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Arkell Museum

2 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie, NY 13317-1138
+1 518-673-2314
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Beautiful artwork and information about the area

This is a must see when in the area. The artwork is beautiful, they took great care to display all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pat L
A lovely, small museum!

Went here to see a specific exhibition two years ago and consider it a gem! Check their website... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2018
elizabethv417
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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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  • Average5%
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  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie, NY 13317-1138
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see when in the area. The artwork is beautiful, they took great care to display all of the pieces in settings easy for people to mingle and enjoy. We also enjoyed the history of the Arkell family. It was donated by...More

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CuratorofEducation, Public Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Pat, thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We hope you will stop by and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Went here to see a specific exhibition two years ago and consider it a gem! Check their website for ongoing exhibits...

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

What a wonderful surprise to find a fabulous art gallery right around the corner in an unassuming small town. The Arkell Museum has art from Homer, Wyeth, Georgia O'Keefe, a copy of Rembrant's Night Watch and so much more. The interesting history about the Beech...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Totally did not expect this oasis of high culture in a small town in the hills far from major urban areas. Very fine collection; not too large; perfect for small children who might be overwhelmed by larger museums in big cities. Only wish that the...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Small collection, beautifully presented in several galleries, gathered by the Askell family (who ran Beech-Nut in Canajoharie). Huge emphasis on American 20th century with a nice group of Ashcan School painters.Well worth the visit if you are in the area. Have lunch at Jim's Irish...More

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CuratorofEducation, Guest Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit, and had a chance to see some of our Ashcan artists out on display in our "Masterworks" exhibit. We hope you will stop back...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were staying at Cooperstown and wanted to explore the surrounding area. Saw an ad for the Arkell Museum in a tourist book and we decided to go. Upon arriving, we did not have high expectations but that soon changed as soon as we walked...More

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CuratorofEducation, Public Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

We are so glad that you stopped in and that you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully, you will have the chance to stop in and see us soon, we have recently opened our newest exhibits, "Masterworks" and "Masterworks on Paper," which will be up through the...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Thank heavens, sometimes, for FB. A friend posted about her visit here, so it got added to our Erie Canal itinerary. The Arkell money came from the Beech-Nut Company, whose 1905 factory looms over it just a few blocks away. There is a lot of...More

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CuratorofEducation, Guest Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you for your review! We are so glad your friend shared about her visit and brought you to us, and hope you will continue to spread the word. And actually, we did want to let you know that the lights in our galleries stay...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The Arkell Museum is a unexpected treasure that is located in a town that has, like many in that region, seen better days. Small and intimate with expertly curated exhibits, and a first rate permanent collection, the Arkell is well worth the drive. The Erie...More

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CuratorofEducation, Guest Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you very much for taking a moment to write a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, especially our exhibit "Mingling the Waters: 200 Years on the Erie Canal." We hope you will come back after September 16 to...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

visited there on Saturday and loved all the history of the Erie Canal, the Beechnut factory plus world class art

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CuratorofEducation, Public Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Nancy, Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your our exhibits, and hope you will be back to see us again soon! Best, Jenna Peterson Riley Curator of Education & Public Engagement

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Stopped here recently to view the Erie Canal exhibit for the bicentennial of the canal. Although I enjoyed the exhibit which gives a good grounding in life along and on the canal through the ages the museum itself doesn't present an inviting welcome to visitors....More

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CuratorofEducation, Public Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write; we always appreciate hearing from our visitors. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our Erie Canal exhibit. We have received great feedback about it, as well as our exhibit featuring Christine Heller's suffragist...More

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