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.
Pugs! Whimsical, unique, and beautiful Pug artifacts are included in the Pug in Art exhibit opening on October 11, 2013
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 includes rare and unique artifacts from private collections as well as works of art from The AKC Museum of the Dog's permanent collection. An opening reception is planned for Friday, October 11, 6 - 8pm, $5 admission donation. Call 314-821-3647 for more information. Also in October: Metro St. Louis Pug Rescue hosts its twenty-first annual Pug Party - "the Pug social event of the year!" - October 20, at the Dog Museum.
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.
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 paste
For more information, call 314-821-3647.