An official Path Through History Site! While the Rockwell Museum first gained a reputation for its exceptional collection of Western and Native American Art, it became upstate New York’s only Smithsonian Affiliate because of its tireless efforts to explore and convey the American Experience through fine art. Ten galleries focus on topics like cowboys, visions of the west, buffalo, and Native Americans with paintings, sculptures, and more. In addition to the museum’s extraordinary permanent collection, there are two or three rotating exhibits each year designed to examine the people, land, and ideas that shape the US through the eyes of American artists, offering visitors the sort of world-class art not typically found in a town of only 11,000 people. Located in the historic City Hall building, The Rockwell has been woven into the rich history that makes Corning such a special small town and is part of the regional Points of Inspiration driving trails exploring scenic sites, historic architecture, and geocaching opportunities through the Finger Lakes.