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See you in March!

The Arkell Museum is closed January & February to install new exhibits, but don't worry! The Canajoharie Library is still open its regular hours, and we will still have great programs and workshops happening, so be sure to visit our Events Calendar. The Museum will reopen on March 10 with two great new exhibits, and we can't wait to see you then!

The Arkell Museum closed January & February. We will see you in march!
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The Arkell Museum at Canajoharie and the Canajoharie Library promote and celebrate the understanding and enjoyment of the arts and humanities in Canajoharie, the Mohawk Valley, and beyond. The Arkell Museum collects, preserves, researches and presents American Art and Mohawk Valley History, and promotes active participation in art and history related activities, to enhance knowledge, appreciation and personal exploration by all.

"Arkell's Inspiration: Art for the People"
About the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie

Bartlett Arkell, the first president of the Beech-Nut Packing Company founded the Canajoharie Library for the people of the village of Canajoharie. When it opened, gracing its walls were a dozen paintings from Arkell's personal collection, including Robert Henri. The paintings were so well received that in 1927, Arkell broke ground on our original museum building, and we became what was then known as the Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery. Today, we are known as the Arkell Museum, and we are proud to continue the tradition of sharing art with the Canajoharie community and beyond.

The American painting collection includes seven oil paintings by Winslow Homer, all currently on display, and significant paintings by many distinguished artists including; Thomas Benton, William M. Chase, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, Albert Bierstadt, and Gilbert Stuart. Permanent and changing exhibitions also feature selections from the museum’s Mohawk Valley History collection as well as the Beech-Nut archives of early twentieth-century advertising material. A major addition was completed in 2007 through the generosity of the Arkell Hall Foundation.

Exhibitions are supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Arkell Museum entrance
Photo by Jonathan Hillyer
The mission of the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie and the Canajoharie Library is to promote and celebrate the understanding and enjoyment of the arts and humanities in Canajoharie, the Mohawk Valley, and beyond. The Arkell Museum collects, preserves, researches and presents American Art and Mohawk Valley History, and promotes active participation in art and history related activities, to enhance knowledge, appreciation and personal exploration by all.

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