John Lewis Awtt Portrait

AWTT at the Rockwell Museum

Maja Kazazic Awtt Portrait Rockwell Museum
AWTT portrait of war survivor and activist Maja Kazazic

The Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York is hosting an exhibit of Robert Shetterly’s AWTT paintings July 1 through October 8, 2023. An affiliate of the Smithsonian, “the Rockwell is a unique community center where people enjoy, connect, and reflect on the essence of the American spirit, character and values through the eyes of American artists.”

According to the museum, “[t]his exhibition is curated and generously supported by The Rockwell Museum’s Board of Trustees. Each Trustee selected a portrait of someone whose life and work resonates with them. Alongside each painting, you can find the Truth Teller’s biography and a label by our Board of Trustees describing their selection. If you’re interested in learning more about these notable American citizens, scan the QR codes to see additional information on Shetterly’s website.”

John Muir Awtt Portrait Rockwell Museum
AWTT portrait of naturalist John Muir

“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. When we are faced with making difficult decisions about questions of justice and morality, we can look to these truth-tellers as examples of selflessness and perseverance.”

Learn more at Rockwell Museum exhibit page


Jul 01 2023 - Oct 08 2023


Summer hours below. Fall hours: 9 am to 5 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm


Rockwell Museum
111 Cedar St., Corning, New York
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