Upcoming Exhibitions

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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 in the coming months: 


Blanket Stories: Western Door, Salt Sacks and Three Sisters

May 5, 2017 –September 5, 2017
Opening Reception: May 4, 2017

This summer at The Rockwell, explore the histories and memories tied to humble household objects – blankets. After a community-wide call for blankets and their stories, Seneca Native Artist and proto-feminist Marie Watt has built this unique blanket tower specifically for The Rockwell Museum. How can a simple blanket ignite conversations? What memories are held in the folds? How can fabric tie an individual to the community at large, or to a place and time?

blanket stories

The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African-American Art: Works on Paper

September 15, 2017 – December 31, 2017

See the works of more than fifty African-American artists from the late 1800s to the early years of this century. Drawn from one of the most esteemed private collections of works by African-American artists, this special exhibition features over ninety works by such luminaries as Elizabeth Catlett, William H. Johnson, and Charles White.


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Blanket Stories

Three unique ways to see Seneca Native Artist and Proto–feminist Marie Watt in Corning

Marie Watt is an American artist, drawing her inspiration from history, biography, Seneca proto-feminism, addressing the interaction of the arc of history with the intimacy of memory.

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