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.

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Discover the latest news and updates at AKC Museum of the Dog! We always have exciting things going on, so stay up-to-date with our news stories and press releases. For inquiries, please contact: communications@akc.org

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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USA TODAY - The Museum of the Dog is set to debut in New York City

January 08, 2019
"New York City is going to the dogs. The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog will open its doors in midtown Manhattan on Feb. 8, just a few days before the start of the popular 142-year old Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The space, located in the Kalikow Building at 101 Park Avenue, will house one of the world’s largest collections of canine fine art. It marks the museum’s return to New York after a 32-year absence. The museum had moved to West St. Louis County, Missouri, during that time. The American Kennel Club (AKC) decided it was time to bring the collection back to…
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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.