2013 - Special Exhibits at the Dog Museum:
May 3 through May 19 - The Dachshund in Art! - featuring artwork from the Dog Museum's extensive collection as well as whimsical works in bronze by well-known St. Louis artist Joy Kroeger Beckner. This event is presented in conjunction with the Dachshund Club of America's National Specialty at the Purina Event Center in Gray Summit.
May 23 through June 16 - A display of canine photographs by Springfield, Missouri, photographer Karin O'Very, on exhibit in the main level hallway.
June 14 through September 29 - Dogs, Of Course! - presented in the Sally Johnson Spillane Special Exhibit Gallery features outstanding canine photographs by California artist Dave Mills as well as a selection of dog bronzes by Cavalier King Charles Spaniel enthusiast, artist, and author Janet York of New York City.
It's a Good Life, bronze by St. Louis artist Joy Kroeger Beckner, on exhibit in "The Dachshund in Art", May 3 thru May 19, 2013
2013 - New Acquisitions!
Paris Taxi, 1991, black and white photograph by world-renowned fine arts photographer Felicia Murray of New York City, given to The AKC Museum of the Dog by the artist. Felicia Murray studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York. She is represented in numerous private and public collections and museums all over the world.
Whippet Waiting, oil on canvas by the American artist Yvonne Sovereign of Sanford, North Carolina, given to The AKC Museum of the Dog by the Art Show at the Dog Show. Sovereign's work is described as having "a flair for vivid color".
Golden Heritage, oil on board by the American artist Jerry Gadamus, given to The AKC Museum of the Dog by James and Ellen Hardin. This lovely portrait of two Golden Retrievers was painted in freehand airbrush and is currently on display in the corridor gallery of Jarville House.
2013 - Look for The AKC Museum of the Dog's Special Art Exhibition featuring fabulous canine portraits from the permanent collection (booth #12) at The Pier in New York City, February 11 and 12, during the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show!!
2013 - Don't miss The AKC Museum of the Dog featured on Nine PBS, Sunday, January 6 at 1pm (CST) on Nine's Sunday Arts!!
Portrait of a Great Dane by the English artist Maud Earl
2012 - Beginning in October: Selections from The AKC Museum of the Dog's permanent collection are currently on display in the Sally Johnson Spillane Special Exhibit Gallery. This exhibit will be available to visitors through January 2013. Included are recent acquisitions, paintings, photographs and various breeds in cross-stitch as well as several fabulous silver trophies and unique dog collars dating from the nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries. The Dog Museum maintains one of the country's largest collection of canine art with more than eight hundred works of art and artifacts on display.
Woodcut by Stephen Huneck.
2012 - A retrospective exhibition on the art of Stephen Huneck opened in The AKC Museum of the Dog's Sally Johnson Spillane Special Exhibit Gallery on June 1, 2012. Known for his superb, unique furniture pieces and dynamic woodcuts, Huneck devoted his life to dogs and dog art. The AKC Museum of the Dog exhibit includes more than twenty-five of Huneck's woodcuts as well as a selection of woodcarved pieces, bronzes, and a pair of fabulous rocking chairs. More information about the artist appears in the hardcover book, The Art of Stephen Huneck, by Laura Beach, published in 2004 by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. An article about Stephen Huneck and his passion for canines and art appears in the Dog Museum's 2012 Spring Sirius, available in June. This special exhibit runs through the end of September.
2012 New Acquisition!
Bouvier des Flandres, ca 1939 - 1944, pastel by the French artist Richard Fath, given to The AKC Museum of the Dog by Steven L. Durand. Richard Fath was born in Paris in 1900 and attended the Ateliers de Saint-Maur des Fosses. This lovely head study of a Bouvier des Flandres is perhaps one of the only such dog portraits known to have been created by the artist in pastel.
2012 New Acquisition!
Airedale and Spaniel, 1938-39, terracotta sculpture by the American artist Barbara Strebeigh, given to The AKC Museum of the Dog by the Barbara Strebeigh estate. This modern work of art measures seventeen inches in height by fifteen inches in length. Barbara Strebeigh was well known and respected in the dog world as a breeder of Airedale Terriers.
French Bulldog in pastel by Andre Margat
2012 - Send In The Clowns
A premier exhibit of art portraying the French Bulldog is available to visitors beginning February 11. Many collectors generously shared their art in order to assemble this first-ever of its kind show. From the comical to the serious, there is a wide array of Frenchie art and artifacts included in this exhibition which runs through May 13.
Sunbath, pastel by Marla Rush Parnell - ASDS 2010 Best In Show winning entry
2011 - Twenty-five years! The Art Show at the Dog Show
An art exhibit representing twenty-five Art Show at the Dog Show Best In Show winning entries will be presented in the Dog Museum's Sally Johnson Spillane Special Exhibit Gallery beginning in June. One of the country's premier national art competitions, the Art Show at the Dog Show continues as an annual event with the Best In Show award donated to the AKC Museum of the Dog.
Bearded Collie, photograph by Jim Marlatt
2011 - Canine Photographs - Highlights from the 2010 Art Show at the Dog Show opens in the Dog Museum's Sally Johnson Spillane Special Exhibit Gallery in February and is available to visitors through April 24.
2011 - An art exhibit on the Bulldog opens at the AKC Museum of the Dog in September and is available to visitors thru December 19. This special exhibition highlights works of art from the Dog Museum's permanent collection including several Royal Doulton porcelains as well as an oil portrait of six Bulldogs by the English artist Reuben Ward Binks. More information on the exhibit and the history of the Bulldog is found in the Museum's newsletter, Sirius.
2010 - St. Louis County Police K-9 Unit Special Exhibit
Don't miss out on what's new at the Dog Museum! An exhibit comprised of photographs, artifacts, and materials related to the St. Louis County Police K-9 Unit is now on permanent display in the Hall of Fame Gallery.
It all started in May 1960 when two dogs trained for police work joined the St. Louis County police force. One was Ike, assigned to Patrolman Kenneth Armstead, and the other was Lad, assigned to Patrolman William McDevitt. Photographs of Ike and Lad along with photos of police officers and police dogs currently in the force are included in this special display. The AKC Museum of the Dog offers free admission to police officers working with a K-9 partner.
Artists' Registry Exhibition runs through September 2010
Angela Alexander, Bennette Rowan, and Rosalind Trigg are currently featured in the Artists' Registry Exhibition.
Therapy Dogs, painting by Bennette Rowan
The AKC Museum of the Dog maintains an Artists' Registry comprised of more than two hundred thirty biographical listings of artists available by commission for dog portraits or dog-related art. The Artists' Registry Exhibition features more than forty-five fabulous paintings by Bennette Rowan of Johnson City, Tennessee; Rosalind Trigg of Lexington, Kentucky; and Angela Alexander of Candler, North Carolina.
For information on joining the Artists' Registry or how to contact an artist, e-mail us. The 2010 Artists' Registry Exhibition continues in the Sally Johnson Spillane Special Exhibit Gallery through September.
For more information, call 314-821-3647.