The John D. Barrow Art Gallery is a single-artist gallery containing the works of John D. Barrow (1824 --1906), a second generation Hudson River School style painter. The gallery opened October 8, 1900, beginning a wonderful cultural and historical legacy for the Skaneateles community. The primary entrance to the art gallery is through the Skaneateles Library; however, the gallery is a separate non-profit facility.
The Gallery was given in trust to the Skaneateles Library Association for the Skaneateles Community with a restriction that only Barrow paintings are to be exhibited. Art critics have written of the "exquisite effects of light and shade" and "the careful study of nature" in Barrow's paintings.