American Art and Mohawk Valley History, waiting for you to come and explore!
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.
Current Special Exhibitions: June 24 - September 3
"Mingling the Waters: 200 Years on the Erie Canal"
Paintings from the Arkell Museum marking the Bicentennial Anniversary of the Erie Canal
"'Truth is the Only Safe Ground to Stand Upon': Portraits of New York State Suffragists by Christine Heller"
Portraits of Suffragists by Christine Heller recognizing the Centennial Anniversary of New York State women achieving the Right to Vote
Upcoming Special Exhibitions: September 16 – December 30
"Masterworks" and "Masterworks on Paper"
Explore the rarely exhibited masterpieces of the Arkell Museum's collection, including works by Cassatt, Homer, O'Keefe, 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.
The Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery was founded in 1914. The gallery was added to the library in 1928, The name Arkell Museum at Canajoharie came into use when the new building opened in 2007.