NEW YORK (PRNewswire) — The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog officially open its doors in New York City at its new location, 101 Park Ave, just steps away from Grand Central Station.
The Museum houses one of the world’s largest repositories of canine fine art, with art from famous dog artists such as Sir Edwin Landseer, Maud Earl, Arthur Wardle and many more.
Below are some photos of museum content, courtesy of the American Kennel Club Association.
The Museum’s first exhibition will be entitled “For the Love of All Things Dog” and combines select works from the AKC’s own collection and that of the Museum.
Spanning two floors with a double height atrium space at the stair, the gallery includes interactive exhibits such as:
- “Find Your Match” kiosks that take your photo, aligning its likeness with a dog breed.
- Try to train a digital service dog named “Molly” at the “Train A Dog” exhibit.
- “Meet the Breeds®” touchscreen tables that allows visitors to explore breeds’ features, traits, history and representations in the collection.
The museum has an app that serves as a helpful guide for visitors, providing general information and important highlights such as current shows, upcoming events and “Best in Show.” The app is also equipped with augmented reality experiences, including a scavenger hunt and a museum tour led by a virtual dog named “Arty.”
About the AKC Museum of the Dog
The AKC Museum of the Dog, founded in 1982, was originally housed in The New York Life Building located at 51 Madison Avenue as part of the AKC Headquarters. In 1987, the Museum was moved to West St. Louis County, Missouri. The AKC Museum of the Dog is dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of the art, artifacts and literature of the dog for the purposes of education, historical perspective, aesthetic enjoyment and to enhance the appreciation for and knowledge of the significance of the dog and the human/canine relationship.
The Museum is home to several hundred paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, sculptures, bronzes, and porcelain figurines, a variety of decorative arts objects and interactive displays depicting man’s best friend throughout the ages.
The AKC Museum of the Dog is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization funded mainly by private and corporate gift donations.
For more information on the AKC Museum of the Dog visit www.Museumofthedog.org.
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