UPCOMING EVENTS

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  • 8/20 Tuesday
    Paws to Read

    Paws to Read

    Tuesday, August 20 — Friday, August 23
    12pm — 12:30pm

    Take time this summer at the Museum to read! Paws to Read is a great way to spark interest in reading at an early age, while preparing children for group activities at school in the fall. Children will listen to a story and participate in an art activity relating to the book of the week.

    Drop in each week for a new book and new craft the whole summer! Paws to Read is free with the cost of admission and geared towards children 4-6 years old, but all are welcome.

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  • 8/24 Saturday
    Dog Days of Summer

    Dog Days of Summer

    Saturday, August 24 — Sunday, August 25
    10am — 5pm

    Dog Days of Summer is a local artist showcase culminating summer festivities at the Museum of the Dog. In celebration of our Women and Dogs in Art in the Early 20th Century exhibition, we are inviting local female canine artists to exhibit their works at tables, give live demonstrations of their craft, and engage our visitors during the weekend of August 24th and 25th. What better way to see how far female artists have come than to tour MOD’s 20th century artists then embrace the talent of women in our own community.

    Congratulations to the selected female artists and thank you to all of our applicants! We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • 8/27 Tuesday
    Paws to Read

    Paws to Read

    Tuesday, August 27 — Friday, August 30
    12pm — 12:30pm

    Take time this summer at the Museum to read! Paws to Read is a great way to spark interest in reading at an early age, while preparing children for group activities at school in the fall. Children will listen to a story and participate in an art activity relating to the book of the week.

    Drop in each week for a new book and new craft the whole summer! Paws to Read is free with the cost of admission and geared towards children 4-6 years old, but all are welcome.

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  • 9/13 Friday
    Pastel Workshop

    Pastel Workshop

    Friday, September 13 6pm — 8:30pm

    Enjoy private access to the AKC Museum after the doors close to the public. Make your way to the library for a step-by-step demonstration with Karen Miura on pastel painting dogs — bring a photo of your pet, or use her dog Lucy as your muse! Opportunities afterward to play with Lucy and socialize with other canine-loving adventurers.

    Tickets Available Soon!

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  • 9/14 Saturday
    Meet the Breed: Clumber Spaniel

    Meet the Breed: Clumber Spaniel

    Saturday, September 14 1pm — 3pm

    Meet the Clumber Spaniel in our library on September 14th! Dog owner Sarah will be available to answer your questions about the breed and learn about its personality, lifestyle and more! We invite you to get up close and make a new furry friend of Katie, the Clumber Spaniel.

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  • 9/17 Tuesday
    Dogs After the Job: Retired Police Canine Foundation

    Dogs After the Job: Retired Police Canine Foundation

    Tuesday, September 17 1pm — 3pm

    After training interactive dog Molly and learning about Dogs on the Job during your visit, make your way to the library to meet Richard Geraci, Trustee of the Retired Police Canine Foundation (RPCF). Learn about the organization and its mission to raise awareness about the service dogs provide in homeland security , community police work, and border patrol – and to relieve the financial burden of those who adopt these dogs when they retire by assisting with vet bills, securing housing, and assisting with other expenses.

    Drop in to learn more about dogs in the force and their life when they retire.

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  • 9/19 Thursday

    Painting a Master

    Thursday, September 19 12:30pm — 2:30pm

    Walk through the galleries and see an old masterpiece come to life. Watch artist Johanne Mangi paint her own rendition of some of the most renown artworks from the Museum collection. 

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  • 10/15 Tuesday

    Painting a Master

    Tuesday, October 15 12:30pm — 2:30pm

    Walk through the galleries and see an old masterpiece come to life. Watch artist Johanne Mangi paint her own rendition of some of the most renown artworks from the Museum collection. 

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  • 10/16 Wednesday
    October Pastel Workshop

    October Pastel Workshop

    Wednesday, October 16 6pm — 8:30pm

    Enjoy private access to the AKC Museum after the doors close to the public. Make your way to the library for a step-by-step demonstration with Karen Miura on pastel painting dogs — bring a photo of your pet, or use her dog Lucy as your muse! Opportunities afterward to play with Lucy and socialize with other canine-loving adventurers.

    Tickets Available Soon!

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  • 10/20 Sunday
    Dagger DogVinci: Painting Demo

    Dagger DogVinci: Painting Demo

    Sunday, October 20 11am — 1pm

    Meet Dagger...the Painting Dog! Come see Yvonne and her dog Dagger as he paints in the Museum library! Dagger "The Do Good Dog" has sold over 450 paintings and has donated over $130,000 to charity to date. Dagger's Paint 'N Paw Workshops have become extremely popular keeping him busy as he travels from libraries & schools bringing his message of Education and Community Service to each. Stop by to seem him and snap a picture in our library!

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  • 11/12 Tuesday
    November Pastel Workshop

    November Pastel Workshop

    Tuesday, November 12 6pm — 8:30pm

    Enjoy private access to the AKC Museum after the doors close to the public. Make your way to the library for a step-by-step demonstration with Karen Miura on pastel painting dogs — bring a photo of your pet, or use her dog Lucy as your muse! Opportunities afterward to play with Lucy and socialize with other canine-loving adventurers.

     

    Tickets Available Soon!

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  • 11/19 Tuesday
    Cheetah Conservation Fund: Dogs Saving Cats Lecture

    Cheetah Conservation Fund: Dogs Saving Cats Lecture

    Tuesday, November 19 6:30pm — 8pm

    Dogs saving cats…can you believe it! Join us at the Museum for an exclusive lecture featuring guest speaker Brian Badger of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Learn about the Livestock Guarding Dog program and the impact of Anatolian Shepherds aiding in cheetah conservation in Namibia. This lecture is available from 6:30-8pm, including time for a half hour lecture, Q&A with Brian, and the opportunity to privately tour the Museum space afterhours.

    Brian Badger is the Director of Conservation & Outreach for the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in the United States. Brian’s has been associated with CCF more than 16 years and that includes working as CCF’s Operations Manager for five years at the CCF Research and Education Centre, which serves as the International Headquarters for CCF’s global operations in Namibia where Livestock Guarding Dogs help save cheetah in the wild.

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  • 11/29 Friday
    In The Author’s Corner: The Muttcracker

    In The Author’s Corner: The Muttcracker

    Friday, November 29 12pm — 1pm

    Start out the holiday season with a reading from author Donna Parrey of The Muttcracker! The book and illustrations tell the classic tale of the Nutcracker with a doggy twist! Listen to hear the different breeds mentioned in this holiday tail to add a special memory with your family during your visit.

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  • 12/11 Wednesday
    December Pastel Workshop

    December Pastel Workshop

    Wednesday, December 11 6pm — 8:30pm

    Enjoy private access to the AKC Museum after the doors close to the public. Make your way to the library for a step-by-step demonstration with Karen Miura on pastel painting dogs — bring a photo of your pet, or use her dog Lucy as your muse! Opportunities afterward to play with Lucy and socialize with other canine-loving adventurers.

    Tickets Available Soon!

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    Plan a visit for your dog at the AKC CANINE RETREAT!

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


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    Accessibility

    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.