More than a museum – The Rockwell is a unique community center where people enjoy, connect, and reflect on the essence of the American experience, character and values through the eyes of American artists. The Rockwell Museum is the only Smithsonian Affiliate in Upstate New York. Housed in the beautifully restored 19th- century Historic Old City Hall in Corning, New York, The Rockwell lays at the heart of the greater Finger Lakes fine arts community.
The Rockwell Museum tells the story of the American experience through fine art. The diverse collection includes a mix of nineteenth-century American paintings, historic bronzes, and Indian artifacts as well as twentieth-century modernists, illustration art, and contemporary photography. Featured galleries represent the works of Andy Warhol, the Taos Society of Artists, and masterworks of Remington and Russell. Temporary exhibitions featured 2-3 times per year allow you to visit again and again. The Rockwell is named for its founding collectors, Bob and Hertha Rockwell, local business owners who amassed an incredible collection of American art and artifacts.
The Rockwell’s Family Exploration Studio and gallery activities make it the perfect destination for art lovers of all ages seeking authentic, unplugged play. Kids/teens 17 and under are always free to The Rockwell.