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“A Day Out.”

The Rockwell Museum
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Corning
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A Day Out.”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

This is great museum. I enjoyed walking through it. It would be a great trip for school students of any age.

Visited August 2012
Thank christine j
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Sydney, Australia
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169 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Interesting Art Museum of Western Art”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We purchased a combined ticket for the Corning Museum of Glass and The Rockwell Museum of Western Art. This is a small but interesting museum with some iconic examples of America's west. There were paintings, some sculpture, Indian beadwork, some pottery and while we were there a photographic exhibition from National Geographic. The collection is small but there is an interesting cross section of art showing the west. The shuttle bus from the car park to The Corning Museum also stops here making the Corning experience easy.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank weaver555
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Pittsford, New York
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2013

An very extensive collection of various art work.Well worth the visit. The shuttle bus makes it very easy to go from one museum to another

Visited April 2013
Thank Joan F
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63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A true gem--Excellent small museum on one subject”
Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

What a delightful surprise! I have passed this museum on other visits to Corning, but this was the first time I had ever entered it. There was an Open House (free admission) due to Glassfest this past weekend. It is a carefully curated permanent exhibit on the single topic of art of the American West, covering cowboys, Indians, buffalo, horses, and the landscape of the American West. The building is impeccably painted and decorated in such a way as to complement the art being displayed, and the collection is carefully grouped and spaced out throughout the rooms in such a way to allow you to contemplate and appreciate each piece. This is a striking contrast to the sometimes overwhelming magnitude of the quantity of glass on display at the nearby Corning Museum of Glass. This collection can easily be seen in its entirety in one visit, and children over the age of seven should be able to stick with it long enough for you to see it all. If you are in Corning for more than half a day, purchase a combo ticket to see both the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum, and save a few dollars.

Visited May 2013
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Claremont, New Hampshire
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549 reviews
254 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Made me miss the West”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

As somebody who grew up out West, this museum's display of Western art made me long to go back. Even though it is small, the pieces of art are stunning. This is a very inexpensive way to make a quick trip out West!

Visited May 2013
Thank dnumme
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