Events Calendar
Event
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
Harvest Feast

Join us for Harvest Feast! Enjoy a bounty of food prepared by the Chefs’ Consortium, a group of New York chefs dedicated to promoting locally grown farm-fresh food. Chefs will be serving appetizers, salads, soups, main courses, and desserts from stations in our Great Hall. Beverages include local beer and sweet cider, sparkling water and wine. Learn more about the Chefs’ Consortium at their website.

The Museum galleries will be open for Harvest Feast! Stroll down to our American Art (“Night Watch”) Gallery to see work by Thomas Hart Benton, Gilbert Stuart, John Singer Sargent, and all seven of our Winslow Homer oil paintings. Enjoy our Masterworks and Masterworks on Paper exhibits, on display September 16 – December 30, where oil paintings by Edward Gay, Robert Henri, and George Bellows; watercolors by Winslow Homer, Reginald Marsh, and Edward Hopper; and pastels by Georgia O’Keeffe and Mary Cassatt and more will be on display. Our featured Harvest Feast painting, Still Life with Fruit by Luigi Lucioni, recently returned from conservation, will also be on display.

Seating is limited! Purchase Harvest Feast tickets in advance at the Museum, over the phone (518-673-2314, ext. 105), or online from our home page.

Art Talk
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:30am
Grown Up Gallery Chat - James McNeil Whistler

Are you a new parent, grandparent, or caregiver looking for conversations with other adults? Join us on the second Friday of each month with babe-in-arms for a guided gallery chat through our exhibits!

The Grown-Up Gallery Chat is included free with admission to the Arkell Museum. Admission is free for museum members, $9.00 for adults, and $6.50 for students and seniors. A family membership, covering one year, is $85.00.

This program is best for adults accompanied by children two years old or younger, and children must be carried or in a stroller. For more information, please contact Curator of Education & Public Engagement Jenna Peterson Riley at jriley@arkellmuseum.org or (518) 674-2314 x 113.

2017 Dates:
August 11 - Christine Heller
September 8 - Gilbert Stuart
October 13 - James McNeil Whistler
November 10 - Winslow Homer
December 8 - Mary Cassatt

Event
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
The Airlift Mission

David Siegenthaler, author of six books, will discuss his book, "The Airlift Mission: A Human Interest Story Blended with History of the U.S. Air Force Airlift Mission." Siegenthaler will focus on the evolution of the United States Air Force Airlift Mission, whose role it was to transport personnel and cargo into combat zones beginning as early as World War I. He will also discuss his own personal service as a flying crew chief on the Douglas C-47 from 1954-1958. Copies of his book are available for purchase in the Arkell Museum gift shop.

This is a free program, and donations are always appreciated. The Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library are located at 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie with off-street parking. For more information, please contact Curator of Education & Public Engagement Jenna Peterson Riley at jriley@arkellmuseum.org or (518) 673-2314.

Art Talk
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:30am
Grown Up Gallery Chat - Winslow Homer

Are you a new parent, grandparent, or caregiver looking for conversations with other adults? Join us on the second Friday of each month with babe-in-arms for a guided gallery chat through our exhibits!

The Grown-Up Gallery Chat is included free with admission to the Arkell Museum. Admission is free for museum members, $9.00 for adults, and $6.50 for students and seniors. A family membership, covering one year, is $85.00.

This program is best for adults accompanied by children two years old or younger, and children must be carried or in a stroller. For more information, please contact Curator of Education & Public Engagement Jenna Peterson Riley at jriley@arkellmuseum.org or (518) 674-2314 x 113.

2017 Dates:
August 11 - Christine Heller
September 8 - Gilbert Stuart
October 13 - James McNeil Whistler
November 10 - Winslow Homer
December 8 - Mary Cassatt

Concert
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
Home Voices: The American Civil War Experience through Words & Music

"Soldier mortals would not survive if they were not blessed with the gift of imagination and the pictures of hope," wrote Confederate Private Henry Graves in the trenches outside Petersburg, Virginia. "The second angel of mercy is the night dream.”

Wanda Burch, historian & writer and John Kenosian, singer/songwriter, received a Saratoga Arts Community Arts individual artist grant for the presentation of performances of HOME VOICES in Montgomery County. We have the privilege of bringing them to the Arkell Museum for their fifth concert of the season at 7:00 pm on November 10th. Admission is free, and donations are always welcome.

