Chefs’ Consortium at Arkell Museum

CANAJOHARIE — Chefs’ Consortium will offer a harvest feast of area farm-fresh food at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd.

Beverages will consist of area beers and cider, sparkling water and wines.

The museum’s art galleries will be open for viewing.

It’s American Art (Night Watch) Gallery will display work by Thomas Hart Benton, Albert Bierstadt, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, and seven Winslow Homer oil paintings. Its Portraits and Landscapes exhibit celebrates the Mohawk Valley and includes work by Gilbert Stuart, John Trumbull, Homer, and Edward Gay.

“Plowing” by Louise Guise Newcomb, recently returned from conservation, or recent gifts to the collection include the Residence of Asa Pickard, Brookmans Corners, by Fritz Vogt (also recently conserved) and portraits of Canajoharie residents Andrew Hamilton and Maria Yates Calhoun (they were married at the museum site in 1822).

Fine Art Animals explores works featuring domestic, wild and working animals from the museum’s permanent collection, including rarely exhibited watercolors and oil paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. This exhibit features work by George Inness, Henry Schnakenberg, Howard Hill (Norman Rockwell’s grandfather), and Robert Brackman, and closes the week following Harvest Feast.

Seating is limited. Purchase tickets in advance at the museum, over the phone at (518) 673-2314, Ext. 105, or online at