Our educators have a long tradition of working with area school students and their teachers to organize student art exhibitions and we partner with schools, community organizations, and statewide agencies to present an ongoing schedule of exhibitions of art by students from the area.
Many schools have been forced to reduce or even cut art classes altogether. Now more than ever, communities need cultural institutions to help bridge the gap in offering artistic opportunities to students.
On view January 26 – March 17, 2019
Students visited The Rockwell and studied artwork in the collection as inspiration for their project, then created ceramic and mixed-media sculptural vessels that incorporate symbols from their personal history and reflect on contemporary society. Vessels Reimagined dives into themes of cultural connections, family traditions, the influence of pop culture and personal identity.
On view November 21, 2018 – January 21, 2019
The Rockwell Museum and Corning-Painted Post Middle School are partnering on a new initiative that brings The Rockwell collection to classrooms virtually. Youth and Family Programs Educator Amy Ruza is joined by 8th-grade Digital Art teacher Maria Goldwyn in a pre-recorded inspiration video – this module serves as a launching point for inspiration, art and exploration, allowing Rockwell educators to reach over 200 students for this special outreach project.
The Your Place, Your Voice outreach project dives into the themes of three artworks from The Rockwell’s collection, encouraging students to explore aspects about their personal identity, their family, and cultural heritage, and consider how a portrait can reveal a story. Students will be encouraged to incorporate personal symbols into their digital collage to express their voice and their place within their lives.
On view May 18, 2018 – September 9, 2018
Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Alley Art Project! This year, student designers draw inspiration from The Rockwell Museum’s collection of Frederick Carder Steuben glass, honoring the 150th anniversary of glassmaking in Corning. Students researched six major local industries to incorporate the rich history of glass and the region into the 2018 mural design.
This project is made possible in part by grants from The Triangle Fund, The Great Circle Foundation Inc., and William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
On view June 12 – August 5, 2018
In collaboration with art teacher Becky Smith at The Alternative School for Math & Science (ASMS), The Rockwell Museum proudly presents Fantastical Future Crystal City. This exhibition features the artwork created by ASMS sixth grade students. Throughout this program, students were encouraged to consider how a space can generate emotions through its history, architectural style, physical layout and décor. They were prompted to consider how buildings tell stories through time.
The Rockwell field trip included a tour of several other galleries in the Museum. Students had the opportunity to explore the American Illustrators Gallery and participate in a storytelling activity. They joined the Museum’s Preparator, Paul Dressen for a special behind-the-scenes examination of specific contemporary works of art depicting urbanization. In addition, students participated in a hands-on project in the Education Center. In small groups, students explored and played with recycled materials to problem-solve methods of futuristic construction and design for their miniature 3-dimensional model cities.
Following their visit, local architect Elise Johnson-Schmidt provided a historic walking tour of Market Street in Corning to further extend the learning experience outside the classroom. Students observed and photographed buildings and store fronts on Market Street, and drew inspiration from this local architecture for their futuristic illustrations.
Students considered what a city would need to thrive and function in a future setting, whether it be in 200, 300 or 500 years. Students thought carefully about resources for energy, the environment, agriculture, population, transportation, technology and more. Each student imagined a futuristic building in the City of Corning. Their artwork on display was created using the printmaking process and collectively illustrates a Fantastical Future Crystal City.
On view April 9, 2018 – May 7, 2018
A Moment in Time is a pinhole photography project supported by a Teaching Artist grant. This project is led by the Science & Discovery Center (SDC) at Hugh Gregg Elementary and Winfield Elementary Schools, with participation from the Chemung Valley Historical Society (CVHS) and Corning-Painted Post Area School District. In this project, students learned about early photography and produced a photograph with a pinhole camera – which recorded, in many ways, a moment in time. The Rockwell Museum believes in the importance of serving as a community center, and was pleased to host this student exhibition.
This project was made possible, in part, with public funds from NYSCA’s Decentralization Program, administered regionally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.
On view March 30, 2018 – April 18, 2018
In collaboration with Corning-Painted Post High School, The Rockwell Museum presents a special exhibition of the works of six International Baccalaureate Visual Arts program students. The exhibition celebrates the artist efforts of:
Higher Level: Two-year Program with teacher Lisa Rossi-Sullivan
Standard Level: One-year Program with teacher Sharron Holland
The students visited The Rockwell during the school year to study and draw inspiration from the collection for their own works of art. As part of the program, the students curated their own student art show in The Rockwell’s Student Gallery.
The IB Visual Arts Program supports the notion that art is an integral part of everyday life, permeating all levels of human creativity, expression, communication and understanding. It is a thought-provoking course that encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries.
On view November 30, 2017 – March 11, 2018
The Rockwell is excited to collaborate with the Corning-Painted Post Area School District and the Southeast Steuben County Library on a new student exhibition and outreach project, blending art-making with digital technology. This program involved 140 middle school students through an innovative outreach initiative which took place in the classroom. Art teacher Mrs. Megan Wukovitz and her eighth-grade Digital Art classes at Corning-Painted Post Middle School created digital collages and three-dimensional printed stars inspired by the night sky and three contemporary Native American works of art from the Rockwell collection.
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