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.
The Museum is open March - December
Current Special 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.
War Log: The Lt. Eugene Vickary WWII Collection
May 25 - November 12
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 will be on display through Veterans Day, 2017
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.
Exhibitions and collections featuring American art, Mohawk Valley history, and the Beech-Nut packing company. Special events, public and family programs, lectures, field trips, and concerts are scheduled throughout the year, often in conjunction with the Canajoharie Library.