Summer Hours: The Rockwell Museum is open daily, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. through September 3.

Current Exhibitions

The Rockwell Museum collection portrays the spirit, character and values of America through the eyes of American artists.

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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:  

Spotlight Exhibition


Earth and Sky: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby

May 18 – September 4, 2018

Geology meets chemistry in this exhibition of abstract ceramic landscapes by artist and educator Wayne Higby. The exhibition explores the forms, techniques, and firing processes used throughout Higby’s career, including groundbreaking work in raku earthenware and porcelain.

CERAMIC LANDSCAPES

 

Special Exhibitions


Antigravity: a space for contemporary perspectivesCrystal Gregory
Through the Thread by Crystal Gregory

March 2, 2018 – February 17, 2019

The Rockwell introduces an inaugural new exhibition series: Antigravity!  Each year, the museum will commission one emerging artist to create a site-specific installation for The Rockwell’s rotunda entryway. The 2018 inaugural installation will feature the work of sculptor and fiber artist Crystal Gregory. Gregory uses woven lace structures as the foundation of her work, paying particular attention to negative space and light. She experiments by pairing materials not often found together in her work such as hand-woven fabrics and molten pewter or lace and concrete.

ANTIGRAVITY

150th Anniversary of Glassmaking in Corning

December 22, 2017 – December 31, 2018

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

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125th Anniversary of Old City Hall

February 9, 2018 – December 31, 2018

The Rockwell celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the building we call home – Corning’s Old City Hall. This iconic building was completed in 1893 and represents the American Romanesque Revival style. Explore an intimate series of historic photographs of Corning’s City Hall, accompanied by regional examples of this famous architectural style.

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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