Collections

The Rockwell Museum tells the story of the American experience through fine art.

Housed within the Old City Hall building of Corning, this diverse collection includes a mix of nineteenth-century American paintings, historic bronzes, and Indian artifacts as well as twentieth-century modernists, illustration art, contemporary photography, and historic firearms. Featured galleries represent the works of Andy Warhol, the Taos Society of Artists, and masterworks of Remington and Russell.  

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Signature Pieces from our Collection

John James Audubon

Lynx Rufus. Guldenstaed. (Common American Wild Cat), 1842, hand-colored lithograph on paper. 97.37.11 F

Albert Bierstadt

Mount Whitney, circa 1877, oil on canvas. Rockwell Foundation Purchase. 78.14 F.

Elizabeth H. Remington

The Two Kings: Corn and Cotton, 1876, oil on canvas. Clara S. Peck Fund. 2015.2.

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Thomas Moran

Green River, 1877. Oil on canvas. Clara S. Peck bequest. 83.46.14

N.C. Wyeth

I shall never forget the sight. It was like a great green sea, 1918. Oil on canvas. Clara S. Peck Fund purchase. 94.9.

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Walter Ufer

Walter Ufer, Along the Rio Grande, 1920, Oil on canvas. Gift of Robert F. Rockwell, Jr. 78.70 F.

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William Howard Shuster

Abiquiu, circa 1940, woodblock print on paper. Clara S. Peck Fund Purchase. 97.28.1 F

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Alexandre Hogue

Study for Soil and Subsoil, 1946, Casein on paper.

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Fritz Scholder

Yakima Indian with Shadow. 1976, acrylic on canvas. 2008.2.

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Emil James Bisstram

Emil James Bisstram

Indian Ceremonial, 1959, acrylic lacquer on board. Museum Purchase with Funds Donated by Steven and Karol Wight and the Clara S. Peck Fund. 2015.14

Acquisitions

We continue to enhance the permanent collections by adding judiciously through donations of or purchase of art objects. The Museum continues to honor and build upon art collections related to the North American West and the cultures of American Indians. By expanding the collections, the Museum adds significance and value while increasing public understanding of art about America.

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Our Art On the Road

The Rockwell Museum welcomes requests from educational institutions to borrow objects from the permanent collection. Further, the Museum lends because it borrows; lending is part of a process of active exhibition renewal. In accordance with the educational component of its mission, the Museum lends only for educational purposes and when it can be assured that the objects will be displayed in a manner consistent with its own purposes.

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Rights and Reproductions

Reproductions of materials from the collections of The Rockwell Museum are provided under license agreement for purposes as indicated in writing by the user and agreed upon by the Museum. Conditions governing their use are specified on a contractual agreement generated by the Museum that is to be signed both by the user and a representative of the Museum.  

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Museum Library

The Museum Library is a special non-circulating library developed to broadly inform staff, volunteers, and visitors about the artists within the collection of The Rockwell Museum. The library is available to visitors by appointment. Please contact us if you would like more information about our library, or to reserve time for extensive research. The Library can be reached through the Office of the Curator and by calling the Museum at 607.937.5386.

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