Arkell Museum Memorial Garden

A View from the Shore: Winslow Homer's Impressions of the Coast

June 6, 2014 - August 24, 2014

This exhibition organized by the Syracuse University Art Gallereis highlights Homer’s fascination with coastal and nautical scenes as an illustrator and special correspondent for the American pictorial press. The images include early illustrations for periodicals including Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper and Harper’s...

Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
Flirting on the Seashore and on the Meadow, 1874
Courtesy of the Syracuse University Art Collection
George Inness: The Arkell Collection

June 6, 2014 - November 15, 2014

The exhibition features five landscapes from the permanent collection painted by George Inness between 1860 and 1882. These stunning works of art reveal the artist’s diverse painting methods and approaches during the middle of his career—from detailed depictions of nature to gestural brushwork...

George Inness (1825-1894)
The Rainbow, 1878
Oil on canvas
About the Museum

Bartlett Arkell, the founder and first president of the Beech-Nut Packing Company built the original Canajoharie Gallery in 1927 based on galleries he had experienced in his travels to Europe. A museum designed by Ann Beha and DesignLAB Architects was added in 2007 to the existing Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery to provide inspiring new space for exhibitions and programs.

Almost all of the paintings in the permanent collection were purchased by Bartlett Arkell for the people of Canajoharie. The American painting collection includes 21 works by Winslow Homer, and significant paintings by many distinguished artists, including George Inness, William M. Chase, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Henri, and other members of The Eight. 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.

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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