The Rockwell Blog: Updates From Our Staff

Annual IB Student Art Exhibition Now on View

In collaboration with the Corning-Painted Post High School, The Rockwell Museum presents this special exhibition featuring four students from the IB Visual Arts Diploma Programme. Under the direction of art teachers Sharron Holland and Lisa Rossi-Sullivan, students Emma Stanton, Lewis Wightman, Gargie Deore and Lydia Robinson are currently featured in The Rockwell’s Student Gallery. As […]

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School’s Out, Art’s In! Spring Break Workshops & More

No staycation is complete without a visit to The Rockwell! Find extra special workshops and games during spring break in Corning, April 15 – 18, 2019. Workshops are included with regular museum admission. 45-minute workshops will begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration encouraged; walk-ins welcome! Check in at […]

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Introducing Melissa Vandenberg, The 2019 Antigravity Guest Artist

Antigravity: A Space for Contemporary Perspectives is an exciting 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 the moment […]

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Your Guide to February Break with The Rockwell

No staycation is complete without a visit to The Rockwell! Find extra special workshops and games during February break in Corning, February 18 – 22, 2019. School’s Out, Art’s In: Painted Film Portraits with Artist Erica Unterman Monday, February 18, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Imagine how you leave your mark on the world. […]

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Student Exhibition Now on View: Vessels Reimagined

In collaboration with art teachers Megan Wukovitz and Sharron Holland of Corning-Painted Post High School, students created ceramic and mixed media sculptural vessels. Students imagined traditional forms in new ways, integrating creative and personal elements. The exhibition is on view in the student gallery at The Rockwell – January 26 through March 17, 2019. Students […]

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Staff Highlight: Get to Know Kate Swanson & Brett Smith

We’re excited to announce two important changes to The Rockwell staff from the last few months! Kate Swanson joins the education department in the brand-new role of interpretation and public engagement educator. Brett Smith, a leader for engaging The Rockwell’s audience through diverse public programs and marketing initiatives over the last 8 years, has been promoted […]

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Art Talks: Questioning Identity in 2019

The New Year presents new opportunities to explore the American experience through art and ideas. Today, we check in with Executive Director Brian Lee Whisenhunt, who joined the Museum in January of 2017, about the organization’s evolving vision and the exhibitions and programming planned for the year ahead. With two years at the helm of […]

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Free Admission to Federal Government Employees During Shutdown

January 11, 2019 With no end in sight for the partial government shutdown, Corning museums are making a special offer to impacted government workers. Through the end of the shutdown, both The Corning Museum of Glass and The Rockwell Museum will offer free admission for each federal employee, plus one adult guest – simply show […]

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2018 Gingerbread Invitational: Community Choice Award Winner

Congratulations to the students and art teachers of Tuscarora Elementary School Art Club in Addison, NY – their gingerbread creation captured the hearts and votes of community visitors to this year’s Invitational! The Art Club of Tuscarora Elementary School (Anna Lyons, Lilian Zheng, Lillian Atwood, Seth Specht, Kaylee Keech, Ava Knowles, Sophia Sabol, Madelyn Hoad and Atreyu […]

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