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The New York Times - A Museum of Man’s Best Friend, From Fossils to Virtual Reality

February 13, 2019
"Imagine the home of that person you know who loves dogs a little too much: figurines, stuffed animals, artwork that elevates house pets to the realm of saints. Add cutting-edge touch-screen tables and a high-class Park Avenue address, and you more or less have the American Kennel Club’s Museum of the Dog, which recently moved to New York, its original home, after decades in the suburbs of St. Louis. The airy museum, on the lowest floors of a tower near Grand Central Terminal, houses the American Kennel Club’s collection of art, artifacts and everything imaginable related to dogs: a Victorian…
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USA TODAY - Museum of the Dog opens in New York: A kid-friendly spot for dog lovers

February 07, 2019
"These are not your average pets. Not just any doggy qualifies for an oil painting. These are pampered purebreds, from modern times and from centuries past, all beloved by their wealthy human companions. After 32 years in St. Louis, the American Kennel Club's Museum of the Dog has moved back to New York. The new location is at 101 Park Ave., between 40th and 41st streets. The paintings in the current exhibition are from the extensive art collection of the American Kennel Club, known for its appreciation of the beauty of purebreds. But this attention to standards and detail in real dogs…
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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.