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 can sometimes muzzle a dog lover's appreciation for art."

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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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