The Rockwell offers free admission in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 21, 2019.

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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  • January 23

    In the Line of Sight: Art, Privacy and Surveillance

    6 - 7 p.m. | Advance reservations recommended

    Randolph Lewis is the author of Under Surveillance: Being Watched in Modern America and four other books. Since 2009, he has been a Professor of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His research has been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, NPR, Texas Observer, and elsewhere.

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  • Urban Arts Crawl
    January 25

    Urban Arts Crawl: Favoritism + Members’ Only Lounge

    Free and open to the public, 5 - 8 p.m. | Members-Only Lounge, 5 - 7 p.m.

    This month, we celebrate the exhibition opening of Favoritism - a special project that highlights staff favorites from the permanent collection!

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  • January 30

    Vessel Reimagined: Student Exhibition Opening Reception

    5 - 6 p.m. | Free and open to friends and family of student artists

    Join us as we celebrate Vessels Reimagined and recognize the talented students for their visionary and artistic creations. The exhibition will be on view in the student gallery at The Rockwell January 26 through March 17, 2019.

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  • February 1

    Concert in the Gallery featuring Cold Chocolate

    7:15 - 9 p.m. | Advance reservations required by 5 p.m. on January 31

    Cold Chocolate is a genre-bending Americana band that fuses folk, funk, and bluegrass to create a unique sound all their own. Featuring Ethan Robbins on guitar, Ariel Bernstein on percussion, and backed by some of the root's music scene's finest players, this group from Boston is impressing audiences throughout New England and beyond.

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  • February 7

    Art Explorers’ Story Hour: Bundle Up

    10 – 11 a.m. | Free and open to preschool-age children and their caregivers. No registration required.

    Explore and socialize with games and activities, connecting little ones to authentic arts experiences through storytime and un-plugged play.

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  • February 8

    Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits
    Exhibition Opening Reception

    5:30 - 7 p.m. | RSVP required by Thursday, February 7.

    Yousuf Karsh believed that “the heart and the mind are the true lens of the camera,” and he developed a genuine rapport with his subjects to fashion evocative and revealing portraits. Join us for the opening of this spotlight exhibition.

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  • February 18

    School’s Out, Art’s In: Painted Film Portraits with Artist Erica Unterman

    10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Pre-registration encouraged; walk-ins welcome!

    What makes you unique, and how can you present that in watercolor and contour lines? In this workshop, we will discover how to create portraits inspired the spotlight exhibition, Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits.

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  • February 27

    Making Eye / I Contact

    6 - 7 p.m. | Advance reservations recommended

    In conjunction with National Portrait Gallery’s Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits exhibition, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, Kim Sajet, will talk about the dynamic relationships that lie at the heart of visual biography.

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  • March 1

    Concert in the Gallery featuring The Brothers Blue

    7:15 - 9 p.m. | Advance reservations required by 5 p.m. on February 28

    Rooted in the fertile tradition of Old-Time fiddle music, The Brothers Blue grow a sound all their own – offering a hybrid which unites fresh, original songwriting with elements from Country, Bluegrass, Cajun, and Irish music.

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  • March 7

    Art Explorers’ Story Hour: All About Me

    10 – 11 a.m. | Free and open to preschool-age children and their caregivers. No registration required.

    Explore and socialize with games and activities, connecting little ones to authentic arts experiences through storytime and un-plugged play.

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