We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Rockwell Museum

111 Cedar Street, Corning, NY
+1 607-937-5386
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Corning
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: Visitors to The Rockwell experience Art About America -- the people, land and ideas that shape America through the eyes of American artists.
Write a Review

160 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    80
    62
    15
    3
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Rye, New York
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
52 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The Rockwell Museum is located in downtown Corning. It features an extensive collection of Western art. The paintings and sculptures depict various views of the American west, with an emphasis on Native Americans. There is also a very interesting firearms collection. The Rockwell can be seen on a combo ticket with the Corning Museum of Glass.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The Rockwell Museum was apparently once known as the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, as that is the name that appears on the front of the building (along with a bison head that appears to be bursting through the bricks). If the museum had continued to go by that full name, then some clueless people would be more apt to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Central New York State
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We spent a couple of hours at the Rockwell Museum today – what a treat! A special exhibit of pottery vessels, a Charlie Russell exhibit of amazing paintings, and the usual wonderful pieces in the Rockwell's permanent collection. It was a delightful time. The Rockwell is small enough that you can see and savor it all in an afternoon, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

A very small collection of Western themed paintings, pottery and sculpture. Combined with the Corning Museum of Glass but unless you're really into this subject matter not worth a stop on it's own in my opinion.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Holbrook, New York
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Had some time to kill & drove 20 miles to Corning, NY Didn't have enough time for the Glass Museum & the Rockwell museum. We went to the Rockwell Museum. Shuttle bus ( runs @ 15 mins.) takes you there. $8. pp admission for seniors. 3 floors or western artworks. Painting, sculptures, artifacts. Worth the price of admission.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cocoa, Florida
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Excellent staff. Friendly and helpful staff throughout the museum. Gift shop was also excellent. The galleries were interesting and informative graphics were available throughout.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Not a terribly extensive collection of antique and modern paintings, pottery, bronzes and other artefacts -- but a very good quality one. Some Remington and Dallin bronzes, a Charlie Russell room and some very impressive large canvases in a beautifully restored one-time city hall. Worth at least an hour to an hour and a half.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westchester, NY
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This museum contains the private collection of a couple who made their money through department stores in the region and features the art of the American West in the main. (No Norman Rockwell paintings, more's the pity!) I always admire early 20th century illustrations and there are many originals that were used to illustrate stories based on traditional cowboy and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This museum has a wonderful collection of Western Art and well worth a visit. Combine it with a joint ticket to the Corning Museum of Glass to save a little money.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

"Western" in the title refers to the American West and not, say, anything west of Persia but east of Oceana. It's a surprise to find such a collection in Corning, NY. It would be less of a surprise in, say, Tulsa OK. I guess the pride of the Museum is the huge Bierstadt painting of Mt. Whitney. It is indeed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Rockwell Museum also viewed

 
Corning, Finger Lakes
 

Been to The Rockwell Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing