Past Exhibitions

Here’s what’s been on view at The Rockwell in recent years (most recent listed first).




January 21 – June 25, 2023

Mothers are the figures in our lives who nurture, support, care for and love us. This selection of works from the permanent collection embraces the many definitions of mother figures and family, exploring how a community can fulfill needs, serve as surrogates and function as role models and teachers.


Devan Shimoyama: Untitled (For Tamir)

February 11 – May 14, 2023

Untitled (for Tamir) presents a somber moment of reality while still embodying the dreamlike, colorful and mystical visual language that has come to define Devan Shimoyama’s work. Based in Pittsburgh, Shimoyama received his MFA in Painting/Printmaking in 2014 and has exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. His typically grand-scale artworks explore beauty, humanity, queerness and Black identity. Glitzy and glamorous artworks often come from a place of “cathartic personal healing.”

untitled (for tamir)

Antigravity: Leaning into the Sun

March 18, 2022 – February 12, 2023

ANTIGRAVITY is an endeavor premiered in 2018 to create an annual opportunity for emerging artists. Artist Rachel Hellmann’s site-specific mural recognizes the power of the sun and our inherent need for warmth. It also recognizes our desire to be connected after a difficult year with many facing challenging social isolation. 


Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray

September 24, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray presents an intimate look at Frida Kahlo, Mexico’s most prolific and well-known female artist, through the lens of her long-time friend and lover, photographer Nickolas Muray.

Muray’s photographs bring to light Kahlo’s deep interest in her Mexican heritage, her life and the people significant to her with whom she shared a close friendship. Muray photographed Kahlo more than any of his other subjects, and these portraits became integral to the world’s understanding of who Frida Kahlo was as an individual behind her artwork.

This traveling exhibition has been organized through the Nickolas Muray Archives and is circulated by GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

This exhibition is made possible with support by Corning Incorporated Global Latino Organization.

Through the Lens

WPA Women Printmakers

January 22 – December 31, 2022 

The Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project was designed to help put American artists back to work during the Depression, marking a movement when many women and artists of color found an opportunity in the fine arts. See this series of woodblock prints by women artists of the 1930s, recently gifted to The Rockwell collection by Dr. Marianne Woods in memory of Kenneth Cooper.

Women Printmakers

Please Touch! The Art of Michael Naranjo

May 14 – October 30, 2022

Artworks on exhibit in museums are typically accompanied by signs that say, “Please do not touch.” Please Touch! The Art of Michael Naranjo invites visitors to experience remarkable bronze sculptures that are touchable – created by a Native American artist whose compelling life story will inspire reflection about art and artistic inspiration.

This exhibition is courtesy of Tia Collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Michael and Laura Naranjo.

Please Touch!

Wendy Red Star Apsáalooke: Children of the Large-Beaked Bird

June 18 – October 17, 2022 

Multimedia artist Wendy Red Star, a member of the Apsáalooke* (Crow) tribe, uses historic imagery and material culture as direct references for her own photographs and installations. Children of the Large-Beaked Bird provides an opportunity for children and adults to look at the history and identity of a people as told through their point of view. As the artist notes: “It is critical to preserve and pass along culture, heritage, and shared values while also providing future generations with a sense of identity, solidarity, and empowerment.”


Objects in Motion: Wendy Red Star’s Accession Series 

May 28 – September 5, 2022

Items once draped on horses, cars, or the arms and bodies of the Apsáalooke people are typically presented as static and sequestered under museum glass. Wendy Red Star reanimates these objects by visually contextualizing them within their original purpose. The resulting Accession series is a vibrant meeting of past and present. It honors the artistry of the original makers who crafted the objects, as well as the anonymous artists who catalogued them. The Apsáalooke pieces are brought back to life, confirming their place in living history and the powerful legacy of her own Nation within the larger context of contemporary American art.


Astonishing Brilliance: Art, Light and the Transformation of American Culture

February 19 – May 15, 2022

This traveling exhibition was organized by the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, New York.

