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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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