We mourn the passing of our beloved Board President, Mrs. Dorothy Welsh. A former American Kennel Club member and esteemed exhibitor, breeder and judge, she devoted her life to her love of dogs. She began exhibiting Collies in 1945 and later Shetland Sheepdogs and Poodles. In 1969 her judging career began. Judging assignments were worldwide, including numerous specialites and the prestigious Best in Show at Westminster.
Mrs. Welsh served the AKC Museum of the Dog since its inception and has been Board President two times, most recently since 2010. Our condolences to her family and friends. We will miss
We will have TWO classes- for two age groups- on Sunday afternoons, beginning Sunday, January 17th.
More details on our Facebook page. Please call the Museum to register.
For 2nd thru 5th grades
Sunday, 6 weeks, Jan. 17th - Feb. 21st
1:00 - 2:30pm Drawing the Museum's Collection
For 6th thru 9th grades
Sundays, 8 weeks,
Jan. 17th - March 6th
3:00 - 4:30pm Advanced Stylistic Drawing
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Have fun learning how to give guided tours or be a Gallery Attendant in our Volunteer Docent Program! Great opportunity for outgoing individuals to speak with museum visitors about our canine art collection and museum activities. Training provided; must be at least 18 years of age.
For an interview, call Susan: 314-821-3647.
We are also seeking volunteers for promotional booths during weekend dog events both on and off-site. For an interview, call Diane: 314-821-3647.
Saturday, December 19th
Mid America Boston Terrier Rescue Presents:
2015 Celebration of the Dog
Calling all dog lovers!
All breeds welcome!
Pictures with Santa!
Featuring: Jennifer Misfeldt, a pet/people psychic
plus a Dog Whisperer and much more.
REGULAR ADMISSIONS APPLIES:
$5.00 adult, $2.50 senior, $1.00 child
HAVE YOUR SPECIAL EVENT HERE AT THE MUSEUM:
Click on "Facilities Rental" for more information or calland ask for Jan, 314-821-3647.
Outside Wedding Ceremony!
The Constellation Room comfortably holds 190 guests allowing space for a dance
Jerry Gadamus Golden Heritage
Oil on board - air brush
Gift of Ellen & Jim Hardin
These two Golden Retrievers are resplendent in this autumn setting of fallen leaves. Powerful, yet friendly, and sporting their magnificent golden coats, they appear to have just heard their master's call. The artist has beautifully captured the character of the breed in this gorgeous original painting - the only AIR BRUSH oil painting in the Museum's collection. This painting is currently being exhibited in the Jarville Hall Gallery.
Come see our new
Reuben Ward Binks wall!
This exhibit honors the collaboration between the artist and Mrs. Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge.
Reuben Ward Binks (1880-1950) Our Cocker Friends
Breed: English Cocker Spaniel
Etching and aquatint
Gift of Jay and Mary Remer
UPCOMING EXHIBITS: Diminutive Darlings: The Toy Group
Selections from the permanent collection coming to our Main Hallway Gallery in spring 2016.
Roy Anderson Ch. Kay's Don Feleciano
Long Coat Chihuahua
1986 Oil on canvas
Gift of the Janet A. Hooker Charitable Trust and Mr. Gilbert S. Kahn
CURRENT EXHIBITS: On Loan from Harry Weber The Foxhunter (detail)
View the entire sculpture in the Museum's Main Hall Gallery.
We have revamped our lower level Cam Lyman gallery!
In addition to several new acquisitions, this space highlights paintings and objects from the permanent collection including works that have not been displayed in many years.Click on "Learn More" for additional information.
in the Main Hall Gallery Sporting Dogs in Art
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Gustav Muss-Arnolt Flat-Coated Retriever in a Landscape
Oil on canvas
Gift of Joan Burlingame Dever
In the Sally Johnson Spillane Special Exhibit Gallery: The Canine Art of Maud Earl
Click on "Learn More" for additional information on the artist, Maud Earl.
This exhibit comprises paintings and prints and features an exciting new addition to the Museum's collection. This life-size work is a very rare example of Miss Earl's inclusion of a human figure in a painting; however, the names of the "Lady" and her dogs are unknown. Be sure to come see this extraordinary painting and try to solve the mystery of their identities!
Maud Earl Portrait of a Lady with Two Dogs
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mrs. Marjorie Raike
Dogs in Porcelain Sculpture
Click on "Learn More" for
Royal Doulton porcelain
Designer Frederick Daws Ch. Ashstead Applause
Gift of the Glen Twiford estate
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NEW GIFTS TO THE COLLECTION:
Gifted by Terry d. Chacon
Terry d. Chacon Final Cut
Oil on canvas
Gifted by Miriam C. Barnhart "Granny Mim"
Diane Ayres Four Bichons
Ch. Fran-Dor's Chantilly
Ch. Miri-Cal's Merry Music Maker
Ch. Miri-Cal's All That Jazz
Ch. Miri-Cal's Shennigans
Gifted by the Marie D. Toppi estate
Oresto J. Toppi Airedale Terrier Ch. Blackheath Geisha Girl
Gifted by Regina Belmonte
Peter Belmont Three Afghan Hounds
Acrylic on board
Gifted by Kathleen N. Peters
Maud Earl Four By Honours
Gifted by Art Show at the Dog Show
2015 Best in Show
Joan Frimberger Angel
Oil on canvas
Click on "Learn More" for additional gifts to the collection.