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The Rockwell Museum

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Address: 111 Cedar Street, Corning, NY
Phone Number: +1 607-937-5386
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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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Great museum of the Southwest

First And foremost, this is not Norman's Museum. It is a local collector from Corning NY. Great statuary, paintings and pottery. The Albert Bierstadt painting on the third floor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

First And foremost, this is not Norman's Museum. It is a local collector from Corning NY. Great statuary, paintings and pottery. The Albert Bierstadt painting on the third floor is worth the price of admission alone. Great collection. Great repurposing of the old city hall. Buy the two Museum pass to also go to the Corning Museum of Glass.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Loved going here with my family. Plan an hour or two. Especially like the different events they host, like when they bring in outside artists and performers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Museum collection was in flux when I visited and not a single Rockwell painting was seen! overall it was disappointing, but the art we did see was Amazing! However we had gone cause we wanted to see some Norman Rockwell, which it did not do for use.

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wrosev, Public Relations Manager at The Rockwell Museum, responded to this review

Hi Andrew -- I'm so sorry to hear that you were disappointed. We are commonly misconceived as a Norman Rockwell Museum because of our name. Our museum is named for our founding collectors, Bob and Hertha Rockwell. They were business owners (locals will remember the old Rockwell Department Store on Market Street) -- they amassed an incredible collection of American... More 

Corning, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The Rockwell Museum is a wonderful attraction with high quality exhibits at a very reasonable price. A must if you like western and Native American Art. They also had a spectacular exhibit of Civil War Photos that brought the war to life. The docents/volunteers were very friendly and helpful. When I visit the area, this will be a place I... More 

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Oswego, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Beautiful paintings of the southwest: cowboys, Indians, western scenery, vintage guns, pottery, and metal statues are on permanent display. A temporary display of Civil War photographs was awesome. We spent about an hour here and we were glad we did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I've chaparoned teens and children through the Rockwell. There is an ingenious scavenger hunt provided which keeps young people interested as they are surrounded by art and sculpture. The beauty of the West and of Native American spirit ennobles. There is a play room for fun with dressing up. A great time for all.

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Nice additional site when visiting Corning. Close to Glass Museum with combo discount. Small museum with beautiful pieces. Special exhibits add to diversity of permanent collection. Friendly staff and nice gift shop.

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Furlong PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This museum of Western art is derived from the collection of the local Rockwell family. It would be impressive in Denver or Dallas and it is a surprising find in the East. They have Remington bronzes and even a Bierstadt painting. We were here to see the current exhibits of Civil War photographs and contemporary Southwest pottery. Always something new.... More 

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Fairport
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This museum is ok for the beginner museum buff! I think it is an over priced tourist trapp at best!They think they are Civil War experts,but that's ok.

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wrosev, Public Relations Manager at The Rockwell Museum, responded to this review

Hi Herbert -- I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your visit, and you found admission overpriced. Admission fees allow us to continue our mission-based work for the community, including special arts education outreach projects and free family programming throughout the year. Thank you for your visit and for supporting The Rockwell. More 

Worthington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We have always followed native American art and wanted to visit this small but important museum in Corning NY. We were not disappointed. There are several important pieces that you can first review at their website, including works by Remmington. There are also several well done paintings by artists that I am not familiar with and was allowed to take... More 

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Additional Information about The Rockwell Museum

Address: Address: 111 Cedar Street, Corning, NY
Phone Number: +1 607-937-5386
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Corning
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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