Unique Instinct

November 15, 2023 - February 04, 2024

Scheduled to show concurrently with our popular exhibition Fashionable Dogs  (September 4 through December 31, 2023), Unique Instinct, presented in partnership with ROYAL CANIN®, will feature the work of contemporary photographers Tim Flach, Alexander Crispin, Eric Isselée and Dan Burn-Forti. The exhibition includes a sneak peek at ROYAL CANIN®’s upcoming campaign that further highlights the incredibly unique abilities and characteristics of canines and felines.

In addition to the photography collection, Unique Instinct will also display photographs from two winners selected from the ROYAL CANIN® Photography Awards. The competition invited international artists graduating from art, design and photography schools to celebrate the uniqueness of cats and dogs.

The exhibition can be viewed on the first floor of the Museum and will run from November 15, 2023 to February 4, 2024.

Museum Members at the Individual level and up are invited to attend the opening reception on November 15. Please click here or email membership@museumofthedog.org for more informaiton. 

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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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.