We visited the Rockwell Museum of Western Art in historic downtown Corning, WOW, what a wonderful and amazing exhibit, while there were four floor, two were dedicated to the permanent exhibits of the museum's works of art. The other two were dedicate to exhibits that change. To say we were blown away by this museum (as most of you know we love Western / Southwest Indian Art) is an understatement. The broad breath of the art was outstanding and words are hard to come up with to tell you how impresses we were. We saw a painting by Charlie Dye, a Western Artist from Sedona Arizona. My father (Mike) did some work for Charlie and I as privileged to have met him. I was allowed to watch him paint, what a wonderful discovery to find a piece of his artwork during our tour. A room dedicated to Fredrick Remington and Charles M. Russell, what a great room, so well done. The furniture and artwork was so well melted together.
The Rockwell Museum houses the largest and finest collection of western art in the eastern United States. The collection contains masterworks by the great nineteenth and early twentieth-century painters and sculptors, including Remington, Russell, Bierstadt, Couse, Dallin, Moran, Catlin, Miller, and many more, most collected by Robert and Hertha Rockwell, for whom the museum is named. In 2000, the museum initiated a deliberate effort to bring perspective to this collection by the acquisition of recent works by Native American and other emerging western artists, as well as some additional older works. New acquisitions include works by Andy Warhol, Kay WalkingStick, Clyde Aspevig, Deborah Butterfield, and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. Today, the museum boasts a collection of American western art that is among the finest in the United States
We toured Historic downtown Corning, a wonderfully quaint town, we at a local pub that has excellent Mico-Brews.
We went back to the Corning Museum of Glass to visit the gallery housing the Frederick Carder Gallery which features an extensive collection of glass designed by Frederick Carder (1863–1963), a gifted English designer who managed Steuben Glass Works from its founding in 1903 until 1932.