World’s Biggest Canine Art Museum Opening This Month
Kennel Club is launching the space, which will feature hundreds of hound-related fine art pieces
Among all other Pets dogs are nearest to humans. In order to honor our fondness for canines, world’s biggest art museum of the dog is opening this month in New York City. Since the beginning of mankind their unconditional love, companionship has comforted us in wax and wane.
The American Kennel Club is launching the space, which will feature hundreds of hound-related fine art pieces, on 8 February in midtown Manhattan. The space will hold several hundred paintings, prints, sculptures, bronzes, porcelain figurines and decorative objects featuring dogs, as well as interactive displays showing man’s best friend throughout history. Artists whose work is on display include Edwin Landseer, Maud Earl and Arthur Wardle.
There’ll also be a well-stocked library and gift shop, plus plenty of digital exhibits, including a “Find Your Match” booth that takes visitors’ photos and tells them which dog breed they look like, “Meet the Breeds” touchscreens enabling visitors to find out more about different breeds’ traits, and an app for children featuring Arty, a virtual tour guide (who also happens to be a dog). The first exhibition is called “For the Love of All Things Dog”.
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