We need your vote! We have the chance to be The Creativity Incubator host site on November 14. This two-year pilot partnership program between New York State Council on the Arts and the Greater Hudson Heritage Network helps keep New York State museums like us fresh and on our toes!
The Creativity Incubator workshop series will encourage staff in museums to test out experimental interpretive approaches. As part of this hands-on experience, one lucky site (hopefully us!) will have their collections or permanent installations re-imagined by creative thinkers in the field and session participants. The workshop this November will be led by Museum Hack and Gonzalo Casals of the Leslie-Lohman Museum, two major innovators in the museum field. Voting ends 10/12, and you can vote once from each of your devices.
The Arkell Museum at Canajoharie
Bartlett Arkell, the founder and first president of the Beech-Nut Packing Company, created the original Art Gallery for the residents of Canajoharie in 1927. The American painting collection now includes seven oil paintings by Winslow Homer, all currently on display, and significant paintings by many distinguished artists including Thomas H. Benton, William M. Chase, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, Albert Bierstadt, and Gilbert Stuart. 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.
The Arkell Museum is open Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday – Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $6.50 for students and seniors, and free for members. The Arkell Museum and the Canajoharie Library are located at 2 Erie Boulevard. The building has off street parking and is wheelchair accessible.