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The Rockwell Museum

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Address: 111 Cedar Street, Corning, NY 14830
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

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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Cute thing to do on a rainy day

After visiting the Glass Museum, walk down to the town and visit the Rockwell Museum. You can see everything in this museum in less than an hour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Renee M
Jersey City, New Jersey
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the Glass Museum, walk down to the town and visit the Rockwell Museum. You can see everything in this museum in less than an hour.

Thank Renee M
Paris, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Rockwell is a nicely curated museum. The specific period (I'll call the 'old west') is well represented and presented in a professional manner. There appeared to be a few activity areas set up for children too. The gift shop represents the collection well. You will want to work from the third floor down. Not a huge museum, I would give... More 

Thank St_Belmont
North Rose, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

It was a very nice museum to visit. We took with us 3 children, ages 7, 12, & 17. I was glad that it was enjoyable for all of us. They had a game for the younger kids where they had to find the items pictured on a sheet. They got a prize for locating all of them. There was... More 

Thank Kerdbvk
Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

A great museum of America's West. Sculpture, paintings, photography and much more, all dealing with our country's past. Cowboys, animals, etc. all depicted In a great historic setting. Activities for the kids. Great staff and lovely gift shop. If you are going to Corning for the glass, don't miss this !

Thank Debra J
Guelph, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This museum is a jewel: great art displayed in a lovely 19th century restored building. The museum is not crowded and has a lovely feel of another century. The American art displayed is 19th-20th century realistic painting: western scenery and people in their daily lives. There are also displays of pottery but my taste has not yet shifted to enable... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

While in Corning, we visited the Rockwell Museum, you can buy tickets to this museum along with the Glass Museum. I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did. Not realy Norman Rockwell, but various artists showing the "old west" in paintings, artwork, etc. Fascinating. Artwork was amazing.

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Corning NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

If you love western art you will love the Rockwell. This month's showing of aerials of the Colorado river are amazing.

Thank ekg14830
Valley Township
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Don't miss this little museum when you go to Corning NY or the Corning Glass Center. Fabulous American West and American Indian art and artifacts. Wonderful gift shop is a bonus. Just a block from the hotels and shopping and dining venues.

Thank I2750VMkens
Dallas, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Many nice art pieces. We visited here on a combo deal with the Museum of Glass. Allow yourself 1 1/2 to 2 hours to see all exhibits.

Thank nepadc
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

if you have free tickets - you can stop in to see the revolving exhibition. the permanent collection is ok.

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

Hi Julie, I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to The Rockwell. It's true that our museum is relatively small - less than 15% of our collection is on view at a given time! As you mentioned, we have a revolving where we offer two to three different exhibits per year; we also change the art... More 

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