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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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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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ft erie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled on this by chance,, Housed in an old beautiful building, which once was City Hall, This is a lovely collection of American history via Natives, and the Southwest

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Bradford, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are members, bring all our visitors. Many programs throughout the year. Beautiful old building. There is a section for children's activities also.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great little museum with an interesting mix of "American" art (American Indian pieces as well as other American-born artists. There is a ‘western’ theme to a lot of the pieces, but there were also newer pieces and temporary exhibits. When I was there they had a couple of Warhols (Teddy Roosevelt, John Wayne, Marylyn Moneo, and Annie... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Corning offers a lovely setting of retro small town buildings and features. The Rockwell Museum is representative of the town's value of tradition, with displays of art that captures US history.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a very small museum of American art. Most of the art work seemed to be focused on the 1800s - native Americans, the frontier. The museum is very small and it won't take a long time to go through. 1/2 hour if you just browse, maybe an hour to 90 minutes is you really read all the descriptions... More 

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Bath, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Always worth a visit for families, couples, teenagers, and tourists. The rotating exhibits are excellent, but the primary collections are a significant representation of American and American Indian history. The art is exceptional, there are hands on activities for kids, and the museum is a true friend to the local community, hosting activities, providing educational opportunities, and brilliant events (example:... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I thought i would see alot of Norman Rockwell pieces but instead i saw lots of western art. It was beautiful! Lots of paintings depicting western scenery....really enjoyed this museum!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is the finest collection of Western art photos, paintings, and sculpture anywhere. I live in Arizona and am familiar with Western art. It is housed in an old school and the pieces are displayed well. The staff are very helpful. The museum also has a hand-on learning room for supervised children.

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A pleasant surprise in this lovely historic town. The American art on exhibit is a great reminder of the West and Native Americans and their history. The staff was very warm and friendly.

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