The Rockwell Blog: Updates From Our Staff

Introducing 2021 Theme: Environments Examined

For better or worse, 2021 has finally arrived, and The Rockwell is introducing its annual theme – Environments Examined. Today, Brian Lee Whisenhunt, executive director, explains what this means for the Museum, and for our members and visitors. What inspired the theme? The Rockwell Museum collection contains numerous works related to the landscape, from Albert […]

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Introducing 2020 Alley Art Project Mural Design

We’re excited to unveil the design for the 12th Alley Art Project mural, created in collaboration with students of the High School Learning Center (HSLC). The 2020 design was conceived and developed under the direction of Amy Ruza, youth and family programs educator, alongside artists Tori Burdick and Gigi Alvaré, former Rockwell director of education.  […]

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Art Inspired Writing Challenge: Winners Announced!

Two high school students rocked their creative skills and submitted two fabulous fictional stories with illustrations inspired by artwork in The Rockwell collection. Their original stories are imaginative, inventive and transform how we think about our personal connections to art objects in museums. Art and arts environments can provide an expressive outlet for understanding and […]

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What Families Will Find this Summer at The Rockwell

Greetings from the Education Team at The Rockwell Museum! As the Director of Education, it is my pleasure to share the exciting offerings we have created for families to enjoy over the summer months. It’s thrilling to have the Museum open again to the community after so many months, and we also understand that it […]

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Corning-Painted Post High School International Baccalaureate Virtual Student Exhibition

In collaboration with the Corning-Painted Post High School, The Rockwell Museum presents this special virtual exhibition featuring two students from the International Baccalaureate (IB) Visual Arts Diploma Programme. Under the direction of art teacher Sharron Holland, Standard-Level student, Gargie Deore and Higher-Level student, Lydia Robinson are featured in this digital presentation of their artwork. It […]

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Social Media Challenge: Film to Frame

This year, the Rockwell Teen Council had the opportunity to interpret art, connect with peers in a positive and inspiring environment, and plan an event for area teens. Teen Night was originally scheduled to take place on Friday, May 8th, and include interactive activities, allowing our friends to engage with art. However, due to COVID-19, […]

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Black Lives Matter: A Message from the Executive Director

The Rockwell Museum is far from a moment when we can comfortably say our galleries, collection, interpretation and staff represent and reflect all of the people who walk through our doors—and there is no way we can pretend otherwise. In the past few years, we have worked to bring difficult and challenging conversations about race, […]

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Art From Home: Creating, Creativity, Creative Play

You might have seen The Rockwell and other museums around the U.S. launching “Museum from Home” resources in the past couple of weeks, designed to help supplement your distance learning school activities and keep your students engaged and entertained. We know you’re probably balancing your home turning into the office, school, gym and playground and […]

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Introducing Teen Take by the Rockwell Teen Council

The Rockwell Museum presents the TEEN TAKE on four works of art in the Museum collection created by the newly formed Rockwell Teen Council which is made of about a dozen local high school teens. This project reveals new youthful and diverse personal perspectives to complement the curatorial labels in the Museum galleries. Intended to […]

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Member Appreciation Month 2020

Like you, The Rockwell team feels gratitude for everyone on the front lines; for the friends, family and colleagues that we’re privileged to know and care about; for the businesses and organizations we love that are helping us maintain a semblance of old routines or navigate new ones; and for the resilience of our neighborhoods […]

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