An official Path Through History Site! 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. Art critics have written of the "exquisite effects of light and shade" and "the careful study of nature" in Barrow's paintings. The primary entrance to the art gallery is through the Skaneateles Library; however, the gallery is a separate non-profit facility.