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Current Exhibitions

The Rockwell Museum collection portrays the spirit, character and values of America through the eyes of American artists, focusing on the complex story of the great migration West.

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Our collection is more than a sampling of traditional American artists – the pieces housed within our Museum walls convey the story of the American experience. A diverse and unique display, the artwork prompts us to think critically and challenge our conceptions of the great American West and the people who live there.

Our collections and rotating exhibits serve great purpose in the community. These works of art are functional teaching pieces – they present some of our best opportunities to connect with our audiences, young and old.  

Here is what you’ll see at The Rockwell Museum right now:  

Featured Exhibition


Perspectives of the American Experience: A National Juried Exhibition of Women Artists

January 19 – April 22, 2018
Closing reception: Friday, April 20, 2018

The Rockwell is pleased to be collaborating with American Women Artists for the 25 in 25 campaign, an initiative to have twenty-five museum shows in 25 years dedicated to the inspiration, celebration, and encouragement of women in the visual fine arts. 

PERSPECTIVES

Special Installations


150th Anniversary of Glassmaking in New York State

On view: December 22, 2017 – December 31, 2018

The Rockwell joins our sister institution, Corning Museum of Glass, in celebrating the 150th anniversary of glassmaking in New York State. This installation features the work of Frederick Carder, lead designer for Steuben Glass Works from 1903 -1932.

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Katsina_iconContemporary Katsina Dolls of the Ashman Collection

Ongoing

According to Hopi religion, the Katsinam each embody a different element of life. Katsina dolls were originally used to teach Hopi children and instruct them on socially-proper behavior. This collection has been created by a varied group of native artists of different times, regions and backgrounds.

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Lock, Stock and BarrelLock, Stock & Barrel

Ongoing

This selection of historic long arms and handguns is from the Robert F. “Bobby” Rockwell, III collection. From the American Revolution to the Hollywood cowboy, these historic firearms help tell the story of America and explores two and a half centuries of innovation in technology.

Historic Firearms

 

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