Events

We use art to educate and entertain people of all ages and interests. From lectures by leading scholars to arts education for children and their parents, our programs are recognized for being innovative and thought-provoking. Sign up for our e-newsletter to be the first to know about additions to the calendar!

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  • Perspectives of the American Experience: A National Exhibition of Women Artists
    April 20

    Closing Reception for Perspectives of the American Experience: A National Exhibition of Women Artists

    5:30 - 7 p.m. | Advance registration required.

    Guests of the closing reception will get the opportunity to meet many of the featured artists, as well as cast their vote for the People's Choice Award - you must be present to vote!

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  • April 23

    School’s Out! Spring Break Activities for Families

    Monday - Friday | Drop-in activities 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Monday - Thursday | Art workshops starting hourly, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration encouraged; walk-ins welcome.


    Find extra special Art + Science gallery activities, games, art workshops, scavenger hunts and more each day of Spring Break.

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  • Earth Day Illustration Example
    April 23

    Spring Break Workshop: Earth Day Doodles with illustrator, Laura Charles

    10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (45-minute workshops starting hourly) | Registration encouraged; walk-ins welcome.

    Come make a poster celebrating Earth Day and what you love best about nature and science. Be inspired by the amazing animals on land and in the sea, the beauty of planet earth, exploring our place in the cosmos, and more!

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  • Shannah Warwick Antigravity Textile Collage
    April 24

    Spring Break Workshop: Anti-Gravity Textile Collage with artist Shannah Warwick

    10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (45-minute workshops starting hourly) | Registration encouraged; walk-ins welcome.

    Students will use colorful, hand dyed textiles to create a unique collage inspired by the special art installation on view, Anti-Gravity: Guest Artist Crystal Gregory. Students will explore color, texture, and gravity in this creative project.

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  • Painted Rocks
    April 25

    Spring Break Workshop: Pictograph Painted Rock Art

    10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (45-minute workshops starting hourly) | Registration encouraged; walk-ins welcome.

    Native Americans painted pictographs on rocks in order to record history of events, share stories and document special aspects about their culture. Rock art can be found all over the world in caves, on cliff walls and boulders, some of which date back to thousands of years ago. Design your own one-of-a-kind rockin’ creation!

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  • April 26

    Spring Break Workshop: Woven Paper Mats & Potato Prints with artist Erica Unterman

    10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (45-minute workshops starting hourly) | Registration encouraged; walk-ins welcome.

    Engage edible biology to develop a personalized pattern on your mat. Print the woven paper with potatoes to give your weaving a unique design. Turn the science of tubers into masterful art.

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  • April 27

    Urban Arts Crawl + Bare Bones Café Kick-off: April 2018

    5 – 8 p.m. | Free and open to the public. Performances starting at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

    Are you free Friday night? We are! The Rockwell is a proud participant of Urban Arts Crawl. This month, two great art series come together we we launch into Bare Bare Café.

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  • April 28

    Mask and Puppet Theater of the Finger Lakes Improv

    9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

    Bare Bones Café transforms into a whimsical theater for this series of improvisational skits based on simple word prompts including location, emotion, mood and action. Visitors will recognize the notable style of artists Tony Moretti and Gwen Quigley, famed for their imaginative sets and costumes using simple natural materials. This is a presentation of Bare Bones Café, a community-sourced museum experience included with regular Rockwell admission.

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  • Erica Unterman
    April 28

    Giant Tube Loom: A Lesson In Weaving and Working Together with Erica Unterman

    11 a.m. – noon

    Knit and play! This oversized, round loom creates long knitted tubes, quickly filling a room with joyful art that makes audience members and creators part of the installation. This is a presentation of Bare Bones Café, a community-sourced museum experience included with regular Rockwell admission.

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  • April 28

    Spaces: An Improvisational Experiment with Maia Mahosky

    12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

    Visitors will find a keyboard in the center of the room with a simple sign reading, “play me.” What will happen next? This is a presentation of Bare Bones Café, a community-sourced museum experience included with regular Rockwell admission.

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