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KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab is open Thursday - Monday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Plan your visit

Adult Events

You belong here! Socialize, learn and create through events at The Rockwell. Our robust program calendar offers a blend of virtual and in-person events designed to spark the imagination and bring the community together through art and ideas. 

Annual Theme Lecture Series

January through May, hear from leading speakers, curators and artists, all tied to the Museum’s annual theme and designed to enhance the exhibitions and collections at The Rockwell. The Rockwell’s Smithsonian Affiliation shines in this lecture series, with past speakers including curators and leaders from the Smithsonian Latino Center, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and more.

Blockbuster Speaker

For the finale of the Annual Lecture series, we pull out all the stops to bring a nationally acclaimed thought leader to Corning, aiming to promote dialogue and spark conversation about art and humanism in our community. Past speakers include Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad, NYT best-selling author Margot Lee Shetterly and Pulitzer Prize-winning artist and illustrator Art Spiegelman.

Exhibition Opening Receptions

Eat, drink and be artsy. Throughout the year, celebrate the opening of new exhibitions. Hear from our curators, educators and contemporary artists and be the first to view newly featured artworks in our robust exhibition calendar. 

 

The Rockwell Live!

In the winter and early spring, join us for Concert in the Gallery, featuring up-and-coming folk and Americana musicians in an intimate, seated setting surrounded by Rockwell artworks. In the summer months, Music on the Terrace is the social event of the season featuring lively regional groups from the best view in Corning. 

Rockwell Masquerade Gala

In November, Rockwell supporters and friends are invited to an enchanted evening of entertainment and celebration to support the ongoing work of the Museum. Unique themes inspire guests for a night of fashion and fun(draising).

Rockwell Masquerade Gala

Museum Store Sunday

Held annually on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, Museum Store Sunday invites art-lovers and museum supporters to come out and support your favorite cultural centers during the holiday season. As always, your purchase today supports museum programs tomorrow. 

May 24

GlassFest: Free Art Lab Admission

Friday, May 24 @ 9:00 am

We're offering free admission to KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26, 9 a.m. - 5 p

May 29

SOLD OUT: Member Appreciation Event Featuring Artist William Wegman

Wednesday, May 29 @ 5:30 pm

Join the waitlist. Advanced registration required by 5 p.m. on May 28 

Jun 1

Celebrate Pride with The Rockwell

Saturday, Jun 1 @ 9:00 am

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community by engaging with art and special activities!

An adult is reading a group of children a story.
Jun 6

Lil Rockwell | Story Hour: PRIDE

Thursday, Jun 6 @ 10:00 am

Lil Rockwell creates opportunities to explore art-viewing and artmaking for our littlest visitors!

Jun 7

Gallery Night & Exhibition Opening: Shannah Warwick’s Curious Apothecary

Friday, Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public | No registration required, walk-ins welcome Remarks at 5:30 p.m.

Jun 8

SoFLX Pride Festival | Rainbow Mash-Up Printing

Saturday, Jun 8 @ 11:00 am

Visit The Rockwell Museum’s station in front of the Art Lab to print a unique, one-of-a-kind item.

Jun 12

TRL! Music on the Terrace featuring Maddy Walsh Trio

Wednesday, Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm

Advance registration required by 5:00 p.m. on June 11  

Jun 22

Make Music Day | Music Lab

Saturday, Jun 22 @ 11:00 am

Play an instrument at the Art Lab and celebrate Corning’s Make Music Day

Jul 2

Summer Explorers: Printed and Collaged Tote Bags

Tuesday, Jul 2 @ 10:00 am

Included with Museum admission | No registration required

Jul 9

Summer Explorers: Printed and Collaged Tote Bags

Tuesday, Jul 9 @ 10:00 am

Included with Museum admission | No registration required

Jul 10

TRL! Music on the Terrace featuring NEO Project

Wednesday, Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm

Advance registration required by 5:00 p.m. on July 9  

Adult points at a mural to show the art to a child in a stroller
Jul 11

Lil Rockwell | Stroller Walk: The Curious Apothecary

Thursday, Jul 11 @ 10:00 am

Lil Rockwell creates opportunities to explore art-viewing and artmaking for our littlest visitors!

Jul 30

Summer Explorers: Marble Painted Masterpieces 

Tuesday, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am

Included with Museum admission | No registration required

An adult is reading a group of children a story.
Aug 1

Lil Rockwell | Toddler Art-Making: Fantastical Flowers

Thursday, Aug 1 @ 10:00 am

Lil Rockwell creates opportunities to explore art-viewing and artmaking for our littlest visitors!

Aug 6

Summer Explorers: Marble Painted Masterpieces 

Tuesday, Aug 6 @ 10:00 am

Included with Museum admission | No registration required

Aug 14

TRL! Music on the Terrace featuring Ariel Arbisser

Wednesday, Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm

Advance registration required by 5:00 p.m. on August 13 

Sep 12

High School Learning Center: Identity and the Artist Performance

Thursday, Sep 12 @ 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of masks, music, movement and monologues

Sep 27

Alley Art Project: Public Ribbon Cutting and Celebration

Friday, Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm

Witness the unveiling of the 16th mural of the Alley Art Project at Corning Community College

Adult points at a mural to show the art to a child in a stroller
Oct 3

Lil Rockwell | Stroller Walk: Dia de los Muertos

Thursday, Oct 3 @ 10:00 am

Lil Rockwell creates opportunities to explore art-viewing and artmaking for our littlest visitors!

Child sits at a table and works on an art project
Nov 7

Lil Rockwell | Toddler Art: Three Sisters Seed Ball

Thursday, Nov 7 @ 10:00 am

Lil Rockwell creates opportunities to explore art-viewing and artmaking for our littlest visitors!

Dec 1

Museum Store Sunday

Sunday, Dec 1 @ 9:00 am

Enjoy 25% off all regular-priced items in-store and online!

An adult is reading a group of children a story.
Dec 5

Lil Rockwell | Gingerbread Story Hour with Miss Sue

Thursday, Dec 5 @ 10:00 am

Lil Rockwell creates opportunities to explore art-viewing and artmaking for our littlest visitors!

Dec 7

Family Day | Sparkle  

Saturday, Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm

Enjoy free admission to The Rockwell Museum and holiday activities!