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The Rockwell’s Exhibitions

Our exhibitions create a remarkable opportunity to engage with art at The Rockwell! In this setting, our works of American art become functional teaching pieces connecting with visitors of every age. With new exhibitions installed several times a year, visitors experience the work and the Museum with a fresh perspective on each and every visit.

On View at The Rockwell

Spotlight Exhibition
The Living Legacy of Clara S. Peck: Rockwell Collection Hero

On view: September 23, 2023 - January 28, 2024

Ignite the Imagination Student Exhibition

On view: January 13, 2024 - March 17, 2024

Annual Theme Gallery: Spider Woman's Gift

On view: January 31, 2024 - December 31, 2024

Pieces & Parts: The Diversity of American Collage

On view: February 2, 2024 - May 10, 2024

Spotlight Exhibition
Resilience—A Sansei Sense of Legacy

On view: February 19, 2024 - May 4, 2024

Antigravity: Brilliant Cut Sky by Rachel Hayes

On view: March 28, 2024 - February 15, 2025

The Rockwell Museum is devoted to displaying artwork created by students from local school districts in collaboration with art teachers and professional artists. Student Exhibitions are on view in The Rockwell’s Student Gallery and KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab at various times throughout the year.

Our educators have a long tradition of partnering with schools, community organizations, and statewide agencies to present a robust schedule of exhibitions of art created by students Pre-K–12 and college from across the region.

Ignite the Imagination Student Exhibition

On view: January 13, 2024 - March 17, 2024

Color, Shape & Texture | Unified Art Student Exhibition

On view: December 1, 2023 - February 4, 2024

Alley Art Project: Beyond the Walls

On view: October 28, 2023 - January 14, 2024

Alley Art Project: Heroes

On view: May 10, 2023 - September 10, 2023

Honoring Our Heroes: Past, Present & Beyond

On view: February 24, 2023 - May 30, 2023

Spark the Imagination: Corning-Painted Post High School

On view: January 13, 2023 - April 16, 2023

Color, Shape & Texture Student Exhibition

On view: December 31, 2022 - February 5, 2023

Voices of Place: Past and Present Student Exhibition

On view: November 18, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Alley Art Project: Worlds Collide

On view: June 8, 2022 - September 11, 2022

My Identity Examined Student Exhibition

On view: April 9, 2022 - June 25, 2022

Spark the Imagination: Corning-Painted Post High School

On view: January 13, 2022 - March 6, 2022

Sweet, sweet competition.

The Annual Gingerbread Invitational is an exhibition of artful gingerbread creations by baking enthusiasts and community members of all skill levels. Make a visit to The Rockwell part of your family’s holiday tradition by casting your vote for the Community Choice Award! Plus, find seasonal gingerbread-themed activities for kids throughout the Museum and Art Lab.

How It Works

  • Individuals or teams submit an application, including a design sketch, responding to the annual theme
  • Up to 12 submissions are selected to be featured in the Gingerbread Invitational exhibition – each artist/team has approximately 1 month to create their design and drop it off at The Rockwell Museum. Each team is awarded a $50 honorarium to help compensate them for their materials.
  • Once the exhibition opens for the season (Thanksgiving through New Years Day), visitors to The Rockwell vote on their favorite gingerbread creations – the winner of the coveted Community Choice Award takes home a $500 prize and a hand-crafted trophy by ceramic artist Colleen McCall.

Get Involved 

This year, Rockwell programming and exhibitions revolve around the theme of Heroes. Check back this fall for entry forms and contest deadlines.

Check out past creations >>

2023 Gingerbread Invitational: Heroes

On view: November 18, 2023 - December 31, 2023

2022 Gingerbread Invitational: Spark!

On view: November 19, 2022 - December 31, 2022

A space for contemporary perspectives.

ANTIGRAVITY creates an annual opportunity for emerging artists to present a site-specific installation in the Museum rotunda, that greets visitors and provides an unexpected surprise as they enter. Each spring, one artist is selected to create an original work of art that responds to the rotunda’s unique architectural space, our historic building and the Museum’s American art collection. 

Part of the Antigravity Project includes a collaboration with our sister organization, the Corning Museum of Glass. Antigravity artists are invited to participate as guest designers-in-residence  at the Amphitheater Hot Shop. During the residency, they work alongside expert glassblowers who craft the designer’s artistic vision in glass and bring it to life.

Antigravity: Brilliant Cut Sky by Rachel Hayes

On view: March 28, 2024 - February 15, 2025

Antigravity: Space Invaders by Shasti O’Leary Soudant

On view: April 1, 2023 - February 7, 2024

Antigravity: Leaning into the Sun by Rachel Hellmann

On view: March 18, 2022 - February 12, 2022

Antigravity: a circle, a line, an arc by Elaine K. Ng

On view: July 1, 2020 - February 7, 2022

Antigravity: Needle-and-Bowl by Melissa Vandenberg

On view: March 9, 2019 - February 7, 2020

Antigravity: Through the Thread by Crystal Gregory

On view: March 8, 2018 - February 17, 2019

Here’s what’s been on view at The Rockwell in recent years. Thank you for exploring our archive.

As this website is new, some archived exhibitions have not yet been migrated. Thank you for your patience.

