Our collection is more than a sampling of traditional American artists – the pieces housed within our Museum walls convey the story of the American experience. A diverse and unique display, the artwork prompts us to think critically and challenge our conceptions of the great American West and the people who live there.
Our collections and rotating exhibits serve great purpose in the community. These works of art are functional teaching pieces – they present some of our best opportunities to connect with our audiences, young and old.
The diverse collection includes a mix of contemporary Native American art with traditional bronze sculptures, landscape paintings and other works that embody America. Founded on a collection by Robert and Hertha Rockwell, the collection today includes some of the best works of the great American artists including Albert Bierstadt, Andy Warhol, Thomas Moran, Alfred Jacob Miller, and especially significant paintings and bronzes by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell.
We also feature the work of emerging Native American artists including Tammy Garcia, Christin McHorse and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, which provides visitors with a distinctive perspective about the art and cultures of Native people.
Our collections and rotating exhibits serve great purpose in the community. These works of art are functional teaching pieces – they present some of our best opportunities to connect with our audiences, young and old. Our exhibitions rotate throughout the year to allow you to visit again and again.
This program season at The Rockwell brings a series of exhibitions and special programs centered on the ever-changing and complex American experience. As the only conduit to Smithsonian resources in Upstate NY, we are excited to not only bring you nationally relevant topics to a local stage, but just as thrilled to present nationally renowned experts from the Smithsonian network.Reserve Your Seat