The Rockwell Blog: Updates From Our Staff

Where in the world is Artemus the Bison?

Many visitors and neighbors have noticed something missing from the facade of The Rockwell – where in the world is Artemus the Bison? Follow Artemus’ adventures on Instagram Update 6.13.18: Artemus is back!  Where is Artemus? Short answer: Artemus is safe and sound! Long answer: You may have noticed that in addition to Artemus’ absence, […]

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5 Ways to Experience Guest Artist Wayne Higby

The Rockwell Museum is pleased to present Earth and Sky: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby as our summer exhibition. Geology meets chemistry in this exhibition, exploring the forms, techniques, and firing processes used throughout Higby’s career, including groundbreaking work in American raku earthenware and porcelain. Join us for one or all of these exciting […]

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Celebrating Membership Month

May is Member Appreciation Month at The Rockwell Museum Take advantage of the special benefits offered exclusively to our loyal members in recognition of their generous support. This month we’re offering extra perks for Rockwell Members, including: Double Discount | Enjoy 20% off purchases in The Rockwell Museum Store. The Museum Store features USA-made, Native-made and […]

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Vote for The Rockwell in the 2018 Museum Dance Off

Starting April 16, 50 museums from all across the globe will participate in Museum Dance Off, an annual video competition that celebrates art, camaraderie and just plain, silly fun! The prize? A trophy and bragging rights. The Rockwell Museum is excited to enter this annual competition for the first time. Update 4.25.18: The Rockwell wins […]

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Celebrating #NationalWomensDay – Today and Every Day

The Rockwell’s goal is to provoke curiosity, engagement and reflection about art and the American experience.  Ultimately, we want our visitors to see themselves and their experience in the art on view. It’s true that gender bias still exists in the fine art world. Women artists are disproportionately underrepresented in museum collections, despite receiving critical […]

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Guest Artist Crystal Gregory Launches Antigravity Installation Series

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

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School’s Out! Spring Recess Activities for Families

Monday–Friday, April 23–27, 2018 Enjoy your stay-cation with a family visit to The Rockwell Museum! During Spring Break, find extra special gallery games, Art Hunts and more each day during regular museum hours. Plus, free art workshops are available for registration Monday through Thursday. Free Art Workshops 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; 45-minute time […]

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New Family Activities for Winter 2018

It’s a new year, and we’re excited to announce new activities in the Family Exploration Studio, a space where visitors of all ages can drop in and try their hand at an art project, draw on the light table, put together puzzles and read together in the book nook. The projects always connect to the […]

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Announcing 2017 Community Choice Award Winner

The Rockwell Museum is pleased to announce the Community Choice Winner of the Third Annual Gingerbread Invitational — an artful gingerbread competition and exhibition with a focus on landmarks and architecture from the historic region of Upstate New York. The Community Choice Award, chosen by museum visitors’ votes, goes to Ryan Anderson, for his stunning, meticulous […]

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Call To Artists: Bare Bones Café

A Community-Sourced Museum Experience Application window: January 1 – February 1, 2018 The Rockwell is a community center where education and entertainment intersect. In 2018 our beloved building, Old City Hall, turns 125! The building holds a long history as a community center; that’s why we’re inviting artists and performers from the greater Corning community […]

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