The Snows of Canajoharie; photo by Phil Scalia

Photography in the Regional Art Galleries

Start date: March 3, 2023
End date: April 30, 2023
All-day event
Location: 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY 13317
Organizer: The Arkell Museum
Email address: info@arkellmuseum.org
Phone: (518) 673-2314
Arkell Museum Exhibits

Three Solo Shows • Friday, March 3 - April 30

Frame of Mind by Robert Coppola
The Snows of Canajoharie by Phil Scalia
Steeples Along the Mohawk and Schoharie by Todd Boebel

Three photographers who were juried into the Art of New York: Annual Juried Art Show 2022 exhibit their work, each offering a different perspective on the New York State scene.

Todd Boebel - Steeples along the Mohawk and Schoharie

“What happens to an old church once its doors are closed?” Using black & white views of discreet church exteriors, Boebel traces the development of church architecture in the region through the nineteenth century while shedding light on its Protestant past and present. There are examples of churches abandoned, churches that have taken on diminished roles or have been repurposed, and others that remain open and reflect the simplicity of rural believers. 

Robert Coppola - Frame of Mind

Robert Coppola’s urban upbringing is reflected in his approach to photography; “My landscapes are nostalgic. Photographed in multiple locations, the urban landscapes depict the present reimagined. The rural landscapes betray my awe of the natural beauty of open spaces where farms dot the landscape.”

Phil Scalia - The Snows of Canajoharie

Phil Scalia’s photographs celebrate the raw intensity, danger, and sparse beauty of the rural landscape in winter. “I like to go out in the worst weather, it gives an edge to the shooting. It's scary, it's addictive. A mistake can kill you. I spend as much time gear-tweaking clothing and snow tires as photo gear.” 

Admission to the Regional Art Galleries is free. Museum admission is free for members and children under 11; $9 adults, $6.50 seniors & students. The Museum, Regional Art Galleries, and Library are open Tues - Fri, 10 am-5 pm, Sat & Sun, Noon-5 pm. The Regional Art Galleries and Library remain open until 6 pm on Wednesdays. For more information contact the Museum at (518)-673-2314

John Singer Sargent Head of an Italian Woman, ca. 1878 Arkell Museum Collection

Framing Art

Start date: March 4, 2023
End date: May 14, 2023
All-day event
Location: 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY 13317
Organizer: The Arkell Museum
Email address: info@arkellmuseum.org
Phone: (518) 673-2314
Arkell Museum Exhibits

Sargent, Whistler, and more from the Arkell Museum Collection

Saturday, March 4 - May 14

Featuring some of our favorite and most interesting frames protecting and showcasing work by John Singer Sargent, George Inness, Edward Gay, Maurice Prendergast, and more.

Thompson Harrington Pottery, Lyons, NY "Man in Star Burst” Three-Gallon Crock, ca. 1852 – 1872 Fenimore Art Museum Collection, Cooperstown, NY

Thrown Together

Start date: March 4, 2023
End date: August 20, 2023
All-day event
Location: 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY 13317
Organizer: The Arkell Museum
Email address: info@arkellmuseum.org
Phone: (518) 673-2314
Arkell Museum Exhibits

Salt Glazed Stoneware from New York State and Vermont

Saturday, March 4 - August 20

This exhibition celebrates the art of salt glazed stoneware from New York and Vermont, and sheds light on where these utilitarian objects were produced and by whom. Each stoneware piece delights with fanciful patterns, objects, animals, and even people! 

The pieces from this exhibition are from the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum collection, and comprise choice pieces from their extensive stoneware collection.

George Inness, The Rainbow, 1878

American Art at the Arkell Museum

Start date: March 4, 2023
End date: December 30, 2023
All-day event
Location: 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY 13317
Organizer: The Arkell Museum
Email address: info@arkellmuseum.org
Phone: (518) 673-2314
Arkell Museum Exhibits

The Role of the Macbeth Gallery in Shaping the Collection

Saturday, March 4 - December 30

You told me earlier in the year that some day you wanted a fine Inness…

Robert Macbeth to Bartlett Arkell, March 8, 1917

The Macbeth Gallery had a profound impact on the development of American art. It was the first gallery in New York City to focus on work by American artists, and held many ground-breaking exhibits. Our founder Bartlett Arkell made many important purchases at the Macbeth Gallery, and worked closely with gallery directors to build our extraordinary collection. This exhibit is a small tribute to his vision for the future, and the early work of the Macbeth Gallery.

The Arts Factory

The Arts Factory Members Show

Start date: October 21, 2022
End date: December 30, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie NY 13317
Organizer: Arkell Museum
Email address: info@arkellmuseum.org
Phone: 518-673-2314
Arkell Museum Exhibits | Montgomery County Exhibits

October 21 - December 30

Enjoy a day trip of art exhibits and holiday shopping at the Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library in the beautiful Mohawk Valley. The Arts Factory of Montgomery County Members Show is on display in the Regional Art Galleries, open during regular Library hours, and is free to all visitors. All gallery sales are “Cash & Carry” – you can purchase a work of art and take it home with you right away.

Image Credit: Phyllis Lapi, Piseco Outlet, pastel