Studio, inspired by the beautiful contemporary Navajo loom now on view in the family galleries. The Navajo, the largest Native American tribe,  are well-known for their beautiful woven rugs and blankets. They initially learned to weave from the Pueblo people, […]

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Farewell (For Now) Jim Thorpe

July 22, 2015 One of our visitors’ favorite artworks will be packed up for shipping early next week. The vase, or urn, entitled Never Forget: Jim Thorpe All American by Diego Romero will be on loan to the Colorado State University Art Museum. There, the piece will be part of a traveling exhibition entitled, Scrimmage: Football […]

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This Weekend Only: Civil War Highlight Tours

July 3 – 5 only, we are pleased to offer a very special Highlight Tour of American Civil War Photography — FREE with museum admission.  Scheduled for 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day, these brief 20-minute tours will introduce guests to the current exhibition on view, Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil […]

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CPP-High School IB Visual Arts Student Exhibit

In collaboration with the Corning-Painted Post High School, The Rockwell Museum is proud to present special exhibit of five students of the International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Diploma Programme. Under the direction of art teachers Lisa Rossi-Sullivan and Shari Holland, these students have completed the program and curated their very own student showcase. Their artwork will be […]

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Unveiling the Southwest Lodge Gallery

Summer is finally here. Celebrate with the warm colors of the American Southwest.  The Rockwell Museum is proud to announce the opening of the Southwest Lodge Gallery – a gallery space dedicated to the works of the Taos School of Artists, the Santa Fe School, and the native Pueblo artists of this dynamic region.  The […]

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The Rockwell Participates in Blue Star Museums

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 The Rockwell Museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. We hope to see many military families visit The Rockwell […]

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The Rockwell Celebrates GlassFest 2015

Memorial Day in Corning means GlassFest! The sixth annual GlassFest is a celebration of glass and the fire arts in America’s Crystal City, and The Rockwell can’t help but get on board with all the festivities. Join us for one or all of the following activities throughout the weekend: Friday, May 22 | GlassFest Wine Tasting […]

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Happy Earth Day:
Green Initiatives at The Rockwell

April 22, 2015 There’s no way around it – museums use a lot of electricity! Lighting our collection and exhibitions correctly is a huge part of the visitor experience – if you can’t see the art in the best light, then we’re not doing our job! For us, switching to LED bulbs to light our hallways and galleries […]

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Celebrating National Youth Art Month

The Rockwell Museum Hosts Student Artwork from Corning Children’s Center  The Rockwell Museum’s Admissions Lobby is now filled with colorful works of art created by students at Corning Children’s Center. The Rockwell is one of many locations across the region to display student artwork throughout the month of March. The entire community is invited to view the student artwork on […]

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New Acquisition: Sculpture by Abraham Anghik Ruben

February 17, 2015 We are very excited to announce the acquisition of a gorgeous soapstone sculpture by Inuit artist, Abraham Anghik Ruben — the sculpture found its new home today in the permanent collection galleries of The Rockwell, on the third floor. The sculpture, entitled Birds, Animals, and Spirits, is a one-of-a-kind artwork created specifically for The Rockwell […]

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