At AKC Museum of the Dog, our staff is focused on celebrating the role of dogs in society and educating the public about the human-canine bond. Get to know our key staff members and read their bios below.
Executive Director & CEO
Alan Fausel brings with him over 30 years of art-world experience as a scholar, curator, and appraiser. His curatorial career began at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in the department of European Sculpture and Decorative Art. He was then appointed curator of the Frick Art Museum in Pittsburgh. He has been with the auction houses Butterfields in San Francisco and Doyle and Bonhams in New York since 1990. Mr. Fausel has been a regular on the paintings table of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW since the series' first season in 1997. He taught at New York University in the Graduate School of Arts Education from 1999-2017. He is a frequent lecturer to groups including the Appraiser's Association of America.
Manager of Educational Programs
Emily Brostek develops and facilitates programming for visitors of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy as the Museum’s Manager of Educational Programs. She has experience in fine arts and museums from her work in curatorial, education, and development positions throughout her career. Brostek is a devoted football fan of her alma mater, Penn State University, where she studied History and Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies. She is published as a co-curator for RISE. at Seton Hall University’s Walsh Gallery, during which time she earned her MA in Museum Professions. Brostek is excited to assist, challenge, and inspire visitors to view art with new perspectives at the Museum.
Originally from Connecticut, Jeana Wunderlich earned her BA in Studio Art and Arts Administration from Drew University and an MA in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University. She has done administrative and educational work in museums and fine arts organizations across the country, including the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit, New Jersey and the Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency in Saugatuck, Michigan. Though not a current dog owner, she grew up with a cocker spaniel-beagle mix named Susie, whose hobbies included snoozing on the couch and digging up moles in the backyard.
Manager of Membership & Visitor Experience
Bringing her background in fundraising and donor relations to this role, Molly Marcotte ensures that each and every person’s visit to the AKC Museum of the Dog is the best it can possibly be. Molly oversees the Membership program, retail, admissions, event rentals and other revenue generating operations for the Museum. She received her BA in Economics from Pace University but considers herself a perpetual student in the school of life. When she is not contemplating what to name her future dog, Molly enjoys cooking, brewery hopping and improv.
Out of courtesy to our neighbors, only service dogs and invited demonstration dogs are allowed
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Service animals are welcome in the museum. The museum entrance is wheelchair accessible via the building’s main plaza on the corner of Park Ave and E 40th Street. Accessible elevators are located on the first floor of the museum to the left of the admissions desk and gift shop. Public restrooms include accessible facilities.
If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please feel free to contact the museum.