For the majority of Americans living in the early 1800s the candle, fireplace and moon were the only lighting available at night. The workday ended when the sun set and plunged the world into darkness. At the end of the century, the introduction of artificial lighting was as profound as digital technology is today. Developments in artificial lighting affected how Americans perceived color, depth and brightness. Artists responded to innovations in lighting technology and the impact it had on life. Art helped Americans navigate the cultural transformation that artificial lighting sparked. This exhibition features paintings, works on paper and decorative objects from the Munson Williams Proctor Museum that explore three broad themes. Your journey begins in the dark, tracing the changing conception of night in the 19th century. Then, explore various lighting devices and the decorative objects designed to amplify their glow. Finally, see how landscape painting evolved from the realistic tradition of the Hudson River School, using natural light for dramatic effect, to the Impressionists, who painted light.

light transforms culture

Corning-Painted Post High School International Baccalaureate Student Exhibition

March 26 – May 1, 2022

In collaboration with Corning-Painted Post High School, The Rockwell Museum presents this special exhibition featuring seven students from the IB Visual Arts Diploma Programme. Under the direction of art teacher Sharron Holland, the following students are featured in the Special Projects Gallery and the Student Gallery located around the corner.

Student Exhibition

Agnes & The Arts: The Architectural Evolution of Old City Hall

January 15 – March 20, 2022

In 1972, Corning and many surrounding communities in Steuben County were devastated by catastrophic flooding caused by tropical storm Agnes. 50 years later, community centers around the region are presenting exhibitions and programs in honor of this traumatic natural disaster that marked an important crossroads in the city’s history. This exhibition explores the many transformations of our historic building, pre- and post-Agnes.

50 years after hurricane agnes

Antigravity: Elaine Ng

July 1, 2020 – February 2022

ANTIGRAVITY is an endeavor premiered in 2018 to create an annual opportunity for emerging artists. Elaine K. Ng is an artist whose work explores the physical and psychological structures of site. Her practice includes material investigations and explorations of pattern, as well as writing and research to examine the various aspects that contribute to our collective knowledge of place. 

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Elaine K. Ng: Fingerprints of Place – Taiwan

September 24 2021 – January 30, 2022

A fingerprint is a unique human identifier. When we touch something, we leave behind a trace of our presence – proof that we engaged with our surroundings.

In Fingerprints of Place – Taiwan, Elaine Ng explores the evidence of human engagement, considering how materials, patterns and landscapes reflect the identity of a place and its people. This exhibition evolved from research Ng did while in Taiwan as a Fulbright Grant recipient in 2017-2018. See a blend of works including photographs, construction remnants, found objects and new creations that function as three-dimensional “fingerprints” of Taiwan as seen from Ng’s perspective.


AIDS’ Dark Terrain: Woodblock Prints of Robin Tichane

January 9, 2021 – January 2022

Utilizing the American landscape as both a metaphor and lens, AIDS’ Dark Terrain illustrates Robin Tichane’s spiritual and intellectual journey in the midst a global pandemic. This series of woodcut prints, created at the height of the AIDS pandemic, encapsulates Tichane’s experience and perspective as an HIV+ artist as well as his interest in Zen Buddhism, pilgrimage, color theory and Japanese printmaking techniques.


From The Shadows: Photography by Chris Walters

June 11 – December 31, 2021

Local photographer Chris Walters produced this exhibition as a contemporary response to FLX Kodachrome: National Geographic Photography of Nathan Benn. Walters is an award-winning photographer active in the regional arts community.

This exhibition is made possible with support from Ian Harrop and Lynette Estep.

Chris Walters

FLX KODACHROME: National Geographic Photographer Nathan Benn

May 29 – September 7, 2021

FLX KODACHROME features the work of Nathan Benn who photographed the Finger Lakes over the course of a year for National Geographic Magazine in 1975. Benn focused his lens on the heritage and industry of the region, capturing sweeping aerial landscapes of the Finger Lakes and surrounding small towns, as well as portraits of assembly line workers, glassblowers, winery pickers, auctioneers, parade spectators, scout troops and racing enthusiasts of the 70s.

This exhibition is made possible with support from Kathleen and Peter Schweizer.


