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The Rockwell Museum

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Address: 111 Cedar St, Corning, NY 14830-2632
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+1 607-937-5386
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 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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We wanted to get away just overnight and no better place than Corning, NY. We love the Rockwell. It has amazing permanent exhibits of western and bronze art along with temporary... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to get away just overnight and no better place than Corning, NY. We love the Rockwell. It has amazing permanent exhibits of western and bronze art along with temporary exhibits which change regularly. The current one wasn't really our cup of tea, but that's what art is about. Very well curated, not huge, some interactive. All accessible. Just... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful western artwork including paintings and bronze statues, provided in the context of a fair amount of western history. There aren't many places to see pieces like this, particularly in a remote location like Corning. Add it to your list to complement your visit to the Corning Museum of Glass. in Contrast to CMOG, the Rockwell Museum is quiet, accessible... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...formerly the Corning Town Hall, it provides spacious galleries on the 2nd floor, with a charming terrace, and a reception area and very good shop on the ground floor. The collections - clearly presented, full of surprises - are well-lit, well-labeled and tell the story of Western art in depth. Thankfully Remington is reduced to a choice selection of his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

The Rockwell Museum of Western Art is a rare find. Interesting, well-curated small exhibits in a comfortable space. This museum does not just present pieces of art, but places them in historic, social, and political context. This is our 3rd visit to this museum over as many years, and we always learn something new.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Visited on a holiday on which admission was unexpectedly free!? There are three floors in the museum, but only the top floor has any substantive art, and a collection of early firearms. Took about an hour and a half to view all of the collections. Most of the art is early American, Native American and Western frontier related. The 2nd... More 

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Horseheads, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

This is a very nice collection of western art in Corning - a bit surprising but here it is! The museum has a very beautiful layout and also occasionally has events on the upper balcony. The gift shop is great! The visiting exhibits are worth going to if you live in town. They offer a neighbor discount and kids are... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We had passed the museum a number of times always saying that we should really check it out sometime. Well' sometime finally arrived and we went yesterday! So well put together, and really nice collections. The number of interactive activities was great too! I highly recommend it. We can't wait to go again when the current exhibit installation is up... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Love cowboys, you will love this, great collection of western memorabilia and western art. Many art forms featured from paintings to sculpture

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Guelph, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

I discovered the Rockwell Museum of American Art three years ago and have returned there 3 times. It now feels like an old friend. It is a small museum with a wonderful collection of paintings of 19th century/early 20th American scenes. I now know these paintings and notice details that I had missed on previous visits. I will go back... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

The Rockwell Museum houses works of art including paintings and sculptures of earlier America. There is a large collection of Native American art. The museum is in the center of Corning's Gaffer District.

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