|The buffalo bursting out of the museum is named|
Artemus (for "art is a must"), and is the museum's mascot
|If the woman in the wagon was scared to death at the sight of the prairie, I surely had cause|
to be afraid; but I was not. I was uplifted, 1921, N.C. Wyeth, oil on canvas.
The museum founder, Robert F. Rockwell, Jr., moved to Corning in 1933 to run his grandfather's department store; he purchased his first Western painting in 1959.
|The Buffalo Hunt, 1947, William Robinson Leigh, oil on canvas.|
|Dinah, 2017, Lauren Tilden, oil on panel.|
|Demons, Xochopilli 'The Flower Prince,' page 91 from Indigenous Woman|
Magazine, 2018, Martine Gutierrez, c-print mounted on sintra, handpainted artist frame.
In November 1975, the museum opened. The diverse collection includes a mix of nineteenth-century American paintings, historic bronzes, Native American objects, 20th century modernists, illustration art and contemporary photography.
|A Mix Up, 1910, Charles M Russell, oil on canvas.|
|Sun River War Party, 1903, Charles M Russell, oil on canvas.|
|The West, 1913, Charles M Russell, oil on canvas.|
As you park in the parking lot behind the museum, you'll notice some murals. In 2010, the "Alley Art Project" was launched with the mural painting, "The Tree of Life." The Rockwell Education Department partners with the Corning-Painted Post School District High School Learning Center to create student-designed and painted murals that use The Rockwell's art collection as inspiration.
|Maine Landscape, late 20th century, Barbara Cleary, oil on canvas.|
|Marilyn, 2014, Roger Shimomura, lithograph on paper.|
Getting there: 111 Cedar St, Corning, NY
Hours: open every day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the fall, winter and spring. Memorial Day through Labor Day, hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Museum is closed January 1, Thanksgiving Day, December 24 and 25.
|Annie Oakley, 1986, Andy Warhol, silkscreen on paper.|
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