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The Rockwell Museum

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Address: 111 Cedar St, Corning, NY 14830-2632
Phone Number: +1 607-937-5386
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Great display of Western American art

Beautiful paintings and sculptures depicting the American western frontier (think cowboy era). Many of the paintings are not from that era but are recent creations. All are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kurt L
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Needham
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Needham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful paintings and sculptures depicting the American western frontier (think cowboy era). Many of the paintings are not from that era but are recent creations. All are amazing. Museum is relatively small so you can see it all without taking all day. You can get tickets with a combo pass to the Corning Glass Museum. They have a free shuttle... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very strong emphasis on American Art. Well worth spending a couple of hours browsing and learning. Very tough act to follow after the wonders at the glass museum, but try to spare the time. The hotels often include tickets to both the glass museum andthis museum.

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Thank robcurtross
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding collection,tickets are in tandem with Corning Glass museum,and includes free bus ride rd trip from Corning Mus..Western art is featured, well worth the visit

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I came here with three hours to spend, after two we were done and looking in the gift shop, which we spent 30 mins in. This museum is just the right size. Bathrooms are located on the 1st floor of the gallery, not the gift shop and are easily accessed. This had a nice collection of paintings,... More 

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Brunswick, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Occupying three floors of exhibition area, and a nice gift shop as you walk in, this museum will talk you back to early America through art and artifacts. The art comes here from several regional families, and depicts the American Way of Life Past. Beautiful art throughout the facility. Several exhibits of old weaponry adorn their respective walls and tables.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kind of boring, and not really to much fun or informative even for an old fart like me. But we were close and had the time, I should have spent more time at Watkins glen park.

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Thank KP G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for a family reunion and wanted to get some of the museums in..... Since we were local on the Avenue we decided to stop in It was a pleasant visit but nothing really to write home about Probably the best feature about the visit was the scavenger hunt for the kids It really got them thinking... More 

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Thank an-urban-redneck
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is not that large. The building itself is quite beautiful. However If you do not like Americana art this museum is not for you.

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Levittown, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my mom during our vacation. While the artwork was wonderful, we were done with the visit in less than 45 minutes.

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

Thanks for your visit, Darlene. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the collection! It's true - The Rockwell is an intimate museum, as we typically suggest an hour to an hour and a half to visit. Less than 15% of our collection is on view at a given time! We have a revolving where we offer two to... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum used to be called something like the Museum of American Western Art, but it changed its name as it decided to expand its collection beyond art celebrating the American West (which still represents the lion's share of the exhibition). You will find a couple of Remington bronze sculpture showing cowboys riding wild horses and despondent native Americans on... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for your visit! It's true that we are often confused with The Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts. The Rockwell here in Corning is named for our founding collectors - Bob and Hertha Rockwell. The core of our collection was gifted by Bob and Hertha Rockwell, local business owners who amassed an incredible collection of American art... More 

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