What’s In Your World? Art Lab Takeover by Gwen Quigley and Tony Moretti

May 29 – September 6, 2021
Location: KIDS Rockwell Art Lab

Local artists Tony Moretti and Gwen Quigley, also known as Crow’s Nest Artists, take over the KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab this summer with What’s In Your World? Our family engagement space has been transformed into a celebration of our regional environment!

authentic, unplugged play

ROCKWELL FAVORITES: The Social Landscape of the American Experience

January 22 – May 31, 2021

The artists featured in this exhibition, all drawn from the permanent collection, embody a diversity of perspectives. They engage with their own environments, bringing unique life experiences to their artistic practice. Through a variety of media including prints, paintings and sculpture, this exhibition addresses the interaction of humans with the living world and each other.

the social landscape

Blistering Vision: Charles E. Burchfield’s Sublime American Landscapes

January 29 – May 9, 2021

Charles E. Burchfield (1893–1967) reverently captured the awe-filled grandeur of nature, along with the fierce, deceptive beauty of the industries that threatened it. See this series of watercolors, capturing the tension between progress and preservation, paired with their field studies and sketches. This exhibition was organized by the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY.


Martine Gutierrez Takeover

August 15, 2020 – January 10, 2021*

Martine Gutierrez (b. 1989 Berkeley, CA) produces elaborate narrative scenes that employ pop culture tropes in order to reveal identity as a social construct. Gutierrez has long been interested in creating works that explore the complexity, fluidity and nuances of both personal and collective identity, in terms of race, gender, class, indigeneity and culture.

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Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)
On Loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

July 1, 2020 – September 27, 2020

For over two decades, African American artist Kara Walker has been making work that weaves together imagery from the antebellum South, the brutality of slavery, and racist stereotypes. Best known for her use of the cut-paper silhouette, she transforms the genteel eighteenth-century portrait medium into stark, haunting tableaux. Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) is a series of fifteen prints based on the two-volume anthology published in 1866.

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Treasures of Haudenosaunee Beadwork

February 14 – August 5, 2020

Support for this exhibition was provided by James B. Flaws and Marcia D. Weber. Objects featured in this exhibition are on loan from the Dolores Elliott Collection of Binghamton, New York.

For centuries Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) women embellished clothing and personal objects with intricate designs inspired by the natural world and their world view. They used materials such as porcupine quills, moose hair, bone and shell beads. As early as 1492, European travelers introduced glass beads to the Americas where they quickly became popular trade items. These exotic beads spread through the trade routes of North America, and by the early 19th century traditional Haudenosaunee ornamentation had been enriched by glass beadwork.

treasure trove

Prints By Women: Selected European and American Works from the Georgia Museum of Art

January 31 – April 26, 2020

Organized by the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens

To kick off our year of Advancing Women, this exhibition includes 46 prints—woodcuts, lithographs, drypoints, etchings, screenprints and more—ranging from the 19th through the 21st centuries, each by a different European or American woman artist. “Prints by Women” uses works from the Georgia Museum of Art’s permanent collection to provide a visual chronicle of art by women.

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Showing Off: 19th Century Portraiture from the Arnot Art Museum

October 4, 2019 – February 2, 2020

Paintings were the primary mode of portraiture in the 19th century, as photography was still not yet widely available, and provided a vehicle through which to “show off.”  This selection of paintings on loan from the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, NY, features portraits of women and children. In the patriarchal society of 19th century America, women and children’s portraits reinforced the success of their male head of household. 

showing off

Crafting Identity: American Highlights from the Tia Collection

September 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020

The Arnot Art Museum and The Rockwell Museum present a  collaborative exhibition exploring the power of portraiture and the human form. At The Rockwell, explore American Highlights from Tia Collection – see artworks by many important and influential American artists including Alice Neel, Irving Penn, Robert Mapplethorpe, William Eggleston, Robert Henri, Jozef Bakos, Andy Warhol, Ruth Orkin, Cara Romero, Roy Lichtenstein and more. The Arnot Art Museum will feature international works, including highlights from Pablo Picasso, Fernando Botero, Ai WeiWei and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

crafting identity

Eye Contact: Contemporary Native American Photography from the Permanent Collection

January 25 – December 31, 2019

These contemporary works are curated from the permanent collection to help reinforce themes represented in the Native American Galleries. First Nations are not relegated to the past, but rather the past anchors and informs a thriving contemporary present.

eye contact

Andy Warhol’s Art Factory featuring the Marilyn Monroe Suite
On loan from The Swope Art Museum

May 24 – September 22, 2019

This summer at The Rockwell, experience the art and influence of pop artist Andy Warhol. See the large scale Marilyn Monroe Suite, a silkscreened can of Black Bean Soup, both on loan from the Swope Art Museum. Plus, explore more Warhol artworks on loan from local private collections. Become part of the Art Factory yourself with take-home projects and activities within the exhibition.

