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Alley Art Project: 40th Anniversary Mural Ribbon Cutting

  • Dates: September 30, 2016
  • Times: 17:15
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
  • Rockwell Museum
    Location: Capn' Morgan's Restaurant
    36 Bridge Street
    Corning, NY 14830
  • Phone: (607) 937-5386

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Join us in celebrating a very special Alley Art Project mural – inspired by and designed with help from artist Virgil Ortiz. For over a decade, Rockwell Museum educators have been partnering with the High School Learning Center of the Corning-Painted Post Area School district to create stunning student-designed and painted murals that use The Rockwell’s own fine-art collection as inspiration. Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo), Ancient Elder/Pueblo Revolt 1680 – 2180 (front view), 2012, Clay, 20 x 7.5 x 2. in. Rockwell Museum Purchase by Silver Dollar Society. 2014.6.1. The Rockwell Museum. All summer, HSLC have studied Ortiz’s Ancient Elder sculpture on view at The Rockwell , a work developed as part of Ortiz’s futuristic revolution story taking place in 2180 that restores sacred lands to the Pueblo peoples. Inspired by this work, students created their own “super power” characters who are meant to help bring about important changes needed in society such as equality for all peoples. A final drawing is being created by Mr. Ortiz, incorporating elements of the students’ work that will become this year’s Alley Art Mural. Under Ortiz’s guidance, the mural drawing will be painted by the HSLC students September 27 – 30, 2016.

Alley Art Project: 40th Anniversary Mural Ribbon Cutting
  • Capn' Morgan's Restaurant
  • 36 Bridge Street
  • Corning, NY 14830
  • September 30, 2016 to September 30, 2016
  • Free and open to the public


Rockwell Museum

111 Cedar Street
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 937-5386
Come experience our collection of art about America that tells the story of the American experience! The diverse collection includes a mix of contemporary Native American art with traditional bronze sculptures, landscape paintings and other works that embody America. There are many reasons why you should bring your family to experience The Rockwell. We offer guided tours that you can book as a group, or you are welcome to explore the Museum on your own. Open daily, The Rockwell welcomes the young and the young-at-heart to explore Art About America. From Art Hunts to our NEW Family Exploration Studio, the museum is designed to make art accessible to kids, and inspire an appreciation for art at a young age. Kids love our activities, and parents become gallery experts to guide their families through the story of art throughout America. Young museum-goers will adore the opportunity to explore on their own. Housed in the beautifully restored 19th century Old City Hall building Historic Old City Hall in Corning, New York, The Rockwell lays at the heart of the greater Finger Lakes fine arts community. Kids and teens 17 and under are always free and enjoy the complimentary shuttle from The Corning Museum of Glass.