The Rockwell Blog: Updates From Our Staff

Free Family Art Activities: Presidents’ Day Weekend

Celebrate your days off by creating art with your loved ones! February 15 & 16, The Rockwell’s Education Center will feature inspiring art projects for your family.  We understand the value of learning and the connections that can be made in stimulating, inviting, and nurturing environments. By offering family events, we advance our vision to […]

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Introducing Kirsty Buchanan, Curator of Collections

The board of trustees and staff of The Rockwell Museum are pleased to announce that Kirsty Buchanan has joined The Rockwell team in Corning, NY, as Curator of Collections. Kirsty Buchanan joined The Rockwell Museum in January 2015, bringing with her fourteen years of experience in fine arts management.  Kirsty will oversee the curatorial department and […]

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Deflated Footballs

Never Forget:  Jim Thorpe, All American Controversy in professional sports isn’t a new concept.   And leading up to the most-watched program of the year, the Super Bowl, it seems fitting to recognize a small but important piece of art work in The Rockwell Museum’s collection.  Created by award-winning Native American artist Diego Romero, The Rockwell […]

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Birds, Birds, Birds

“Forgetting is another kind of extinction,” says sculptor Todd McGrain. That’s why he’s worked to memorialize extinct species of birds with impressive bronze sculptures. McGrain installs the larger-than-life sculptures in places throughout North America significant to where the birds once thrived in a series of works he calls “The Lost Bird Project”.   One of these […]

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Announcing the Winners of the Wooly Work of Art Scarf Contest!

Congratulations to Melissa Bloomquist of Liverpool, NY for winning first prize in The Rockwell’s “Guess-How-Many-Yards-Of-Yarn Scarf Contest!” Her estimate of 6,666 yards was only 208 yards away from the true answer: 6,458 yards of yarn! Melissa has won a One-Year Dual Membership to The Rockwell, as well as a $50 gift card to The Museum […]

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All Aboard the Polar Express!

Families are invited to wear pajamas and bring a comfortable pillow for a relaxed viewing of this popular holiday movie! Families will meet The Conductor and head home with their very own magic bell.   This event is free for kids and teens – adults pay the local rate of $5. Children must be accompanied by […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Rockwell Over Winter Break

House full of guests or restless kids home on school break? The Rockwell Museum is a wonderful place to bring family and friends throughout the holiday season. Enjoy an array of festive programs while experiencing the beauty of art. There is something for everyone including a Vintage Toy Collection, all new family activities in the […]

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Enter to Win a $200 Prize!

Guess how many yards of yarn were used to create this Wooly Work of Art to enter to win a prize valued at $200! THE SCARF This Wooly Work of Art  was created by community knitters and coordinated by Jean Gray and all of our friends at Wooly Minded (91 E. Market Street, Corning). Contributing fiber artists made a knitted […]

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