2014 - Currently showing in the Sally Johnson Spillane Special Exhibit Gallery is a lovely selection of traditional paintings and bronzes from the Museum's permanent collection.
2013 - Special Exhibits: Opening September 27 - Herding Dogs In Art - selections from the permanent collection!
Royal Doulton Collie porcelain given to the Dog Museum by the Glen Twiford estate is one of numerous works of art included in an exhibit on herding dogs opening September 27.
Recently presented: October 11 through December 8 - A Regal Pedigree: A Special Exhibition of the Pug in Art!- a fabulous, first-ever presentation of the Pug in art through the ages. This special exhibit included rare and unique artifacts from private collections as well as works of art from The AKC Museum of the Dog's permanent collection.
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor were well-known for their devotion to everything Pug. The 1998 sale of their collection by Sotheby's in New York brought extraordinary prices.
2013 - New Acquisitions!
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.