This exhibition is made possible by Laura Coleman and Tom Halgash, and Melissa Gambol.

art factory

Nancy Lamb: Through the Artist’s Lens

May 17 – September 8, 2019

Nancy Lamb (American, born 1956) is a sculptor and painter who blends aspects of whimsy, wit and sophistication to create snapshots of interpersonal intrigue. Her characters and scenarios, nameless and cryptic, depict our friends, our neighbors, our families and ourselves from the perspective of a voyeuristic, all-seeing eye.

This exhibition was made possible by James B. Flaws and Marcia D. Weber.

Framed: Step into Art™ | Created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum

May 25 – September 8, 2019  

This summer at the KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab, step inside the framework of famous paintings and experience art like never before. Children and adults can enjoy a robust noontime meal in Grant Wood’s Dinner for Threshers, climb into a tent and explore camping gear in John Singer Sargent’s Camp at Lake O’Hara and add “corn husks” to the flower tower in Diego Rivera’s Corn Festival.

This exhibition was made possible by local sponsors John G. Ullman & Associates Foundation, Inc., Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc., and Peter and Kathleen Schweizer, with thanks to our local media sponsor, Mountain Home Magazine.

step into art

Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits | On loan from the National Portrait Gallery

February 8 – May 5, 2019

During a career that spanned six decades, photographer Yousuf Karsh (1908–2002) created iconic portraits of many of the twentieth century’s most influential men and women—individuals who distinguished themselves in fields as diverse as business, medicine, entertainment, politics, and the arts.

This exhibition was organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. This exhibition was made possible in part by Creagent Marketing.


January 18 – May 19, 2019

In the spirit of such recognized art movements as Impressionism and Modernism, The Rockwell Museum introduces Favoritism. The newly-defined movement consists of staff favorites from the permanent collection, including oil paintings, etchings, photography and more, giving the opportunity to showcase unsung treasures from the diverse collection.

staff picks

Earth and Sky: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby

May 18 – September 4, 2018

Geology meets chemistry in this exhibition of abstract ceramic landscapes by artist and educator Wayne Higby. The exhibition explores the forms, techniques, and firing processes used throughout Higby’s career, including groundbreaking work in raku earthenware and porcelain.


Bare Bones Cafe: A Community-Sourced Museum Experience

April 27 – May 12, 2018

Giant tube looms, poetry readings, interactive modern dance collaborations, acoustic jam sessions and more – there’s something new and surprising each day at Bare Bones Café!

Perspectives of the American Experience: A National Exhibition of Women Artists

January 19 – April 22, 2018

The Rockwell is pleased to collaborate with American Women Artists for the 25 in 25 campaign, producing twenty-five museum shows over 25 years in honor of women in the visual arts. This competition showcases representational works by female artists in a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture.


The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African-American Art: Works on Paper

September 15, 2017 – December 31, 2017

See the works of more than fifty African-American artists from the late 1800s to the early years of this century. Drawn from one of the most esteemed private collections of works by African-American artists, this special exhibition features over ninety works by such luminaries as Elizabeth Catlett, William H. Johnson, and Charles White.

Kelley Collection

Print + Process

April 28, 2017 – February 2018

In this exhibition, we present important prints from the early 20th century and discuss the process by which they were made. The printmaking process is highly technical and therefore confusing to many of us.  The exhibit features a broad body of work that illustrates the various printmaking techniques that were popular during the Modernist period.

Masters of American Printmaking

Blanket Stories: Western Door, Salt Sacks and Three Sisters

May 5, 2017 – September 5, 2017

This summer at The Rockwell, explore the histories and memories tied to humble household objects – blankets – with Seneca native artist and proto-feminist Marie Watt. How can a simple blanket ignite conversations? What memories are held in the folds? How can fabric tie an individual to the community at large, or to a place and time?

blanket stories

Modernist Masters, Contemporary Icons: Highlights from the Old Jail Art Center
Highlights from the Old Jail Art Center: Including Featured works by John Marin, Grant Wood, and Andy Warhol

February 3, 2017 – April 23, 2017

Comprised of 33 modernist works of landscape, portraiture, nudes, modern life stills and wildlife, this exhibition celebrates the work of the most honored American art masters of our time. Work by American greats like Grant WoodAlexander Calder, and Thomas Hart Benton was presented for the first time at The Rockwell. Other artists, familiar to The Rockwell’s collection like Fritz ScholderJohn Marin and Andy Warhol, were also included – providing a new dialogue with The Rockwell’s own modernist watercolors, works on paper, and sculpture. 

