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New Dog Park in Queeny Park Opening Spring 2016 !!
Located near The AKC Museum of the Dog. 


Queeny Park is the place to be with your  best friend. 
This beautiful park has miles of trails along with the Museum and the future dog park.  Direct all questions regarding the Dog Park to:
pmailbox@stlouisco.com

Saturday, May 7
Great Dane
presented by Pam (Vetter) Edson
Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue
10:30am to 1:30pm



Saturday, May 14
Silken Windhound
presented by Beth & Megan Devine
10:30am to 1:30pm



Sunday, May 15
Old English Bulldog
presented by Nancy Bullock
St. Louis English Bulldog Rescue
1:30pm to 4:00pm

 

Book Signing!!  June 4th at 10am held here at the AKC Museum of the Dog. 
Fr. Ralph Wright, author, and Barbara Martin Smith, illustrator of "Dogs, A Global Alphabet" will be available for a book signing event.
They will talk about their collaboration on this wonderful book and answer any questions you might have.  Books will be available for sale ($15.00), and several of Barbara Martin Smith's original watercolor paintings of the dogs featured in this book will also be available for sale. 
Regular admission
applies.  Please join us for this special event.  RSVP appreciated, 314-821-364


Dogs, A Global Alphabet

ART EDUCATION:
NEW ART CLASS MEDIUMS THIS SUMMER!
Call the Museum to register for either of these classes:


DRAWING DOGS Class for Adults:
Taught by nationally acclaimed artist Bob Bertram!

6 Week Class
Wednesday Evenings 7-8pm
June 8th through July 13th
$110


ACRYLIC PAINTING
for Children:

Taught by artist Joan Williams!

9 week class
Grades 2nd through 5th

Sunday Afternoons 1:30 to 2:30
June 12th through August 7th

All art supplies are provided
$225


FITNESS WITH FIDO: 
Six weeks of fitness classes designed for you and your DOG, where you'll always have a workout partner.
Starting Thursday, May 19th through June 23rd.
Time: 11am to 12pm, held
here at the Dog Museum.
Tel:  314-669-5595
or sign up online at:
www.fitnesswithfido.fit/classes


Kim, owner and instructor of FITNESS WITH FIDO with her Standard Poodle, Oscar.


The East Central District, Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri will hold an Advanced Standard Flower Show titled:
"DOGS AND BLOOMS"
at the Museum on Friday, June 10, 12pm to 4pm and Saturday, June 11, 10am to 4pm and Sunday, June 12, 10am to 3pm.  The show will include
floral art designs, horticulture specimens and educational displays.  Flower arrangements will be displayed in the galleries highlighting various art on exhibit.  For more information, contact Mary Officer, Publicity Chairman at 314-772-2849.  maryofficer@sbcglobal.net 




PAWS for Reading:
St. Louis Support Dogs will be returning to the Museum this summer


Tuesdays 10am - noon.
June 14th through July 12th.
More information coming soon.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Have fun learning how to give guided tours or be a Gallery Attendant  in our Volunteer Docent Program! 
Great opportunity for outgoing individuals to speak with museum visitors about our canine art collection and museum activities.  Training provided; must be at least 18 years of age. 
For an interview, call Susan: 314-821-3647.

We are also seeking volunteers for promotional booths during weekend dog events both on and off-site. For an interview, call Diane:  314-821-3647.

HAVE YOUR SPECIAL EVENT HERE AT THE MUSEUM:
Click on "Facilities Rental" for more information or call and ask for Jan, 314-821-3647.


Outside Wedding Ceremony!


Wedding Reception!


The Constellation Room comfortably holds 190 guests allowing space for a dance
floor!


Beautiful Charing Cross Courtyard!


LIVING ST. LOUIS VIDEO:
Dog Training with highlights from Sarah Wilson's lecture on Why Women Love Dogs

http://ninenet.org/archives/27142

See the Dallas News article about the Dog Museum!  Click on the link below
http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/travel/us/20150523-akc-museum-showcases-the-art-of-the-dog.ece


THE DOG MUSEUM WAS FEATURED ON KSDK SHOW ME ST. LOUIS
Monday, March 16th!

