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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.

The goals of the Teen Council are to:

  • Foster creativity and a deeper connection to art
  • Introduce teens to artists and art on view at The Rockwell Museum
  • Create an inclusive social space for teens to meet and interact
  • Develop a network of like-minded peers and mentors
  • Highlight diverse voices and interpretations within the Museum
  • Provide opportunities to learn about careers in museums


Unfortunately, there will not be a Rockwell Teen Council held for the 2020-2021 school year because of COVID-19. Please check back in the future, as this is only temporary. A 2021-2022 Teen Council program will be available and open to teens in grades 9 – 12 in the region. 

Join The Rockwell Teen Council

Do you like to be creative? Are you interested in learning about art, arts-related career opportunities and having fun? You will work with museum staff, professional artists and your peers to create gallery experiences and plan a teen night event for your friends inspired by The Rockwell collection.

Do I have to be good at art?
No! You do not have to be an artist, or enrolled in arts courses to participate in this program. We are seeking teens who are imaginative and want to connect with art and make new friends.


This project is made possible in part by support from Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.


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