Modernist Masters

40 for 40: Anniversary Highlights from the Permanent Collection
Curated by Celebrity Guest Artists Steven & William Ladd

September 24, 2016 – January 15, 2017

In celebration of The Rockwell Museum’s 40th anniversary, guest artists Steven Ladd and William Ladd were asked to curate an exhibition that reflects their American experience. The brothers mined The Rockwell Museum’s collection in order to create 40 visual stories. Each object has been installed in a unique grouping designed to alter its original meaning, encouraging us to view them in a new light. In 40 for 40, the artistic creation is the new context rather than the objects themselves.

the art of looking

American Masterworks of Howard Terpning: Highlights from the Eddie Basha Collection
Award-Winning Paintings by the Contemporary Master of Western Art

June 24 – September 11, 2016

This exhibition offers a rare opportunity for public audiences to view major paintings from one of the largest privately-held art collections in the United States.  Howard Terpning has achieved a rare status among contemporary painters of the American West and is recognized by collectors, aficionados of Western art, and his fellow artists as a true master.  His paintings reflect a knowledge and appreciation of the history, culture, and religion of the Northern Plains Indians. Terpning depicts elements of our collective American history but harnesses a contemporary style that brings them to life for a modern audience.

storytelling through art

Historic Photographs of Watkins Glen State Park

February 23 – December 31, 2016

In conjunction with the NPS centennial, we would like to recognize the local diversity of the American landscape preserved in the Finger Lakes Region. Exhibited here are historic images of Watkins Glen State Park, from its origins as a private retreat through its modern incarnation as a public state park. Like national parks, state parks champion conservation of natural resources on a local level.

private retreat to state park

Art of the Parks: Celebrating 100 Years of the National Park Service

February 19 – December 31, 2016

Art has been part of the history of national parks since the 1870s when Hudson River School painters captured majestic Western landscapes. Through their awe-inspiring works, the public came to see these special places in America for the first time. The works captured their imaginations, spurring them to preserve these lands for future generations.

centennial celebration

Richard Parrish: Aerial Perspectives of the American Landscape

February 12 – June 19, 2016

These glass, kiln-formed panels by contemporary artist Richard Parrish are the most recent creations in his “Mapping” series.  Informed by aerial photography, the panels provide a birds-eye view of the landscape.  Fields, rivers, and crop irrigation patterns are presented in an altered spatial context, while being preserved as recognizable components of the composition. 

vantage points

On Fire: the Nancy & Alan Cameros Collection of Southwestern Pottery

April 8, 2014 – April 1, 2016

The display features historic works by Maria Martinez and other famous matriarchs of pottery as well as works by some of the most talented Indian artists working in the southwest today. These are vessels born of Native earth, crafted in fire, and displayed for both their historic importance as well as their artistic beauty. Interactive touch screens allow visitors to learn more about the history, craftsmanship, and artistry of these vessels.

on fire!

The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict, Photographs by Pete McBride

August 14, 2015 – February 7, 2016

 This exhibition follows the length of the river’s epic 1,450 mile journey from its headwaters high in the Colorado Rockies to its dried-up delta touching the Sea of Cortez, illuminating the historical, geographical, and environmental significance of this life- giving river. In order to bring awareness to these issues in a unique way, Pete McBride shot many of the images from the air. As McBride explains, “The aerial perspective shows where we as humans have been, how we connect to the earth, and how nature relates to itself.”  

aerial perspectives

Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House Collection

April 10 – August 2, 2015

Recognizing the sesquicentennial of “Mr. Lincoln’s War”, this traveling exhibition presents a selection of historical facsimile photographs of Civil War sites and circumstances by photographers including George Barnard, Mathew Brady, and Alexander Gardner. The exhibition emphasizes rare items in the George Eastman House collection and explores how photography was used during this period to record the war, promote popular causes, and commemorate those who sacrificed their lives. Between the States was curated by Jamie Allen, Eastman House’s assistant curator of photographs.

