Arkell Museum Memorial Garden

Ogden Pleissner

Watercolors and Oil Paintings from the Arkell Collection
February 15, 2014 - June 1, 2014

Ogden Minton Pleissner said that he could be called “a landscape painter, a painter of landscapes who also liked to hunt and fish.” He traveled out West, to Quebec, through New England and the...

Ogden Pleissner (1905-1983)
“Cold Day in January”
watercolor
Of Time and the Mohawk River

February 15, 2014 – June 1, 2014
The exhibition features painted, sketched and printed views of the Mohawk River and Erie Canal from the mid 18th through the 21st century....

S. George (active mid-1800s)
oil on canvas
About the Museum

Bartlett Arkell, the founder and first president of the Beech-Nut Packing Company built the original Canajoharie Gallery in 1927 based on galleries he had experienced in his travels to Europe. A museum designed by Ann Beha and DesignLAB Architects was added in 2007 to the existing Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery to provide inspiring new space for exhibitions and programs.

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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