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Education Programs

The Rockwell is a leader in the Corning community, bringing arts into local schools, and onto our streets – serving youth that may not have other alternatives for arts education.  

Our work with schools and the non-profit community is designed to help ensure that all children have successful experiences as they grow up in our community.  The Rockwell’s daily mission is to serve the Corning community, and the collections, the historic building, and the arts education programs that our community has put into our trust.

New! Virtual Dia de los Muertos CelebrationEl Dia de los Muertos

Although are not able to have an in-person event this year, we are committed to connecting with students, teachers, families and individuals in the community to take part in virtual learning. Sharing stories of loved ones can help us navigate the tremendous amount of loss we are all experiencing worldwide. You’ll find a variety of educational videos,  hands-on projects and resources from our community partners.

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New! Virtual School Tours

We’re converting several of our most popular school tours into virtual learning resources for teachers and families! Find video tours, supplemental art projects and expert resources for a complete lesson plan. 

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New! Indigenous People’s Day: Celebrating Native American Music

The Rockwell Museum is thrilled to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day this year with Seven Generations of Stewards. Typically celebrated on the second Monday in October, Indigenous People’s Day occurs on Monday, October 12, 2020. Although we are not able to host our typical in-person community event this year, we can still celebrate virtually! This page offers a variety of resources available that can be accessed any time for students, families, educators and community members.

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IMG_8622School Tours: K – 12, College & Beyond

The Museum is not currently accepting classroom visits.

Our creative educational tours are aligned with New York State Learning Standards and inspire the interest of students in core subjects including Language Arts, Social Studies, and U.S. History.  We are an extension of the classroom – a laboratory that emphasizes critical thinking skills, and visual and analytical strategies. Students of all ages and abilities come to the Museum to learn about our nation’s growth and the blending of cultures that makes American society so special. 

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Artist in ResidenceArtist in Residence: The Great Circle Program 

Our educators are at the forefront of art enrichment in common core learning standards.  We work with surrounding districts that face economic hardships related to adequate funding for arts in education instruction by providing a visiting artist to the classroom for an extended period of time. We developed a custom program that includes a teaching artist and a visit to the Museum, all the while supporting the goals set forth by the classroom teacher.  This program was initiated because of the generosity of museum patrons.

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Alley Art ProjectAlley Art Project

The Alley Art Project is a result of a special collaboration between The Rockwell Museum and the High School Learning Center of the Corning-Painted Post Area School District.  Each year, students create individual pieces that work as elements of a larger mural design to be painted in the Corning community. The Alley Art Project supports students in learning about art, design, and the research associated with the process of art making – all the while cultivating a sense of pride in the community.

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Garden of Fire Community Collaborative Summer ProgramDrumming

The Rockwell Museum is collaborating with several area partners to offer the second phase of the educational Garden of Fire project to regional children this summer. The program, which was conceived collaboratively by local organizations, focuses on building capacity, depth and the integration of art and science for programs serving youth in Steuben County.

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Masks, Music, Movement and Monologues
High School Learning Center

In 2002, The Rockwell established a partnership with the High School Learning Center, the alternative high school within the Corning-Painted Post Area School District. Throughout the year, students create art and writing projects that explore issues concerning identity, affording them opportunities to gain greater self-awareness. In addition, the program allows students to explore the Museum collection in-depth and engages them in tours and exhibits of artistic works. 

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Rockwell Teen Council

The Rockwell Teen Council aims to empower teens as agents of change and amplify youth voices within the institution. Teens will have the opportunity to interpret art, plan a teen night event and connect with peers in a positive and inspiring environment. All high school students in the region are invited to join the Rockwell Teen Council. 

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