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Beginning September 1 – Free Admission for CCC Students!

The Rockwell Museum Launches the Kristin A. Swain Student Fund

Beginning September 1, 2017, all Corning Community College students with an active ID will receive free admission to The Rockwell Museum supported by the Kristin A. Swain Student Fund.  The Rockwell Museum board and staff established the fund in honor of Kristin A. Swain during the time of her retirement earlier this year. Kristin A. Swain was the longtime executive director of The Rockwell with some 40 years of involvement with The Rockwell.

“Throughout her 40-year affiliation with The Rockwell, Kristin remained steadfastly committed to ensuring that The Rockwell remain a place of learning.  She has consistently articulated that it is a priority for her that students have an opportunity to visit The Rockwell to learn and receive inspiration from its collections,” said Debra Naylor, President of the Board of Trustees at The Rockwell.

In recent years, The Rockwell has established a strong relationship with Corning Community College through collaborative adult programming and work with High School Learning Center students. The Kristin A. Swain Student Fund encourages easy access to The Rockwell’s resources and for CCC students to use The Rockwell has an extension of their coursework.

“The Rockwell Museum stands among Corning’s most valued community treasures,” said Dr. Katherine P. Douglas. “As an educator, I see on a regular basis the critical role that exposure to the arts plays in stimulating creativity and ultimately in developing vital communities. This fund provides access to an opportunity for CCC students to immerse themselves in our nation’s colorful and spirited history through art, gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and our shared human experience in the process,” continues Dr. Douglas.

In order to redeem free admission, Corning Community College students can simply show their student ID at The Rockwell’s admission desk. The Rockwell also offers half-off to all students for many public programs throughout the year. CCC students and faculty are invited to celebrate this new collaboration at these upcoming events:

Friday, September 29 | Urban Arts Crawl + Speed Tours

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Free and open to the public

CCC Students Welcome! Join us in celebrating the launch of the Kristin A. Swain Student Fund, granting free admission to all CCC students with a valid ID, all year long. CCC students are invited for an exclusive speed tour of The Rockwell, starting at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.!

Plus, explore the newest exhibition on view, The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African-American Art: Works on Paper and enjoy free tastings (21+) from Four Fights Distilling of Corning.

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Tuesday, October 3 | CCC Faculty & Staff Launch Event: Wine & Cheese Reception

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | This is a private event, offered to Corning Community College Faculty and Staff

The Rockwell Museum is a community center and believes in authentic educational and cultural experiences. That’s why, together, The Rockwell and Corning Community College are pleased to launch the Kristin A. Swain Student Fund, a program that underwrites free admission to The Rockwell Museum for all Corning Community College students when they present their student I.D.

Corning Community College Faculty and Staff are invited to a wine and cheese reception to kick-off the Kristin A. Swain Student Fundand learn new and innovative ways to connect your courses to The Rockwell’s collection.


We look forward to seeing you soon!