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5/18/18 - 5th Grade Arkell Museum Field Trip

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On May 18, Frankfort-Schuyler Elementary School’s 5th Grade Art Enrichment students traveled to Canajoharie, New York to visit the Arkell Museum.

The students participated in a guided tour of the Arkell art galleries, learned about the history of Beech-Nut and the Arkell family, participated in a printmaking lesson and created a zentangle mosaic in the museum’s lobby.

The Arkell Museum at Canajoharie and the Canajoharie Library 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’s American painting collection includes seven oil paintings by Winslow Homer, all currently on display, and significant paintings by many distinguished artists including; Thomas 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.