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The Rockwell Blog: Updates From Our Staff

The Horse as an Icon of the Old West

Horses have been a time honored subject of paintings and other artistic mediums. The stateliness of the horse has been used as an allegory for war heroes, symbols of a country, and religious iconography. Art of the American west captures not only the allegory but also the reality. Horses represented freedom, and they were necessary […]

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Celebrate Holiday Traditions at the Rockwell!

Imagine a giant Christmas tree adorned with hundreds of precious ornaments, the perfect Santa scene and a holiday vintage toy display. Now stop imagining it and come experience it at the Rockwell! Throughout the holiday season, we feature drop-in craft activities for all ages, a charming winter woodland tree (that you can decorate!), and much […]

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Lock, Stock and Barrel

Over the past 4 decades, Bobby has amassed an impressive collection of over 800 historic firearms. The Rockwell Museum is proud to display an important selection of historic long arms and handguns from the Robert F. “Bobby” Rockwell, III collection. His fascination began more than 40 years ago when he began firing antique firearms in […]

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Artist Alexandre Hogue as “Environmentalist”

Alexandre Hogue, whose works are currently on display at the Rockwell, explored environmentalism through his art, well before it was the popular thing to do. His love of nature inspired him to critically examine the effects of man on the natural landscape. In the video below, Susan Kalil, co-curator of the Rockwell’s exhibition Alexandre Hogue: […]

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Identity and the Artist @ The Rockwell

Our work with schools and the community is designed to help ensure that all children have successful experiences as they grow up in the community. September 2013: Masks, Music, Movement and Monologues Performance Identity and the Artist is a multi-media art program which was established at The Rockwell in 2003 for incoming High School Learning Center […]

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New Exhibition Features Works by Alexandre Hogue

Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary – Paintings and Works on Paper , co-curated by Susie Kalil and James Peck. Hogue painted the fierce geology of his native southwest with passion, precision, and prophesy. The Rockwell Museum of Western Art currently features more than sixty paintings and works on paper by this giant of American art. An […]

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