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The Rockwell Blog: Updates From Our Staff

Founder’s Day – November 8, 2015

When The Rockwell Museum was established in November of 1976, our founders intended The Rockwell to be a vibrant and dynamic institution.  Not only has our collection grown over the past four decades, but our mission has evolved as well.  Today, November 8, we celebrate Founder’s Day — the birthday of our founding collector, Bob […]

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Artist Kelly Ormsby: Grit & Optimism

The Rockwell Museum Store features fair-trade, USA-made and Native-made products – this month, we’re thrilled to feature local jeweler, potter and Rockwell member Kelly Ormsby of Corning, NY. Ormsby was recently featured in The Ithaca Journal with a myriad of other regional craftspeople that make their living  at festivals, fairs, and individual sales.  Just in time for Dia […]

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Announcing the Opening of a New American Wildlife Gallery

The Rockwell Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a new Wildlife Gallery featuring masterworks by historic American artists like Goodwin, Audobon and Rungius, the newly installed Wildlife Gallery captures the natural beauty of the American landscape.  Spectacular geologic formations, natural beauty, and abundant wildlife unique to America are celebrated in the new gallery […]

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Announcing the 2015 Silver Dollar Society Gift

Each year, The Rockwell’s Silver Dollar Society votes to choose a new piece of artwork to be part of the permanent collection. This year, Curator of Collections Kirsty Buchanan set forth three options; The Silver Dollar Society voted in-person at The Annual Recognition Event on September 25, 2015. While all three proposed artworks were seen as essential […]

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Catholic Symbolism shown in New Acquisition

The Rockwell Museum is pleased to announce See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Say No Evil by Luis Tapia is now on view in the Southwest Lodge and represents the unique blend of cultures found in the northern New Mexico region (Puebloan, Spanish, and Anglo), and contemporary Hispanic culture within the United States.  The work […]

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Featured Product: Studio Penny Lane

The Rockwell Museum’s guiding vision is realized through every part of the museum, even our retail offerings. Our continued emphasis on American made, Native made, and Fair trade supports our commitment to a sustainable global economy. Many of the products we offer have a mission of their own. This month we are offering Studio Penny […]

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Summer Activities in the F.E.S.

Family visitors to The Rockwell will find all new activities this month in the Family Exploration Studio, inspired by the beautiful contemporary Navajo loom now on view in the family galleries. The Navajo, the largest Native American tribe,  are well-known for their beautiful woven rugs and blankets. They initially learned to weave from the Pueblo people, […]

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Farewell (For Now) Jim Thorpe

July 22, 2015 One of our visitors’ favorite artworks will be packed up for shipping early next week. The vase, or urn, entitled Never Forget: Jim Thorpe All American by Diego Romero will be on loan to the Colorado State University Art Museum. There, the piece will be part of a traveling exhibition entitled, Scrimmage: Football […]

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