Current Exhibitions
Mingling the Waters: 200 Years on the Erie Canal

June 24 - September 3
Paintings from the Arkell Museum marking the Bicentennial Anniversary of the Erie Canal

Oil painting of a mule standing in front of a white and brown building with an open front store showing goods for sale
"Grocery Store on the Erie Canal," by David Maitland Armstrong, 1881
‘Truth is the Only Safe Ground to Stand Upon’: Portraits of New York State Suffragists by Christine Heller

June 24 - September 3
Portraits of Suffragists by Christine Heller recognizing the Centennial Anniversary of New York State women achieving the Right to Vote

Drawn black and white portrait of a woman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton
"Elizabeth Cady Stanton," Christine Heller
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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