The Rockwell Blog: Updates From Our Staff

2 Printmaking Projects You Can Do at Home

While the Museum may be closed, art and creativity are as essential as ever! Here’s two easy printmaking projects you can do at home with simple household materials and a little paint, inspired by the spotlight exhibition Prints by Women: Selected Works from the Georgia Museum of Art. Give these methods a try and let […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Baxter

Linda Baxter is one of The Rockwell’s newest volunteers – Linda attended our Volunteer Open House in October 2019 and has been an enthusiastic supporter ever since. Linda moved to the area in 2019 from North Carolina. She brings with her relevant experience as both a retired history teacher and a former volunteer at the […]

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Who is Clara S. Peck?

Her horse was named Winona by Kate Swanson, Interpretation and Public Engagement Educator In celebration of our Advancing Women theme, we’re calling attention to stories about the ways in which women creatives, makers and leaders leave their mark on the world. This tax season, let’s take a moment to reflect on our favorite tax-deductible gifts […]

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New Acquisitions: Acetate Film Baskets by Gail Tremblay

We’re thrilled to introduce some of our newest acquisitions by Gail Tremblay to The Rockwell collection – now on view in the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Gallery on the third floor. Born in Buffalo, NY, Gaily Tremblay is a contemporary artist of Onondaga and Micmac descent. Her multi-media work follows the traditional Haudenosaunee methods of basket making […]

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New Acquisition: Michael “Corinne” West

Corinne West was a pioneering Abstract Expressionist, the first uniquely American movement to influence international art on a global scale.   By the 1940s, New York had replaced Paris as the epicenter of the international art world. The artistic, intellectual and cultural leaders who once called Paris home had migrated en masse to New York […]

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Advancing Women in 2020

The New Year presents new opportunities to explore the American experience through art and ideas. Today, we check in with Curator of Collections Kirsty Buchanan about the organization’s evolving vision and the exhibitions and programming planned for the year ahead.  What inspired the theme? Why is it relevant?  The Rockwell’s 2020 theme, ADVANCING WOMEN, is […]

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Introducing 2019-2020 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 Explorers’ Story Hour. On the first Thursday of each month, from 10-11 a.m. at The Rockwell Museum, Children’s Librarian Sue McConnell […]

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Announcing 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 year to offer the Meet Me at the Museum program, a collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association. The Rockwell and Corning Museum Glass take turns hosting this monthly, interactive tour series designed specifically for persons […]

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Painting Has Begun on 2019 Alley Art Project Mural: Transcendence

If you’ve been passing through Corning’s Northside, you may have noticed a new Alley Art Project Mural in the works! The Rockwell Museum, in partnership with the High School Learning Center (HSLC) of the Corning-Painted Post Area School District is excited to finally put paint to wall for Transcendence. This is the 11th mural to […]

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New Acquisition: Oh Chichernia by John Sloan

Visitors to The Rockwell will find an exciting new acquisition on view in the newly re-interpreted, extended Modern & Contemporary Gallery on the third floor. The acquisition of this early 20th-century painting, Oh Chichernia (Dark Eyes) by John Sloan, helps fill identified gaps in the permanent collection – mainly that of portraiture featuring women. Oh […]

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