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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: 


Perspectives of the American Experience: A National Juried Exhibition of Women Artists

January 19 – April 22, 2018

The Rockwell is pleased to be collaborating with American Women Artists for the 25 for 25 campaign, an initiative to have twenty-five museum shows in 25 years dedicated to the inspiration, celebration, and encouragement of women in the visual fine arts. 


125th Anniversary of Old City Hall

February 9, 2018 – December 31, 2018

The Rockwell celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the building we call home – Corning’s Old City Hall. This iconic building was completed in 1893 and represents the American Romanesque Revival style. 

Anti-Gravity: Guest Artist Crystal Gregory
Emerging Artists Rotunda Installation

March 2, 2018 – February 17, 2019

The Rockwell introduces an inaugural new exhibition series: Antigravity!  Each year, the museum will commission one emerging artist to create a site-specific installation for The Rockwell’s rotunda entryway. The 2018 inaugural installation will feature the work of sculptor and fiber artist Crystal Gregory. Gregory uses woven lace structures as the foundation of her work, paying particular attention to negative space and light. She experiments by pairing materials not often found together in her work such as hand-woven fabrics and molten pewter or lace and concrete.

guest artist

Bare Bones Cafe: A Community-Sourced Museum Experience

April 27 – May 12, 2018

The Rockwell is a community center where education and entertainment intersect. In 2018 our beloved building, Old City Hall, turns 125! The building holds a long history as a community center; that’s why we’re inviting artists and performers from the greater Corning community to use an empty gallery as their laboratory and creative gathering place.

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Wayne Higby, Stone GateWayne Higby: Forging a New American Landscape

May 18 – September 4, 2018

Geology meets chemistry in this exhibition of abstract ceramic landscapes by artist and educator Wayne Higby. The exhibition explores the forms, techniques, and firing processes used throughout Higby’s career, including groundbreaking work in raku earthenware and porcelain.

Ceramic Landscapes

John James Audubon, Cat Squirrel (detail)Audubon in the Exotic West: the North American Quadrupeds

September 21, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Audubon in the Exotic West showcases the elaborate and detailed lithographs of famed naturalist John James Audubon. This exhibition features prints from Audubon’s last work, the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. The exhibition is comprised of 107 stone lithograph prints from the Imperial Folio and Octavo editions, highlighting the full range of Audubon’s unique artistic style.

Audubon’s Lithographs

4th Annual Gingerbread Invitational

November 23 – December 31, 2018

The Rockwell invites chefs, bakeries, and pastry enthusiasts to enter their innovative design for the chance to be one of (up to) 13 artists featured in a special holiday exhibition, The Gingerbread InvitationalThe Community Choice Award winner will be chosen by visitors to The Rockwell voting throughout the exhibition. Application details coming soon.


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