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The Rockwell Blog: Updates From Our Staff

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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Free Admission to Corning Museums on January 16, MLK Day

Looking for something to do for Martin Luther King Jr. Day? The Rockwell Museum and Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) invite you to spend your day off exploring the museums for FREE on Monday, January 16, 2017. Both museums are open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and are offering free admission for all ages. […]

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Announcing 2016 Gingerbread Invitational Winners

The Rockwell Museum is pleased to announce the winners of the Second Annual Gingerbread Invitational − an artful gingerbread competition and exhibition with a focus on historic landmarks and architecture in Corning and the surrounding region.  The exhibition is on view now through January 2, 2017. Throughout the holiday season, visitors to The Rockwell will […]

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Help Support The Rockwell for Another 40 Years

2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of The Rockwell Museum. As we wrap up the season, we cannot help but reflect and be proud of the evolution of the Museum from an idea to share Bob and Hertha Rockwell’s quality art collection with the community, to its current nationally recognized status as a Smithsonian Affiliate.   […]

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Community Happens Here:
Rockwell Holidays 2016

The Rockwell believes in reaching all audiences in meaningful ways through a commitment to authentic educational and cultural experiences – we love our regional community! That’s why we’re proud to once again offer a variety of holiday traditions for you and yours.  Here’s everything you’ll find at The Rockwell this holiday season: Second Annual Gingerbread […]

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