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)

Coming Soon! Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice

On view: June 3 – September 4, 2023
Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Generous support for this project is provided by Art Bridges, Faye and Robert Davidson, and the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation.

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Special Exhibitions

Antigravity: Shasti O’Leary Soudant

On view: April 1, 2023 – February 2024
Location: Rotunda

Shasti O’Leary Soudant is a multidisciplinary artist, sculptor, designer and writer whose large‐scale, colorful public art is inspired by humanist, philosophical, political, and scientific concepts. This site-specific installation alludes to the insidious and invasive nature of modern surveillance implemented through our online social media interactions and business transactions that take place in “The Cloud.”



On view: January 21 – June 18, 2023
Location: Special Project Gallery, Floor 2

Mothers are the figures in our lives who nurture, support, care for and love us. This selection of works from the permanent collection embraces the many definitions of mother figures and family, exploring how a community can fulfill needs, serve as surrogates and function as role models and teachers.


Annual Theme Exhibition: Heroes

On view: February 25, 2023 – February 2024
Location: Members’ Gallery

In 2023, we celebrate Heroes, and the courage of people moved by conviction, truth and love to improve communities, society and our world. Heroes features diverse voices, including artists and subjects from underrepresented demographics and highlights new acquisitions along with old favorites that visitors will recognize.


ArtRx: Creative Antidotes


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.

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