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Galleries Changing!

We are currently working on changing over our exhibition galleries to bring you new and exciting exhibits. During this process, our permanent exhibition galleries and our regional art galleries are open for all of our visitors to be enjoyed. You might even get the chance to see our curatorial team at work in our changing exhibit gallery! Our two newest exhibitions, Mingling the Waters: 200 Years on the Erie Canal and ‘Truth is the Only Safe Ground to Stand Upon’ will open on Saturday, June 24.

Welcome to the Arkell!

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 founder and first president of the Beech-Nut Packing Company built the original Canajoharie Gallery in 1927, for the people of Canajoharie, and the collection has grown and expanded from there. 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 to the Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery 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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