WE ARE NOW OPEN

The AKC Museum of the Dog has reopened as of August 25!
Upcoming Exhibitions

WHAT’S COMING UP

Get an idea of what to expect coming up at the Museum of the Dog! This page outlines our upcoming exhibitions until 2021.

2020

In From the Cold: Viennese Cold-Painted Bronzes
November 17, 2020 - April 11, 2021
In From the Cold: Viennese Cold-Painted Bronzes

2021

Hollywood and Comic Dogs
January 5 - April 11, 2021
Hollywood and Comic Dogs
Dogs of War and Peace
May 4 - August 8, 2021
Dogs of War and Peace
Dogs in war and service dogs keeping the peace.
Fashion Dogs
September 7, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Fashion Dogs
To be held during Fashion Week and Westminster Dog Show. Paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs from the permanent collection.

2022

A Day in the Life of a Show Dog
January 3 - March 27, 2022
A Day in the Life of a Show Dog
Science of the Dog
January 11 - July 10, 2022
Science of the Dog
Smooth and Rough: Fox Terriers
May 3 - August 28, 2022
Smooth and Rough: Fox Terriers
Selections from the museum, AKC and Kennel Club as well as private collections.
Permanent Collection

The permanent collection of the museum is one of the finest and largest collections of canine-related fine art and artifacts in the world. It comprises paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, ceramics and bronzes. Additionally, objects such as trophies, collars and other dog-related works are included in the collection.

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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.