Now On View: What You’ll See This Season at The Rockwell

Experience American art through the eyes of American artists.

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Here is what you’ll see at The Rockwell Museum right now:  

Spotlight Exhibition (Floor 1M)

Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice

On view: June 3 – September 4, 2023
Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Generous support for this project is provided by Art Bridges, Faye and Robert Davidson, and the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation.



Special Exhibitions

Antigravity: Shasti O’Leary Soudant

On view: April 1, 2023 – February 2024
Location: Rotunda

Shasti O’Leary Soudant is a multidisciplinary artist, sculptor, designer and writer whose large‐scale, colorful public art is inspired by humanist, philosophical, political, and scientific concepts. This site-specific installation alludes to the insidious and invasive nature of modern surveillance implemented through our online social media interactions and business transactions that take place in “The Cloud.”


Americans Who Tell the Truth: Portraits by Robert Shetterly

On view: July 1 – October 8, 2023
Location: Special Projects Gallery

Robert Shetterly’s Americans Who Tell the Truth series portrays heroic individuals who have dedicated their lives to improving their local and national communities. Each portrait shares a story of someone fighting for social, racial, economic or environmental justice. The paintings are a form of narrative activism in which Robert Shetterly shares the stories of people in our past and present who are fighting for social, racial, economic and environmental justice. 

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Burden of Conquest: an Augmented Reality Art Game by Shasti O’Leary Soudant

On view: July – October 2023
Location: Fallbrook Park

Burden of Conquest is an Augmented Reality Art Game for everyone, with physical prizes!In Burden of Conquest: An Augmented Reality Art Game, you can explore 11 futuristic and fantastical cityscapes that are based on 11 real-life locations. Hidden in each virtual city is that city’s Heart—a small digital sculpture—that when discovered, provides you with a QR code to access a physical 3-D printed version at The Southeast Steuben County Library. All you need is an Apple device (iPhone or iPad) and a sense of adventure. 

Burden of Conquest

Annual Theme Exhibition: Heroes

On view: February 25, 2023 – February 2024
Location: Members’ Gallery

In 2023, we celebrate Heroes, and the courage of people moved by conviction, truth and love to improve communities, society and our world. Heroes features diverse voices, including artists and subjects from underrepresented demographics and highlights new acquisitions along with old favorites that visitors will recognize.


We Are Made of Star Stuff by Yen Ospina

On view: June 16 – October 15, 2023
Location: KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab

Ithaca-based artist Yen Ospina will create brand new large-scale drawings to brighten up our walls and imaginations! To complement The Rockwell Museum’s 2023 theme, Heroes, these artworks will encourage kids and adults to think about how we are the heroes of caring for our planet, each other and ourselves.


ArtRx: Creative Antidotes


ArtRx is a response to the state of being human in America in 2020. ArtRx started as a way to process the COVID-19 pandemic. We quickly realized that if we’re talking about the unprecedented magnitude of loss and change, the awakening of the country to systemic racism needed to be part of the conversation as well. Throughout your visit, find staff responses to collection artworks through the lens of ArtRx.

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