The AKC Museum of the Dog

101 Park Ave, New York, NY 10178 - United States

212-696-8360

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The AKC Museum of the Dog preserves, interprets and celebrates the role of dogs in society and educates the public about the human-canine bond through its collection of art and exhibits that inspire engagement with dogs.

Founded in 1982, the AKC Museum of the Dog was originally located in The New York Life Building at 51 Madison Avenue as a part of the AKC headquarters. In 1987, the Museum of the Dog was moved to a new location in Queeny Park, West St. Louis County, Missouri. After over 30 great years at Queeny Park, the decision was made to bring the Museum back to its original home and reunite it with the AKC headquarters and collection.

Combining fine art with high-tech interpretive displays, the Museum of the Dog’s new home at 101 Park Ave hopes to capture the hearts and minds of its visitors. Located in the iconic Kalikow building, the Museum will offer rotating exhibits featuring objects from its 1,700-piece collection and 4,000-volume library.

Exhibits

The permanent collection of the museum is one of the finest and largest collections of canine-related fine art and artifacts in the world. It comprises paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, ceramics and bronzes. Additionally, objects such as trophies, collars and other dog-related works are included in the collection. Opened in 1982, the museum has depended primarily on donations to build its holdings. Large gifts and bequests from Frank Sabella, Marie Moore, Dornwald Kennels and the estate of Nancy-Carol Draper form the core of the collection.

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