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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.

NOW ON VIEW!
An American Visionary: Alexandre Hogue - Paintings and Works on Paper
September 28, 2013 - January 14, 2014

Alexandre Hogue painted the fierce geology of his native southwest with passion, precision, and prophesy. The Rockwell Museum of Western Art will feature more than sixty paintings and works on paper by this giant of American art. An edited version of the more comprehensive 2010 retrospective organized by the Art Museum of South Texas, the Rockwell exhibition hopes to elevate Hogue from the status of Regionalist artist to his rightful place as a major twentieth century American artist.

Several major periods of Hogue's art are featured, including early works from Taos and Texas in the 1920s, the iconic Dust Bowl period of the 1930s, the lesser known post-1945 works, including several nonobjective and calligraphic one-liner paintings, as well as a large selection from the bold, final Big Bend series of the 1970s and 1980s. These paintings take the viewer on a journey through Hogue's diverse70 year artistic career. 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.

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.

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.