Now accepting entries for the 5th Annual Gingerbread Invitational - learn more and download your application>>

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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’s what you’ll see at The Rockwell in the coming months.

Thomas Sully, Isabel Alexander, 1828, oil on panel, 18.875 x 14.75 in. Arnot Art Museum Purchase with Support from Mrs. Franklin K. Iszard, Alexander D. Falck, Jr., and Catherine Klimacek; 1982.

Showing Off: 19th Century Portraiture from the Arnot Art Museum

October 4, 2019 – February 2, 2021

Paintings were the primary mode of portraiture in the 19th century, as photography was still not yet widely available. Artists of all skill levels painted portraits, and it was a financially rewarding trade. This selection of paintings on loan from the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, NY, features portraits of women and children. In the patriarchal society of 19th century America, women and children’s portraits reinforced the success of their male head of household. 

Fifth Annual Gingerbread Invitational

On view: November 29 – December 31, 2019
Application deadline: October 18, 2019

We invite you to enter your innovative design for the chance to be one of (up to) 12 artists featured in a special holiday exhibition. This year, Rockwell programming and exhibitions revolve around the theme of Questioning Identity – in this vein, we invite you to design “My Dream Home” – in gingerbread! 

The Gingerbread Invitational is made possible with support from Ellen and John O’Hare

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