• Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

    September 23
    September 23

    September 23, 2017
    All day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    As Upstate New York’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, The Rockwell is proud to once again participate in Museum Day Live – an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums (like The Rockwell!) and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. 

    How Museum Day works:

    STEP 1: Find a participating museum here
    STEP 2: Download your ticket here
    STEP 3: Head to the museum anytime throughout the day and tell us about your art adventure! 

    What’s up at The Rockwell:

    The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African-American Art: Works on Paper

    See the works of more than fifty African-American artists from the late 1800s to the early years of this century. Drawn from one of the most esteemed private collections of works by African-American artists, this special exhibition features over ninety works by such luminaries as Elizabeth Catlett, William H. Johnson, and Charles White.

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    Authentic Unplugged Play for Families

    From Art Hunts to our Family Exploration Studio, The Rockwell is designed to make art accessible to kids, and inspire an appreciation for art at a young age. Kids love our activities, and parents become gallery experts to guide their families through the story of art throughout America. Young museum-goers will adore the opportunity to explore on their own. Ever-changing exhibitions and activities allow families to visit again and again.

    top seven reasons to visit the Rockwell with your family 


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