Current Exhibitions
Masterworks & Masterworks on Paper

September 16 – December 30
Explore the rarely exhibited masterpieces of the Arkell Museum's collection, including works by Cassatt, Homer, O'Keeffe, Grandma Moses, Whistler, and more. These treasures will be divided between two galleries; one gallery will be devoted entirely to our more fragile works on paper and will include work by Hopper, Shinn, Marsh, and all fourteen of our Winslow Homer watercolors, exhibited in rotation.

Oil painting of a young blonde girl in a green dress with a blue bow in her hair
George Bellows (1882-1925)
"Anne," ca. 1922
War Log: The Lt. Eugene Vickary WWII Collection

May 25 - December 30
Canajoharie native Lieutenant Eugene Paul Vickary was a Navigator for the U.S. Army Air Force. His plane was shot down on October 1, 1943, and Vickary was taken prisoner of war. He was held in Stalag Luft III in Żagań from October 11, 1943 until January 27, 1945. He was then transferred to Stalag VII-A in Moosberg, and held there until the camp was liberated by American soldiers on April 29, 1945. "War Log" features his journal from his time as a captive, as well as a select number of his personal artifacts from his time serving our country.

This exhibition has been extended through December 30, 2017

Photo of WWII bomber squadron
The Walkway & Memorial Garden

Learn more about the early history of the Beech-Nut Packing Company and using fine art as advertising to the legacy and philanthropy of the Arkell Family. Then, step outside and enjoy the beauty of the Memorial Garden, designed by Bartlett Arkell and built in memory of his wife Louisanna Grigsby Arkell.

History exhibit with glass panels mounted on a stone wall
History and art exhibit with images, artifacts, and text on the wall
Garden and flowers with bronze statue against a modern white building
Arkell’s Inspiration: Art for the People

This exhibition features late 19th and early 20th-century American paintings purchased by Bartlett Arkell, the founder and first president of the Beech-Nut Packaging Company. Works including 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 are displayed in the original Canajoharie Gallery that opened to the public in 1929.

Formal art gallery with framed paintings hanging on the walls under a frosted glass ceiling
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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