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THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB MUSEUM IS OPEN NOW

 

NYC’s only Museum dedicated to man’s best friend opens its doors to dog lovers everywhere

New York, NY- 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.

The Museum contains art from famous dog artists such as Sir Edwin Landseer, Maud Earl, Arthur Wardle and many more. 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.

Throughout the Museum, visitors will experience exhibits that bridge the digital and physical elements of the artwork and bring new life to the collection. 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.
  • Visitors can also 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.
  • “Story of A Breeder” which highlights responsible breeders and how to find one.

The Museum has an app that serves as a helpful guide for visitors, providing general information about the Museum 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”. It creates a new user for kids and kids at heart.

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, MO. The AKC was instrumental in founding the Museum and believes in its mission to protect and to share the amazing works of art donated by participants in the dog sport over the last 35 years.

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About the AKC Museum of the Dog

Founded in 1982, 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. Located in New York City, 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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 AKC MUSEUM OF THE DOG ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF
DR. THOMAS F. SCHUTTE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
New York, NY- The AKC Museum of the Dog is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Thomas F. Schutte to their Board of Directors.
Schutte is President Emeritus at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. Since 1993, he has been credited with increasing Pratt’s enrollment, developing global programs, increasing degree offerings and number of faculty. His efforts have strengthened Pratt financially, while enhancing its standing as a leading college for art and design across multiple disciplines. Prior to Pratt, Schutte was the President of the Rhode Island School of Design from 1983-1992.
Additionally, Schutte was instrumental in the founding of the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project (MARP) that has enabled and led the resurgence of the Myrtle Avenue corridor in Brooklyn. He also chaired the project for many years.
He is a member of several prestigious art and community organizations and was a founder and member of the Board of Trustees for Delaware College of Art and Design.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Schutte to the Museum’s Board,” said Jeffrey Ansell, Chairman of the AKC Museum of the Dog Board of Directors. “His love and dedication for art, culture, and
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the world of dogs, coupled with his proven success as President of Pratt Institute and the Rhode Island School of Design, make him an excellent addition to the AKC Museum of the Dog Board.”
Dr. Schutte’s appointment is effective January 2020 for a two-year term.
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About the AKC Museum of the Dog
Founded in 1982, 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 over 700 original 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.
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