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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)

FLX KODACHROME: National Geographic Photographer Nathan Benn

May 29 – September 7, 2021

FLX KODACHROME features the work of Nathan Benn who photographed the Finger Lakes over the course of a year for National Geographic Magazine in 1975. Benn focused his lens on the heritage and industry of the region, capturing sweeping aerial landscapes of the Finger Lakes and surrounding small towns, as well as portraits of assembly line workers, glassblowers, winery pickers, auctioneers, parade spectators, scout troops and racing enthusiasts of the 70s.

This exhibition is made possible with support from Kathleen and Peter Schweizer.


Special Exhibitions


From The Shadows: Photography by Chris Walters

On view: June 11 – December 31, 2021
Location: Rockwell Museum, Floor 2

Local photographer Chris Walters produced this exhibition as a contemporary response to FLX Kodachrome: National Geographic Photography of Nathan Benn. Walters is an award-winning photographer active in the regional arts community.

This exhibition is made possible with support from Ian Harrop and Lynette Estep.

Chris Walters

What’s In Your World? Art Lab Takeover by Gwen Quigley and Tony Moretti

On view: May 29 – September 7, 2021
Location: KIDS Rockwell Art Lab

Local artists Tony Moretti and Gwen Quigley, also known as Crow’s Nest Artists, take over the KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab this summer with What’s In Your World? Our family engagement space has been transformed into a celebration of our regional environment!

authentic, unplugged play

Antigravity: Elaine Ng

On view: July 1, 2020 – February 2022
Location: Rockwell Museum, Floor 1

ANTIGRAVITY is an endeavor premiered in 2018 to create an annual opportunity for emerging artists. Elaine K. Ng is an artist whose work explores the physical and psychological structures of site. Her practice includes material investigations and explorations of pattern, as well as writing and research to examine the various aspects that contribute to our collective knowledge of place. 

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AIDS’ Dark Terrain: Woodblock Prints of Robin Tichane

On view: January 9, 2021 – January 2022
Location: Rockwell Museum, Floor 2

Utilizing the American landscape as both a metaphor and lens, AIDS’ Dark Terrain illustrates Robin Tichane’s spiritual and intellectual journey in the midst a global pandemic. This series of woodcut prints, created at the height of the AIDS pandemic, encapsulates Tichane’s experience and perspective as an HIV+ artist as well as his interest in Zen Buddhism, pilgrimage, color theory and Japanese printmaking techniques.


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.

creative antidotes



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