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The Rockwell Museum

111 Cedar Street, Corning, NY
+1 607-937-5386
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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.
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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.

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Westchester, NY
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20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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

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Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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.

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New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

At first we thought it was a Norman Rockwell museum and were disappointed but the art in this museum is amazing and the sculptures are incredible. Very worth your time.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I actually visited here many years ago while waiting for the corning museum to thin out a bit. It ended up being the highlight of our visit and I am sure it is even better these days. I am a retired professional artist and former homeschooling mother of four children all born at home with a midwife. No life experience,... More

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West Linn, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We hesitated about visiting this museum of western art, because we live in the West. We did visit, and we were not disappointed. This is a small museum, and very well curated. There are Remingtons, and also contemporary pieces that we really enjoyed. There were two special exhibits when we visited, one a collection of pots from the Southwest, and... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a very small museum, Some of the pieces were interesting, but not the style of art I am interested in. If you like Indian Art and Cowboy Art. you would probably enjoy this museum.

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Beach Lake, PA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I love seeing the Remington paintings and sculpture. The rest is gravy. The Inuit sculpture was a pleasant surprise. I'll be back next time I'm in Corning.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Bought the combo ticket for this and the Corning Glass Museum. It is worth seeing with this combo but it is very lackluster. Not a whole lot but what is there is nice.

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