Antigravity: Space Invaders by Shasti O’Leary Soudant

On view: April 1, 2023 - February 7, 2024

Color, Shape & Texture | Unified Art Student Exhibition

On view: December 1, 2023 - February 4, 2024

Annual Theme Exhibition: Heroes

On view: February 25, 2023 - January 30, 2024

Spotlight Exhibition
The Living Legacy of Clara S. Peck: Rockwell Collection Hero

On view: September 23, 2023 - January 28, 2024

Alley Art Project: Beyond the Walls

On view: October 28, 2023 - January 14, 2024

2023 Gingerbread Invitational: Heroes

On view: November 18, 2023 - December 31, 2023

We Are Made of Star Stuff by Yen Ospina

On view: June 16, 2023 - October 15, 2023

Americans Who Tell the Truth: Portraits by Robert Shetterly

On view: July 1, 2023 - October 8, 2023

Alley Art Project: Heroes

On view: May 10, 2023 - September 10, 2023

Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice

On view: June 3, 2023 - September 4, 2023

M(other)hood

On view: January 21, 2023 - June 18, 2023

Honoring Our Heroes: Past, Present & Beyond

On view: February 24, 2023 - May 30, 2023

Spotlight Exhibition
Devan Shimoyama: Untitled (For Tamir)

On view: February 11, 2023 - May 14, 2023

Spark the Imagination: Corning-Painted Post High School

On view: January 13, 2023 - April 16, 2023

Color, Shape & Texture Student Exhibition

On view: December 31, 2022 - February 5, 2023

Spotlight Exhibition
Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray

On view: September 24, 2022 - January 22, 2023

2022 Gingerbread Invitational: Spark!

On view: November 19, 2022 - December 31, 2022

WPA Women Printmakers

On view: January 22, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Voices of Place: Past and Present Student Exhibition

On view: November 18, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Please Touch! The Art of Michael Naranjo

On view: May 14, 2022 - October 30, 2022

Wendy Red Star Apsáalooke: Children of the Large-Beaked Bird

On view: June 18, 2022 - October 17, 2022

Alley Art Project: Worlds Collide

On view: June 8, 2022 - September 11, 2022

Spotlight Exhibition
Objects in Motion: Wendy Red Star’s Accession Series

On view: May 28, 2022 - September 5, 2022

My Identity Examined Student Exhibition

On view: April 9, 2022 - June 25, 2022

Spotlight Exhibition
Astonishing Brilliance: Art, Light and the Transformation of American Culture

On view: February 19, 2022 - May 15, 2022

Agnes & The Arts: The Architectural Evolution of Old City Hall

On view: January 15, 2022 - March 20, 2022

Spark the Imagination: Corning-Painted Post High School

On view: January 13, 2022 - March 6, 2022

Antigravity: Leaning into the Sun by Rachel Hellmann

On view: March 18, 2022 - February 12, 2022

Antigravity: a circle, a line, an arc by Elaine K. Ng

On view: July 1, 2020 - February 7, 2022

Spotlight Exhibition
Elaine K. Ng: Fingerprints of Place – Taiwan

On view: September 24, 2021 - January 30, 2022

AIDS’ Dark Terrain: Woodblock Prints of Robin Tichane

On view: January 9, 2021 - January 9, 2022

From The Shadows: Photography by Chris Walters

On view: June 11, 2023 - December 31, 2021

FLX KODACHROME: National Geographic Photographer Nathan Benn

On view: May 29, 2021 - September 7, 2021

Martine Gutierrez Takeover

On view: August 15, 2020 - January 10, 2021

From the Bed to the Wall: Quilts from a Private New York Collection

On view: October 10, 2020 - January 10, 2021

Treasures of Haudenosaunee Beadwork

On view: February 14, 2020 - August 5, 2020

Antigravity: Needle-and-Bowl by Melissa Vandenberg

On view: March 9, 2019 - February 7, 2020

Showing Off: 19th Century Portraiture from The Arnot Art Museum

On view: October 4, 2019 - February 2, 2020

Crafting Identity: American Highlights from the Tia Collection

On view: September 20, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Andy Warhol’s Art Factory featuring the Marilyn Monroe Suite

On view: May 24, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits

On view: February 8, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Favoritism

On view: January 16, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Antigravity: Through the Thread by Crystal Gregory

On view: March 8, 2018 - February 17, 2019

Blanket Stories: Western Door, Salt Sacks and Three Sisters

On view: May 5, 2017 - September 5, 2017

Spotlight Exhibition
The Living Legacy of Clara S. Peck: Rockwell Collection Hero

On view: September 23, 2023 - January 28, 2024

Ignite the Imagination Student Exhibition

On view: January 13, 2024 - March 17, 2024

Annual Theme Gallery: Spider Woman's Gift

On view: January 31, 2024 - December 31, 2024

Pieces & Parts: The Diversity of American Collage

On view: February 2, 2024 - May 10, 2024

Spotlight Exhibition
Resilience—A Sansei Sense of Legacy

On view: February 19, 2024 - May 4, 2024

Martine Gutierrez

Catalogue Number 2019.7.1a-b

Plan Your Visit

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The Rockwell Museum: 111 Cedar St, Corning, NY 14830 KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab: 36 E. Market Street

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Ignite the Imagination Student Exhibition

On view: January 13, 2024 - March 17, 2024

Annual Theme Gallery: Spider Woman's Gift

On view: January 31, 2024 - December 31, 2024