Arkell Museum

2 Erie Boulevard
Canajoharie, NY 13317

518-673-2314

Mission:

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.

About us:

The new Arkell Museum of Art will open in September, 2007 with innovative exhibitions and programs. Museum visitors are invited back to Canajoharie to view the new museum building and their favorite paintings by Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, Thomas Eakins, Maurice Prendergast and Charles Demuth. Mohawk Valley history and Beech-Nut advertising will be featured in changing and permanent exhibitions presenting unique insights on the region and the museum's collections.

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.

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