Rockwell Museum of Western Art
Travel without big expense and hassle -- it's the best kind of vacation! At the Rockwell Museum of Western Art in Corning, New York, such "travel" can include maneuvering through time as well as space! Art can be both the vehicle and the tour guide for such "time-capsule" travel, transporting visitors to far-away places and long-ago times. Looking through artists' eyes, anyone can spend a day on the plains, get to know the customs and culture of a Native American tribe or discover the hardships of a cowboy's life. The Rockwell Museum of Western Art offers these special "vacations" just down the road in Finger Lakes Wine Country. This summer is the perfect time to explore its treasures.
The National Geographic Exhibit | October 27, 2012 - September 15, 2013
The romance - and reality - of the American West in real-time will be on display as National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West opens simultaneously in 10 national venues, including the Rockwell Museum of Western Art in Corning, New York. The show presents for the first time in one exhibition an unprecedented collection of iconic images of the West created by 83 National Geographic photographers over a span of some 125 years and including such well-known names as William Henry Jackson and Ansel Adams. Learn more.
The American West Experience
The Rockwell Museum of Western Art is an ‘unexpected immersion into the American West experience’ from the moment you enter. The Museum is nationally recognized for its one-of-a-kind collection of Western and Native American art. Famous western masterworks from favorites like Charlie Russell and Frederic Remington and contemporary new looks of the West round-out three full floors art through the eyes of over 200 artists.
Now on View!
Two extraordinary summer exhibitions are planned to greet thousands of local and out-of-town guests through the warm summer months at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art. Opening June 8 and running through October 14, two exhibitions will represent ‘a first’ in exceptional ways.
Nancy Bush and James Fox: Two Perspectives, Crossing Paths and Enduring Legend, Fragile myth: Cowboy Paintings by Jason Cytacki
The Nancy Bush and James Fox collaboration marks the first time two living artists, a painter and a photographer, have planned a joint exhibition for a major gallery and for museum presentation. And the cowboy paintings by Jason Cytacki will be on view for the first time ever in a major museum exhibition. Lucky for visitors to Rockwell Museum of Western Art, this summer marks an unprecedented exhibition schedule offering a contemporary new look of the Great American West by three prolific artists. Learn more.
Just for Families
Interested in a family activity that is out of the ordinary, enriching and fun? What about taking a backpacking trip through the West? Through the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, that is. Kids & teens are FREE (19 &under) and don’t forget about the ArtPacks just for kids. The Artpacks – backpacks filled with interesting information, creative activities, puzzles and games – are a young trailblazer’s guide to the Museum. They approach the Museum’s collection through four of the most enduring and appealing subjects of Western art: cowboys, Native Americans, wilderness and horse! Best of all, they’re fun, and yes parents, educational too. The "Kids & Teens Free (19 & under)" promotion goes hand-in-hand with Kids & Teens Free at The Corning Museum of Glass. Learn more.
Upcoming at the Rockwell
National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West, a collection of iconic Western images gathered by National Geographic over a span of some 125 years, will open in 10 museums across the U.S. on October 27, 2012 – including the Rockwell Museum of Western Art.
National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West represents the first time a photography exhibition of this magnitude has opened at so many U.S. venues simultaneously. The exhibition presents a powerful and nuanced portrait of the West over more than a century, and it’s exciting that the medium of photography allows multiple openings across the country for greater impact in sharing the combined vision of such an important group of photographers. Learn more.
Shop at the Museum Trading Post!
The Trading Post at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art offers unique and authentic Western and Native American related products. You will find music, jewelry, pottery, books, stationery, accessories and more. The Trading Post boasts the finest collection of Native American made silver and turquoise jewelry anywhere. The Trading Post Shop is open every day, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and open until 8 p.m. all summer long. There is no admission fee to shop. Learn more.
Plan Your Visit - Visit Two Museums & Save
Purchase a combination ticket for the Rockwell Museum of Western Art & The Corning Museum of Glass. The Rockwell is a short 5-minute shuttle bus ride away! The pass is valid for the whole day, and you may enter and exit both museums as you please. A free shuttle runs between the two museums and Historic Market Street in downtown Corning every 15 minutes. Combination Passes purchased online must be picked up at The Corning Museum of Glass Admissions Lobby before visiting the Rockwell Museum of Western Art. Both Museums are open every day, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and open until 8:00 p.m. all summer long. Of course, Kids & Teens (19 & under) are always free at both Museums. AAA Members receive a special discounted rate by showing a member pass. Learn more.