Museum of the Dog



      Dogs in Porcelain Sculpture
                      Now open!

Royal Doulton
Designer Peggy Davies
Gift of the Glen Twiford estate

Our new exhibit in the recently renovated Westminster Gallery of the Jarville House features the Museum’s collection of lovely porcelains focusing on the recently gifted pieces from the Glen Twiford estate.  A discerning collector of dogs in porcelain sculpture, Mr. Twiford’s collection numbers approximately 125 pieces.  Also displayed throughout the Museum will be collection pieces gifted from past donors such as Jean Ann Cone, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Billings, Gilbert S. Kahn, Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Fellton, Marie A. Moore, Nancy-Carroll Draper, and Paul Tolliver.  Exhibit objects will range in size from small to nearly life-size and include depictions of many breeds of dogs.  Various pieces from the historic porcelain makers such as Royal Doulton, Meissen, Royal Copenhagen, Rosenthal, Nymphenburg, and Hutschenreuther will comprise the exhibit.  Pieces range from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Sally Johnson Spillane Special Exhibit Gallery:
Showcasing traditional art from the permanent collection including a focus upon various sighthound breeds.

Charles Hamilton
Zillah, A Persian Greyhound (detail)
Oil on panel
Gift of the Cynthia S. Wood estate

The new Landseer wall: 
A focus upon several works by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer - a must see!

after Edwin Henry Landseer
A Jack in Office (detail)
c. 1833
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Schaefer

Currently showing in the Main Hall Gallery:
Herding Dogs In Art - selections from the permanent collection.

Art Smith
Corgis Herding
Gift of Art Smith

Past Exhibits:
Dog Show Scenes
by Terry d. Chacon
was presented from April 22nd through
June 22, 2014.

Terry d. Chacon
The Girls
Oil on canvas

New Gifts to the Museum Collection!

Dave Mills
Two Borzoi Playing
Color photography
Gift of Dave Mills

Gustave Muss-Arnolt
Retriever in a Landscape
Oil on canvas
Gift of Joan Burlingame Dever

Rosalind Trigg
Whitehall at Westminster
Oil on board
Gift of Christine Heintz



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