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The Rockwell Blog: Updates From Our Staff

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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Rockwell Museum Names New Executive Director

November 3,2016 | The Rockwell Museum in Corning New York has named Brian Lee Whisenhunt its new executive director.  Whisenhunt will begin in early January 2017 as director of The Rockwell, succeeding Kristin A. Swain who announced her retirement earlier this year after serving in this role for some 14 years. “After a national search, we […]

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This art is made for walking…

October 26, 2016 | A Kay WalkingStick artwork from The Rockwell collection is traveling the nation! Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist is the first major retrospective of the artistic career of Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935), an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation and one of the world’s most celebrated artists of Native American ancestry. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, […]

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