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Now On View: What You’ll See This Season at The Rockwell

Experience American art through the eyes of American artists.

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

Spotlight Exhibition (Floor 1M)


Objects in Motion: Wendy Red Star’s Accession Series 

On view: May 28 – September 5, 2022 

Items once draped on horses, cars, or the arms and bodies of the Apsáalooke people are typically presented as static and sequestered under museum glass. Wendy Red Star reanimates these objects by visually contextualizing them within their original purpose. The resulting Accession series is a vibrant meeting of past and present. It honors the artistry of the original makers who crafted the objects, as well as the anonymous artists who catalogued them. The Apsáalooke pieces are brought back to life, confirming their place in living history and the powerful legacy of her own Nation within the larger context of contemporary American art.

Accession

Special Exhibitions


 

Antigravity: Leaning into the Sun

On view: March 18, 2022 – February 12, 2023
Location: Rockwell Museum, Floor 1

ANTIGRAVITY is an endeavor premiered in 2018 to create an annual opportunity for emerging artists. Artist Rachel Hellmann’s site-specific mural recognizes the power of the sun and our inherent need for warmth. It also recognizes our desire to be connected after a difficult year with many facing challenging social isolation. 

antigravity

The Last Dance is a sculpture of a male Native American dancer. He is crouched down, low to the ground with his torso almost parallel to his thighs. His arms are fully outstretched on either side of his body with a cape of eagle wings spread across his arms and back. On his head, he is wearing an eagle headdress, with the beak extending out over his forehead as he looks to his left.Please Touch! The Art of Michael Naranjo

On view: May 14 – October 30, 2022
Location: Special Projects Gallery

Artworks on exhibit in museums are typically accompanied by signs that say, “Please do not touch.” Please Touch! The Art of Michael Naranjo invites visitors to experience remarkable bronze sculptures that are touchable – created by a Native American artist whose compelling life story will inspire reflection about art and artistic inspiration.

This exhibition is courtesy of Tia Collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Michael and Laura Naranjo.

Please Touch!

WPA Women Printmakers

On view: January 22 – December 31, 2022 
Location: Members’ Gallery (Floor 2)

The Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project was designed to help put American artists back to work during the Depression, marking a movement when many women and artists of color found an opportunity in the fine arts. See this series of woodblock prints by women artists of the 1930s, recently gifted to The Rockwell collection by Dr. Marianne Woods in memory of Kenneth Cooper.

Women Printmakers

 

ArtRx: Creative Antidotes

Ongoing

ArtRx is a response to the state of being human in America in 2020. ArtRx started as a way to process the COVID-19 pandemic. We quickly realized that if we’re talking about the unprecedented magnitude of loss and change, the awakening of the country to systemic racism needed to be part of the conversation as well. Throughout your visit, find staff responses to collection artworks through the lens of ArtRx.

creative antidotes

 

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