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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017: Free Admission

    Monday, January 16, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 am

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    indexFree Arts Experiences in Downtown Corning 

    Monday, January 16, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Free admission, all ages 

    Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The Rockwell believes in civic engagement and builds community through partnerships and collaboration by sharing the collection. Our commitment to offering authentic educational and arts experiences to our community steers our work every day.

    That’s why we’re proud to partner with Corning Museum of Glass to offer free arts experiences on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year. We invite you to spend your day off exploring arts and culture right here in your local cultural centers. 

    What to see and explore at The Rockwell

    MuseumDayLive---Place-for-all-people---croppedAs the only Smithsonian Affiliate museum in Upstate, NY, The Rockwell has the unique privilege of bringing Smithsonian exhibitions and programming to Corning. On view in recognition of the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, The Rockwell is currently hosting the historic poster exhibit, A Place for All People. This installation evokes the power of oration and freedom stories, the brilliance of artistic achievement, and the soaring heights of cultural expression, philosophy, sports, and politics. The poster exhibit visually narrates the African American community’s powerful, deep and lasting contributions to the American story. A Place for All People is generously supported by the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of the Provost.

    In our Family Exploration Studio, find hands-on learning about Martin Luther King Jr. who delivered a speech that moved and inspired America. 

    More to do for families at The Rockwell:Art Hunt

    • Arts Hunts, I-Spy Games, and creative activities in the Family Exploration Studio – your destination for authentic, un-plugged play! 
    • Explore art about the American experience – featured galleries represent the works of Andy Warhol, the Taos Society of Artists, and masterworks of Remington and Russell.  
    • Made in America, Native American handmade and fair trade selections in The Rockwell Museum Store (generous discounts on MLK Day)

    What to see and explore at The Corning Museum of Glass

    Acorning-museum-tpp-6569t CMoG, visitors can see glass, see glass being made, and make glass themselves! Take an in-depth look at this material that inspires and delights so many. Explore 35 centuries of glass history, discover scientific advances made possible by glass, and see the best of the last 30 years in glass in the new Contemporary Art + Design Wing. 

    • Don’t miss your last chance to see Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope on display at the Rakow Research Library until March 19.
    • Warm up at the hottest winter destination in the northeast! CMoG offers live hot glass demonstrations all day, every day.
    • Check out our life-size snow family on display in the Museum Shops, along with their snow dog Pi-Rex! Make a snowman of your own by scheduling a Make Your Own Glass Experience at The Studio (fee, book ahead).
    • Take a closer look at our galleries with the Winter Wonderland scavenger hunt, the perfect family activity.
    • See new work in the Contemporary Art + Design Wing, including Virtue of Blue, a chandelier constructed of butterfly-shaped solar panels. 

    indexFree Arts Experiences in Downtown Corning 

    Monday, January 16, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Free admission, all ages 

    Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The Rockwell believes in civic engagement and builds community through partnerships and collaboration by sharing the collection. Our commitment to offering authentic educational and arts experiences to our community steers our work every day.

    That’s why we’re proud to partner with Corning Museum of Glass to offer free arts experiences on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year. We invite you to spend your day off exploring arts and culture right here in your local cultural centers. 

    What to see and explore at The Rockwell

    MuseumDayLive---Place-for-all-people---croppedAs the only Smithsonian Affiliate museum in Upstate, NY, The Rockwell has the unique privilege of bringing Smithsonian exhibitions and programming to Corning. On view in recognition of the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, The Rockwell is currently hosting the historic poster exhibit, A Place for All People. This installation evokes the power of oration and freedom stories, the brilliance of artistic achievement, and the soaring heights of cultural expression, philosophy, sports, and politics. The poster exhibit visually narrates the African American community’s powerful, deep and lasting contributions to the American story. A Place for All People is generously supported by the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of the Provost.

    In our Family Exploration Studio, find hands-on learning about Martin Luther King Jr. who delivered a speech that moved and inspired America. 

    More to do for families at The Rockwell:Art Hunt

    • Arts Hunts, I-Spy Games, and creative activities in the Family Exploration Studio – your destination for authentic, un-plugged play! 
    • Explore art about the American experience – featured galleries represent the works of Andy Warhol, the Taos Society of Artists, and masterworks of Remington and Russell.  
    • Made in America, Native American handmade and fair trade selections in The Rockwell Museum Store (generous discounts on MLK Day)

    What to see and explore at The Corning Museum of Glass

    Acorning-museum-tpp-6569t CMoG, visitors can see glass, see glass being made, and make glass themselves! Take an in-depth look at this material that inspires and delights so many. Explore 35 centuries of glass history, discover scientific advances made possible by glass, and see the best of the last 30 years in glass in the new Contemporary Art + Design Wing. 

    • Don’t miss your last chance to see Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope on display at the Rakow Research Library until March 19.
    • Warm up at the hottest winter destination in the northeast! CMoG offers live hot glass demonstrations all day, every day.
    • Check out our life-size snow family on display in the Museum Shops, along with their snow dog Pi-Rex! Make a snowman of your own by scheduling a Make Your Own Glass Experience at The Studio (fee, book ahead).
    • Take a closer look at our galleries with the Winter Wonderland scavenger hunt, the perfect family activity.
    • See new work in the Contemporary Art + Design Wing, including Virtue of Blue, a chandelier constructed of butterfly-shaped solar panels.