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The Rockwell Museum

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Address: 111 Cedar St, Corning, NY 14830-2632
Phone Number:
+1 607-937-5386
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Art about the american experience -- the people, land and ideas that shape...

Art about the american experience -- the people, land and ideas that shape America through the eyes of American artists. Connect and reflect on the story of America through the eyes of American artists.

The diverse collection of original American masterpieces includes a mix of contemporary Native American art alongside traditional bronze sculptures, landscape paintings and other works that embody America and the migration west.

Kids and teens 17 and under are always free to The Rockwell -- specialized Art Hunts and our Family Exploration Studio make our museum the perfect destination for all ages.

The Rockwell is named for our founding collectors, Bob and Hertha Rockwell, local business owners who amassed an incredible collection of American art and artifacts.

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Western Art at an Angle

The Rockwell Museum of Western Art is a rare find. Interesting, well-curated small exhibits in a comfortable space. This museum does not just present pieces of art, but places... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rockwell Museum of Western Art is a rare find. Interesting, well-curated small exhibits in a comfortable space. This museum does not just present pieces of art, but places them in historic, social, and political context. This is our 3rd visit to this museum over as many years, and we always learn something new.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a holiday on which admission was unexpectedly free!? There are three floors in the museum, but only the top floor has any substantive art, and a collection of early firearms. Took about an hour and a half to view all of the collections. Most of the art is early American, Native American and Western frontier related. The 2nd... More 

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Horseheads, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a very nice collection of western art in Corning - a bit surprising but here it is! The museum has a very beautiful layout and also occasionally has events on the upper balcony. The gift shop is great! The visiting exhibits are worth going to if you live in town. They offer a neighbor discount and kids are... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had passed the museum a number of times always saying that we should really check it out sometime. Well' sometime finally arrived and we went yesterday! So well put together, and really nice collections. The number of interactive activities was great too! I highly recommend it. We can't wait to go again when the current exhibit installation is up... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Love cowboys, you will love this, great collection of western memorabilia and western art. Many art forms featured from paintings to sculpture

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Guelph, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I discovered the Rockwell Museum of American Art three years ago and have returned there 3 times. It now feels like an old friend. It is a small museum with a wonderful collection of paintings of 19th century/early 20th American scenes. I now know these paintings and notice details that I had missed on previous visits. I will go back... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The Rockwell Museum houses works of art including paintings and sculptures of earlier America. There is a large collection of Native American art. The museum is in the center of Corning's Gaffer District.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Stumbled on this by chance,, Housed in an old beautiful building, which once was City Hall, This is a lovely collection of American history via Natives, and the Southwest

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Bradford, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We are members, bring all our visitors. Many programs throughout the year. Beautiful old building. There is a section for children's activities also.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a great little museum with an interesting mix of "American" art (American Indian pieces as well as other American-born artists. There is a ‘western’ theme to a lot of the pieces, but there were also newer pieces and temporary exhibits. When I was there they had a couple of Warhols (Teddy Roosevelt, John Wayne, Marylyn Moneo, and Annie... More 

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