The Rockwell Blog: Updates From Our Staff

Introducing 2018-2019 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 Explorer’s Story Hour. On the first Thursday of each month, Children’s Librarian Sue McConnell reads beloved stories thematically linked to The Rockwell’s […]

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Announcing 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 year to offer the Meet Me at the Museum program, a collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association. This monthly, interactive tour series is designed specifically for persons with dementia and their care partners, using art and conversation as […]

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Staff Highlight: Meet Mary Mix and Michele Foster

We’re excited to announce two important changes to The Rockwell staff from the last few months! Michele Foster, Director of Advancement, joined The Rockwell team in March, overseeing the newly-formed Advancement Department. Mary Mix, a cornerstone of The Rockwell’s educational outreach initiatives, has been promoted to Director of Education. Michele Foster, Director of Advancement, joins […]

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Where in the world is Artemus the Bison?

Many visitors and neighbors have noticed something missing from the facade of The Rockwell – where in the world is Artemus the Bison? Follow Artemus’ adventures on Instagram Update 6.13.18: Artemus is back!  Where is Artemus? Short answer: Artemus is safe and sound! Long answer: You may have noticed that in addition to Artemus’ absence, […]

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5 Ways to Experience Guest Artist Wayne Higby

The Rockwell Museum is pleased to present Earth and Sky: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby as our summer exhibition. Geology meets chemistry in this exhibition, exploring the forms, techniques, and firing processes used throughout Higby’s career, including groundbreaking work in American raku earthenware and porcelain. Join us for one or all of these exciting […]

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Celebrating Membership Month

May is Member Appreciation Month at The Rockwell Museum Take advantage of the special benefits offered exclusively to our loyal members in recognition of their generous support. This month we’re offering extra perks for Rockwell Members, including: Double Discount | Enjoy 20% off purchases in The Rockwell Museum Store. The Museum Store features USA-made, Native-made and […]

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Vote for The Rockwell in the 2018 Museum Dance Off

Starting April 16, 50 museums from all across the globe will participate in Museum Dance Off, an annual video competition that celebrates art, camaraderie and just plain, silly fun! The prize? A trophy and bragging rights. The Rockwell Museum is excited to enter this annual competition for the first time. Update 4.25.18: The Rockwell wins […]

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Celebrating #NationalWomensDay – Today and Every Day

The Rockwell’s goal is to provoke curiosity, engagement and reflection about art and the American experience.  Ultimately, we want our visitors to see themselves and their experience in the art on view. It’s true that gender bias still exists in the fine art world. Women artists are disproportionately underrepresented in museum collections, despite receiving critical […]

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Guest Artist Crystal Gregory Launches Antigravity Installation Series

Antigravity: A Space for Contemporary Perspectives is an exciting new series of site-specific art installations in the entry of The Rockwell. Each spring, a contemporary guest artist will create an original work of art in response to The Rockwell’s collection. This new, unusual exhibition space greets each guest, provoking curiosity and reflection about art from […]

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