Museum of the Dog
 

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Exhibits

The Sally Johnson Spillane Special Exhibit Gallery:
Opening December 19th:
The Canine Art of Maud Earl
This new exhibit will feature the Museum's collection of art by the extraordinary canine artist, Maud Earl (1864-1943).  Maud (Alice) Earl became a professional animalier in the 19th century creating numerous paintings and prints of pure bred dogs.  Miss Earl never used photographs to produce her paintings.  She preferred to paint what she saw rather than what the camera saw.  With the help of an attendant, she would pose the canine subject for a sketching before producing the painting.  Miss Earl once said about settling the dog for a sketch: "...You must know how to quiet them when they become excited and nervous. You must know their little likes and dislikes...".  Maud Earl worked as a professional artist for nearly 50 years.

Maud Earl
Senior Wranglers
1905
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Jean Graves Brainard estate

 
Dogs in Porcelain Sculpture
                      Now open!

Royal Doulton
Designer Peggy Davies
Pointer
Gift of the Glen Twiford estate

Our new exhibit in the recently renovated Westminster Gallery of the Jarville House features the Museum’s collection of lovely porcelains focusing on the recently gifted pieces from the Glen Twiford estate.  A discerning collector of dogs in porcelain sculpture, Mr. Twiford’s collection numbers approximately 125 pieces.  Also displayed throughout the Museum will be collection pieces gifted from past donors such as Jean Ann Cone, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Billings, Gilbert S. Kahn, Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Fellton, Marie A. Moore, Nancy-Carroll Draper, and Paul Tolliver.  Exhibit objects will range in size from small to nearly life-size and include depictions of many breeds of dogs.  Various pieces from the historic porcelain makers such as Royal Doulton, Meissen, Royal Copenhagen, Rosenthal, Nymphenburg, and Hutschenreuther will comprise the exhibit.  Pieces range from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The new Landseer wall: 
A focus upon several works in the Museum's collection by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer.

after Edwin Henry Landseer
A Jack in Office (detail)
c. 1833
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Schaefer

Currently showing in the Main Hall Gallery:
Herding Dogs In Art - selections from the permanent collection.


Art Smith
Corgis Herding (detail)
Watercolor
Gift of Art Smith

Past Exhibits:
Dog Show Scenes
by Terry d. Chacon
was presented from April 22nd through
June 22, 2014.

Terry d. Chacon
The Girls
Oil on canvas

New Gifts to the Museum Collection!

Dave Mills
Two Borzoi Playing
Color photography
Gift of Dave Mills


Gustave Muss-Arnolt
Retriever in a Landscape
Oil on canvas
Gift of Joan Burlingame Dever


Rosalind Trigg
Whitehall at Westminster
Oil on board
Gift of Christine Heintz



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