See the video at:http://www.ksdk.com/features/show-me-st-louis/

2016 Guest Dog of the Week!
Click on "Learn More" to see the current schedule.


To all active and retired U.S. Military, as well as Police, Firefighters, and all First Responders: Thank you for your service to our country and community!


See the Museum on Google+
Click on the link below for great views of the Museum galleries
Scroll down,
click on "See Inside"
https://plus.google.com/112690819274571066410/about?hl=en


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APRIL ART PIECE OF THE MONTH

Horatio Henry Couldery (British,1832-1918)
Paying The Bills
(or The President)
1868
Oil on Canvas
Gift of Frank T. Sabella

How many of us must feel as this dog looks when paying our taxes in the month of April? The artist, Mr. Couldery, created this anthropomorphic Newfoundland that is not pleased at the notion of "paying his bills".  The Newfoundland of 1868, when this painting was produced, possessed much more of a wavy coat, even curly, compared to today.  The eyes depicted in the painting are also quite different from modern Newfies.  This painting is currently on exhibit in our Jarville House galleries.

CURRENT EXHIBITS:
In the Main Hall Gallery
Diminutive Darlings: The Toy Group

Selections from the permanent collection coming to our Main Hallway Gallery.

Artist unknown
Affenpinscher Lying on a Green Pillow
19th century
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Mr. and Mrs. Alvin E. Maurer, Jr. estate

Introducing The Human-Canine Relationship Exhibition Series:
A series of exhibits that will focus upon the various relational aspects between our dogs and us.

First in the series will be
open April 14th thru August 7th, 2016 in the Sally Johnson Spillane Special Exhibit Gallery-
Faces, Families, and Friends: Dog Photography of Lynn Terry

Ms. Terry's book, Tails From The Booth, and a 2016 calendar are currently on sale in our merchandise area of the Admissions Lobby.
For more information on Lynn Terry's photography, visit her website:
www.lynnterry.com

In the Main Hallway Gallery:
Westminster Champions 1907-1991

Ch. Barberryhill Bootlegger
Sealyham Terrier
1924 Best In Show


Opening Friday, April 29th
Artful Animals from Art Unleashed

Main Hall Gallery
Art work from a local arts agency class will be exhibited from April 29th through Sunday, July 17th.

Come see our new
Reuben Ward Binks wall!
This exhibit honors the collaboration between the artist and Mrs. Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge.

Reuben Ward Binks (1880-1950)
Our Cocker Friends
c. 1935
Breed:  English Cocker Spaniel
Etching and aquatint
Gift of Jay and Mary Remer

On Loan from Harry Weber
The Foxhunter (detail)


View the entire sculpture in the Museum's Main Hall Gallery.

We have revamped our lower level Cam Lyman gallery!
In addition to several new acquisitions, this space highlights paintings and objects from the permanent collection including works that have not been displayed in many years.  Click on "Learn More" for additional information.


The Sally Johnson Spillane Special Exhibit Gallery is temporarily closed due to exhibit changes.
This painting will remain on display after the opening of the Lynn Terry exhibit on April 14th.

Maud Earl
Portrait of a Lady with Two Dogs
1897
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mrs. Marjorie Raike
        
   Dogs in Porcelain Sculpture exhibit
       Click on "Learn More" for
         additional information

Royal Doulton porcelain
Designer Frederick Daws
Ch. Ashstead Applause
Gift of the Glen Twiford estate

NEW GIFTS TO THE COLLECTION:

Gifted by Terry d. Chacon

Terry d. Chacon
Final Cut
2013
Oil on canvas

Gifted by Miriam C. Barnhart "Granny Mim"

Diane Ayres
Four Bichons
Ch. Fran-Dor's Chantilly
Ch. Miri-Cal's Merry Music Maker
Ch. Miri-Cal's All That Jazz
Ch. Miri-Cal's Shennigans

1991
Watercolor

Gifted by the Marie D. Toppi estate

Oresto J. Toppi
Airedale Terrier Ch. Blackheath Geisha Girl
20th century
Bronze

Gifted by Regina Belmonte

Peter Belmont
Three Afghan Hounds
2012
Acrylic on board

Gifted by Kathleen N. Peters

Maud Earl
Four By Honours
1901
Aquatint



Click on "Learn More" for additional gifts to the collection.

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