The Rockwell Museum, the only Smithsonian Affiliate in Upstate New York, 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's intimate collection tells the story of the American experience through fine art. Housed within the Old City Hall building of Corning just steps from Historic Market Street, this diverse collection includes a mix of nineteenth-century American paintings, bronzes, and Native American artifacts as well as twentieth-century modernists, illustration art, and contemporary photography.
Featured galleries represent the works of famed American illustrators, The Hudson River School, the Taos Society of Artists, masterworks of Remington and Russell, and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) art and artifacts.
Kids and teens (17 and under) are always free! Art Hunts, I-Spy games, and the hands-on Family Exploration Studio make a visit to The Rockwell your destination for authentic, unplugged play.
Corning visitors will notice murals scattered throughout the alleyways of downtown – these works of art are created by Corning-Painted Post High School Learning Center students in partnership with The Rockwell Museum. Inspired by art found in The Rockwell Museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions, students have designed and painted these wonderful public artworks.
Parking is free to visitors of The Rockwell - the parking lot is located directly behind the museum. The Rockwell is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Upgrade to a Combination Ticket for The Rockwell and neighboring Corning Museum of Glass to save 20%.