The AKC Museum of the Dog will be open Wednesday - Sunday from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Key Staff


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.


Alan Fausel

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.


Emily Brostek

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.


Jeana Wunderlich

Assistant Curator

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.



Ellen MacNeille Charles, President 

Jane V. Love

Hon. David C. Merriam, Vice Chairperson 

Nancy J. Shaw

Dr. Robert E. Tainsh

Janet York



Gayle Bontecou, Vice President 

Brandi Hunter

Carol O’ Brien

Daphna Straus

Peter Rohslau, Treasurer 

Alan Kalter

Dr Thomas Schutte



Jeffrey Ansell, Chairperson 

James Crowley, Secretary 

Gina DiNardo

Ronald Menaker

Out of courtesy to our neighbors, only service dogs and invited demonstration dogs are allowed in the museum.


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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.

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Photography Policy

Non-flash photography is permitted in the Museum for personal (non commercial) use except where noted. Flash photography, videography and tripods are not permitted in the Museum.