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Rockwell Ambassadors

For young Members seeking even more culture-centric activities and networking opportunities with the only Smithsonian Affiliate in the region! Enjoy private tours, art-inspired excursions, and unique opportunities to meet visiting artists and curators. 

Rockwell Ambassadors gain all of the perks of Rockwell Membership, plus even more opportunities to engage with The Rockwell!

Free or reduced admission to all Rockwell Museum events

4 to 5 invitations to culture-centric social activities, like private tours, art-inspired excursions, and unique opportunities to meet visiting artists and curators

Access to The Rockwell behind the scenes, including one private Director’s Party annually

Frequent professional development and volunteer opportunities

Networking and social opportunities with like-minded business and community leaders, including up to 3 invitations to select Silver Dollar Society events per year.

Philanthropic involvement with the region’s only Smithsonian Affiliate

Bundle your Rockwell Ambassador membership with our Family enhancement and receive a discount

The Rockwell Ambassador Enhancement may be added on to any Rockwell Membership level. It may not be purchased on its own.  

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For just $30 more, the Rockwell Ambassador Membership Enhancement includes:

  • 4 to 5 invitations to culture-centric social activities, like private tours, art-inspired excursions, and unique opportunities to meet visiting artists and curators
  • Access to The Rockwell behind the scenes, including one private Director’s Party annually
  • Frequent professional development and volunteer opportunities
  • Networking and social opportunities with like-minded business and community leaders, including up to 3 invitations to select Silver Dollar Society events
  • Philanthropic involvement with the region’s only Smithsonian Affiliate

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Don’t Miss Out! 2018 Exclusive Rockwell Ambassador Events & Opportunities

Crystal GregoryRockwell Ambassador Party with Artist Crystal Gregory
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Free for Rockwell Ambassadors and their guests.
Advance reservations required by 5 p.m. on March 7.

Rockwell Ambassador members are invited to celebrate the Museum’s most recent Emerging Artists Rotunda Installation, Antigravity, featuring 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. Ambassadors will have the opportunity to visit one-on-one with the artist.

Members-Only Coffee with the Curator
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 10 – 11 a.m.

Free for Rockwell Members (and up to 2 Guests per Rockwell Member)

Members will have the opportunity to hear first-hand about two exciting installations, including the inaugural Emerging Artists Rotunda Installation featuring sculptor and fiber artist Crystal Gregory, and a series of works by Frederick Carder, lead designer for Steuben Glass Works from 1903–1932.

Gallery Game Night
Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Free and open to Rockwell Ambassadors and anyone who wants to get to know The Rockwell better!

Explore the Museum and engage in some healthy competition at Rockwell Ambassador Gallery Game Night! Current and soon-to-be Rockwell Ambassadors are invited to join us for after-hours viewing of the Museum collection, interactive gallery activities, and tasty drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Paddle Excursion with Chemung River Friends
Saturday, June 16, 2018 | 9:30 – 2 p.m.

$45 per person – includes lunch and all equipment

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Participants will learn about area wildlife, water safety, paddling tips, local history, and some urban legends about the life and lore of the 45-mile Chemung River. This scenic six-mile trip will conclude with a cookout and craft beer tasting. Guide service, kayaks, paddles and life vests will be provided by Southern Tier Kayak Tours.

Music & Margaritas
June 27, July 25, August 22, 2018

2018 Schedule

Free for Rockwell Members – plus, your first drink is on us!

Summer has arrived − join The Rockwell for another season of Music & Margaritas on the terrace! Enjoy a stunning sunset, refreshing drinks, lively music and great company from the best view in Corning. This popular music series presents local bands with a flair for fun.

Annual Director’s Party: Noodle Night!
Friday, August 10, 2018 | 7 – 10 p.m.

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Rockwell Ambassadors are invited to this exclusive summer party at the stylish mid-century home of Executive Director Brian Lee Whisenhunt.

Enjoy cold drinks, a tasty noodle bar with all the fixings, and sparkling conversation – plus, a glimpse into Brian and Mitchell’s elegant yet quirky collection of art and decor.

And more coming soon!

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