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More for Frida Kahlo Fans!

In alignment with The Rockwell’s upcoming spotlight exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, cultural partners across the region are joining in for a well-rounded investigation of the stories, art and themes surrounding the iconic artist Frida Kahlo.

Do not miss this exciting lineup of exhibitions and workshops.

frida kahlo crafts collage171 Cedar Arts Center
171 Cedar Street | Corning, NY

Kahlo inspired art workshops held October through January

Join 171 Cedar Arts Center in celebrating the life and work of Frida Kahlo! 171 is offering a series of four workshops from October 2022 to January 2023 with area artists Cynthia Cratsley, Filomena Jack, Christina Johnson and Amanda Warren. There will be workshops for kids and adults in a wide variety of media, including ceramics, painting, digital art and needle-felting. Learn more about Frida Kahlo as you are inspired to create colorful, fantastic works of art. Viva la Vida!


Alice O’Malley, Tabboo! as Hans Christina Jorgenson, 2008. Gelatin silver pein. Collection of Dr. Gerald C. Mead, Jr.

Arnot Art Museum
235 Lake Street | Elmira, NY

Construct: Expressions of Gender in Portraiture
On view: September 6, 2022 – January 21, 2023

Painted portraiture communicates social messages about a sitter’s status in society, their wealth, their worth and their place, and invites the exploration of the construct of gender. We see ourselves and others participating in and resisting gender every day. Do not miss this thought-provoking exhibition at the Arnot Art Museum, imploring important questions for today’s viewers–how do artists and subjects interact with the construct of gender? Are they telling an individual story or participating in a social narrative, and where do these two ideas overlap? If gender is a construct, what is absolute identity, if anything?

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Strawberry Rhubarb, Gayle Petri

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
79 W. Market Street | Corning, NY

The Self Portrait Show
On view: September 2 – October 14

The selfie has taken on a ubiquitous and larger-than-life presence in today’s digital landscape.  However, the self-portrait has long been a part of an artist’s introspective desire to explore and share themselves fully with the world. Nickolas Muray obsessively photographed Frida Kahlo, who herself was famous for her intriguing and surreal self-portraits, exploring aspects of personal experience and identity. In the spirit of these two artists, The ARTS Council called on artists to turn their brushes and lenses inward.

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Southeast Steuben County Libraryfrida kahlo journal and cricut cutter
300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Suite 101 | Corning, NY

Frida Kahlo Inspired Workshops

September 28 | Frida Kahlo Inspiration Journals

Design your own Frida Kahlo-inspired journal using the Creation Station Cricut cutter. Once your journal is complete, check out one of the four Rockwell Museum passes available at the library.

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October 17 | Crafting with Kimberly: Personalized Shadow Boxes

Frida Kahlo specialized in creating art representative of things that were close and familiar to her. She is famous for her honest self-portraits. Join us in creating una caja de sombra de la casa personal (a personal house shadow box). Bring photos of yourself, pets, family members or be creative and paint a self-portrait. We’ll provide the rest of the materials–cigar box, paint, mod podge, printed flowers, plants, and animals, as well as magazines to take images from. Then, paint and decoupage to your heart’s content!

Registration opens soon!

painting of frida kahlo, muted mint green and black portrait

Edd Tokarz Harnas, Frida Kahlo

West End Gallery
12 W. Market Street | Corning, NY

Breaking Bounds
On view: September 24, 2022 – January 22, 2023

West End Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition, Breaking Bounds, a special showcasing in the Upstairs Gallery. The exhibit celebrates artists’ portrayals of their subjects breaking bounds by forging new paths, overcoming adversity, and depicting those triumphs through a collection of portraiture and figurative paintings.

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Thank you to our many community partners!

The Rockwell Museum embraces intentional and holistic collaborations that strengthen the work of the Museum, enhance experiences and expand the possibilities for community impact.

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