Mr. Lincoln’s War

Touching on Water: Paintings by Thomas Paquette

January 23, 2015 – March 29, 2015

“Touching on Water” is a collection of over 60 of his paintings in oil and in gouache dating from 1992 through 2014, each composition brought to focus by some form of water, the almost-too-common-to-be-noticed element, be it a lake, rain, river, or snow. The omnipresence of water in a water-blessed land, coupled with our absolute dependence on it, often renders it invisible to conscious attention. Paquette’s paintings make it reappear to our eyes and minds, reminding us to pay attention to this most common but extraordinary element in our daily lives.

Touching on water

A Feeling of Humanity: Western Art from the Ken Ratner Collection

September 26, 2014 – January 11, 2015

The West has been a defining national symbol during much of America’s history. Although considered a region by Euro-Americans, the West was also a myth, a dream, an inspiration and a destination. As the title indicates, the major theme of the exhibition is “spirit of community.” Drawn from the collection of Ken Ratner, the art integrates a multitude of traditions: landscape, portraiture and character study, animal pictures, domestic and urban scenes and Native Americans.

spirit of community

Untouched by Chaos: Karl Bodmer and the American Wilderness

March 3, 2014 – March 8, 2015

Between 1833 and 1834, Maximilian, a German nobleman and self-trained naturalist, financed an expedition up the Missouri River, through a huge swath of the American West. Karl Bodmer, a young Swiss artist, accompanied Maximilian, creating some of the earliest images of the landscape, people, flora, and fauna of the trans-Mississippi West. The trip resulted in a massive, two volume publication, Travels into the Interior of North America, which featured more than 50 hand-colored engravings based on Bodmer’s original watercolors. This exhibition, drawn entirely from the Rockwell collection, will feature many of the most important engravings from these books.

american wilderness

Harmless Hunter: Charles M. Russell’s Wildlife Art

September 19, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Known as the “Cowboy Artist,” Russell nevertheless painted, drew, and sculpted various Western animals, among them the grizzly bear, the deer, and the buffalo, throughout his long and storied career. This exhibition will feature over 40 works of art featuring wildlife by Charles M. Russell and was organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art in collaboration with the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West, University of Oklahoma.

cowboy artist

Illustration and Imagination: W.H.D. Koerner’s Western Paintings

May 16, 2014 – September 7, 2014

A student of Howard Pyle and part of the fabled Brandywine School, W.H.D. Koerner created numerous memorable Western scenes for the Saturday Evening Post and other publications in the 1920s and 1930s. Drawn from the Koerner estate and the Rockwell collection, this exhibition features about 20 of Koerner’s original paintings and drawings, which were the basis for the Post illustrations. 

nostalgic yearning, inventive scenes

Sculptures of Abraham Anghik Ruben: The World of Man, Animals and Spirits

May 16, 2014- September 7, 2014

The art of Inuvialuit artist Abraham Anghik Ruben (b. 1951) portrays journeys of exploration, migration, and displacement through voyages across time and place, and into the spiritual realm. In these recent sculptures, Ruben contrasts the ancient lives of two northern peoples-Norse adventurers and Inuit (Inuvialuit) whale hunters-guiding us to a new perspective on the complex history of the North American Arctic, a history shaped by movement, contact, and change.

a personal interpretation



Photographs by Edward S. Curtis and Roland W. Reed: Selections from the Irene and Dr. Edward Grandt Gift
February 27, 2013 – February 6, 2014

Alexander Hogue: An American Visionary
September 27, 2013 – January 12, 2014


Comic Art Indigene, curated by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, NM
January 13 – May 29, 2012

Two Perspectives, Crossing Paths: Nancy Bush and James Fox
June 8 – October 14, 2012 

Enduring Legend, Fragile Myth: Cowboy Paintings by Jason Cytacki 
June 8 – October 14, 2012

Indian Art and Contemporary Identity
September 14, 2012 – January 5, 2013

National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West: Capturing 125 Years of Majesty, Spirit and Adventure
October 25, 2012 – September 15, 2013 

Treasures under the Tree: Selected Toys from the Collection of the Rockwell Museum
November 25 – December 31, 2012


Clyde Aspevig Field Studies
September 2010 – February 2013

Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians
January 22 – October 23, 2011 

Face to Face: Portraiture and the American West
January 21 – May 5, 2011

Wild West: Beauty of the Beast
June 25, 2011 – January 2, 2012

Pottery from The Nancy and Alan Cameros Collection of Southwest Pottery
June 2011 – March 2014

Collector’s Legacy
October 28, 2011 – January 2, 2012



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