Joining Wanda and John will be Gisella Montanez-Case, lead singer with the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers. The program will present excerpts from original letters to and from the Civil War soldier’s loved ones, accompanied by original words and music by John Kenosian. The letters are based on a new book by Wanda Burch: The Home Voices Speak Louder than the Drums: Dreams and the Imagination in Civil War Letters and Memoirs [McFarland Publishers, summer 2017]. Wanda will be available to sign her book before the program when doors open at 6:30.

Providing fresh perspective on the human side of the Civil War, this book explores the dreams and imaginings of those who fought it, as recorded in their letters, journals, and memoirs. Sometimes published as poems or songs or printed in newspapers, these rarely acknowledged writings reflect the personalities and experiences of their authors. Some expressions of fear, pain, loss, homesickness, and disappointment are related with grim fatalism, some with glimpses of humor.

Audience participation is encouraged on additional traditional songs from the period.

For further information about the event, please contact:
Jenna Peterson Riley, Curator of Education & Public Engagement
phone: 518-673-2314
email: jriley@arkellmuseum.org

For information about the book or the music, please contact:
Wanda Burch
cell: 518-281-4937
home: ronwan@capital.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wanda.burch.1

Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Individual Artist Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislators

Copies of the book will be available in the gift shop in advance of the event and the day of. To purchase a copy online, visit the following websites: The Home Voices Speak Louder than the Drums: Dreams and the Imagination in Civil War Letters and Memoirs [McFarland Publishers http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-1-4766-6558-0 ].
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Home-Voices-Speak-Louder-Drums/dp/1476665583The Home Voices Speak Louder than the Drums: Dreams and the Imagination in Civil War Letters and Memoirs [McFarland Publishers http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-1-4766-6558-0 ].
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Home-Voices-Speak-Louder-Drums/dp/1476665583

Event
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
Veterans Day - Sunday, November 11

First marked in November of 1919 to mark the end of WWI, Veterans Day honors those who have served our nation. All past service members of the United States military, and those who currently serve our veterans, such as those who work at VA Hospitals, train companion animals, or work in veteran service organizations, are welcome for free at the Arkell Museum and will receive 50% off admission for their entire party. For more information, contact Curator of Education & Public Engagement Jenna Peterson Riley at jriley@arkellmusem.org or call (518) 673 2314 x 113.

Hours -
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Regular Admission -
Members: Free
Adults: $9.00
Students and Senior Citizens: $6.50
Children ages 11 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

El Capitan, c. 1872-74
Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902)
Oil on paper mounted on linen

Museum & Library Event
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Holiday Art & Craft Fair

Join us for a celebration of handcrafted and homemade wares at the Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library’s 2017 Holiday Art & Craft Fair. This year, our fair will take place on Saturday, November 18 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We are excited to bring this wonderful event back for another year and look forward to showcasing the talent of our local artisans. We will also be sponsoring a basket raffle to support the “Haven for Hope”, which provides transitional housing for women in need.

This year our Holiday Art & Craft Fair will feature artisan craft vendors, the Library’s used book sale, the Palatine Literary Society luncheon to benefit their award to a graduating senior, a bake sale by our local Girl Scouts, free family activities, and a children’s toy and winter clothing drive to benefit the Salvation Army Toys for Tots program. The Arkell Museum will also be open for visitors at a discounted $5.00 admission with two wonderful new exhibitions, Masterworks and Masterworks on Paper featuring highlights from our collection.

Admission to the Holiday Art & Craft Fair will be free, and admission to the Arkell Museum will be discounted to $5.00. For more information, contact Curator of Education & Public Engagement, Jenna Peterson Riley at jriley@mvls.info or 518-673-2314.

If you are interested in becoming selling your handcrafted or homemade art and craft wares, please visit our Holiday Art & Crafts Fair page. Applications are due by October 27.

Art Talk
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 10:30am
Grown Up Gallery Chat - Mary Cassatt

Are you a new parent, grandparent, or caregiver looking for conversations with other adults? Join us on the second Friday of each month with babe-in-arms for a guided gallery chat through our exhibits!

The Grown-Up Gallery Chat is included free with admission to the Arkell Museum. Admission is free for museum members, $9.00 for adults, and $6.50 for students and seniors. A family membership, covering one year, is $85.00.

This program is best for adults accompanied by children two years old or younger, and children must be carried or in a stroller. For more information, please contact Curator of Education & Public Engagement Jenna Peterson Riley at jriley@arkellmuseum.org or (518) 674-2314 x 113.

2017 Dates:
August 11 - Christine Heller
September 8 - Gilbert Stuart
October 13 - James McNeil Whistler
November 10 - Winslow Homer
December 8 - Mary Cassatt

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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