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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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  • October 14

    School’s Out, Art’s In! Indigenous People’s Day with PBS Kids & Molly of Denali

    10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Activities included with regular museum admission | No registration required for this drop-in experience | Kids/teens FREE

    Celebrate Indigenous People’s day and connect with music, art and history! Explore and learn about Native American cultures across the United States.

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  • October 18

    Sensory Art Exploration at the Nonnie Hood Parent Resource Center

    10:30 - 11 a.m. | At the Nonnie Hood Parent Resource Center, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza #210 Corning, NY 14830 | Suggested for ages 4-5 with caregivers; all ages welcome | Free and open to the public

    We use our senses every day to get to know and understand the world around us. Join The Rockwell Museum at the Parent Resource Center for a sensory art exploration workshop for children and families exploring sounds and scents inspired by the Museum’s collection. 

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  • October 19

    Rockwell Roadhouse featuring Rose & the Bros and Bronwen Exter

    8 - 10 p.m. | Advance reservations required by 5 p.m. on October 18

    Join us for this building-wide event featuring two of the region’s most impressive acts! This high-energy live music series is complete with cash bar, tasty hors d’oeuvres and access to the collection after hours.

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  • Urban Arts Crawl
    October 25

    Urban Arts Crawl: Days of Incandescence

    5 - 8 p.m. | Art Lab free and open to the public

    This month, in honor of the Days of Incandescence, pick up a punch card at any of the participating venues to be entered to win a special, fall-inspired gift bag. Plus, pick up glow bracelets along the route to light your way. Find us at the Art Lab to enjoy light refreshments and hands-on activities. Inventors of all ages will want to help us light up cardboard city. 

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  • October 31

    Gaffer District Trick-Or-Treat

    4 - 6 p.m. | Free and open to the public

    Round up your fairies, superheroes and ghosties, and swing by The Rockwell and KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab for a bag of sweets to add to your collection.

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  • November 3

    Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration

    Noon - 4 p.m.

    Don’t miss the biggest KIDS ROCKWELL event of the year, held annually on the first Sunday of November - an afternoon to decorate sugar skulls, make paper flowers, try traditional foods and learn about this special Mexican holiday.

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  • November 4

    Meet Me at the Museum

    1:30 - 3 p.m. | Register by calling 800.272.3900

    This monthly, interactive tour series is designed specifically for persons with dementia and their care partners, using art and conversation as a catalyst for meaningful connections.

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  • November 7

    Art Explorers’ Story Hour: The Skin You Live In

    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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  • November 9

    Rockwell After Dark: A Masquerade Gala

    Tickets starting at $100 | Members-only presale September 16-29, 2019

    The Rockwell Museum Board of Trustees, staff, and committee members invite you to an enchanted evening of entertainment, decadent bites, drinks and celebration.

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  • November 29

    Urban Arts Crawl: Gingerbread Invitational Voting Open

    5 - 8 p.m. | Free and open to the public

    Visit & vote! Get an early look at this year's Gingerbread Invitational and cast your vote for the Community Choice Award. Hot cider and sweet treats will keep the Thanksgiving festivities rolling.

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