The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog will be opening its doors at the organization’s Park Avenue headquarters in January.
Dog lovers, you’re in for a treat. After 32 years, the AKC is heading back to their original home in New York City to show off their collection of the most famous paintings, sculptures, and renderings of Fido in the world.
From 1982 to 1986 the museum was located at the New York Life Building. However, it was relocated to St. Louis, Missouri where the collection was housed for over 30 years. This year, the AKC has decided to relocate to the Park Avenue location where their headquarters, library, and archives are currently located.
For the new opening, the Museum of the Dog is rebranding and focusing on updating their image. This includes a focus on interactive exhibitions like a “Find Your Match” kiosk where you can take a photo and get matched with an AKC-registered dog breed that is most similar to you. The museum will also be kid-friendly and technologically forward. A tour guide app with a virtual furry friend named Arty will take youngsters and their parents through the museum.
Of course, all those 21st-century innovations are complemented by two whole floors of wonderfully awful paintings that you’d typically only see at your Great Aunt Ruth’s house. The most famous artists of the doggie world such as Sir Edwin Landseer and Maud Earl (both featured) will be on display.
While the opening date hasn’t been released yet, the exhibit is set to debut in January. You can find more information on the AKC website.
Address: 101 Park Avenue
Price: $15 adults,$10 students, seniors, youth and military/veterans, $5 children under 12