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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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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Well worth visiting when in Corning

A lovely surprise in addition to the Glass Museum. American Western Art (not a Norman Rockwell museum, although there is a piece by him in the collection). Why here? Because... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A lovely surprise in addition to the Glass Museum. American Western Art (not a Norman Rockwell museum, although there is a piece by him in the collection). Why here? Because the benefactor collected it. A lovely building - rebuilt by Corning for the town after the 1972 flood), and eclectic collection.

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Webster, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Rockwell has a great collection of old and new western art. It is small enough for someone who isn't too into art and comprehensive enough for someone who is into art. There is also a small room for children to explore art. We really enjoyed this museum/gallery between the CMOG and the Gaffer district right around the corner.

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Rockwell has a great collection of American art and also small traveling exhibits. The third floor has the main collection of artwork, statues, and a small arms collection. The second floor focuses on 20th century artists, traveling exhibits, and kids programs. Plan to spend 1 to 3 hours depending on how much detail you wish to absorb. There is... More 

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Rockwell Museum is pretty nice and there are some interesting pieces. I wouldn't say there's that many items that are really extraordinary or spectacular though. The Civil War section was interesting to me as a history scholar. I was expecting to see a little bit more to see. There's a section you can look outside on a deck, but... More 

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Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I love finding excellent small town museums, often funded by wealthy collectors with good taste. This is well worth a trip and can be paired with a ticket to the glass museum. Excellent collection of Taos artists and more detailed commentary on the art than in most museums (including when it is historically inaccurate). Activities for kids too.

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Springville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The museum was very interesting. My husband LOVES anything related to Native Americans or Western pieces, and he was very excited to see all of it. I normally have to drag him to anything with art. It really was enjoyable. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This museum is worth stopping by, and a good value. We bought combo tickes with the Corning Glass Museum. The focus is on the Western United States and the move westward. There are very nice displays and collections of artwork, photographs, guns, statues, and stories of American Indians, and United States expansion.

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Excellent quality artwork, even if you are not into the predominantly western USA theme. Good gift store.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We added this museum to our combined ticket at the Corning Glass Museum (see review), and made this our last stop of the day. It is a modest sized art museum with a great collection of Western American and Native America art housed on 3 floors. Paintings and sculpture are worth a look. Several photos are displayed from the "unclaimed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I was not sure how this museum was going to be with young children but I was really shocked on how much the 5 & 8 year old were so entertained. They provided a scavenger hunt for the kids and it made them look at the paintings a little longer. They loved it we were actually there for about 4... More 

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