Due to impending inclement weather, the Museum and Bryant Park have made the difficult decision to CANCEL Paws on Parade scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd. We are sorry for any inconvenience.


Selections from the Archives: Historical References to Dog Collars and Harnesses

July 07, 2023 - September 04, 2023

Now on view in the third floor galleries! Peruse advertisements, advice columns, and photographs depicting dog collars, leashes, and harnesses over the decades. AKC Archivist Jaimie Fritz explores records of these objects through the lens of Identity & Restraint: Art of the Dog Collar as preserved in the American Kennel Club’s archival collection. Selections include advertising magazines from Purina and Ken-L foods, The Dog Book by John Rendel, and postcard books from the Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery and the Leeds Castle Foundation showing historical collars from private collections modeled on live dogs in the 1990’s.

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



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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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.