Did you know that the American Kennel Club has opened the Museum of the Dog, a collection dedicated to our four-legged friends?
Well, now you do. The exhibition is one of the largest of canine-related fine art and artifacts in the world...watercolors, paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics and bronzes...all featuring man's best friend. In addition, you'll see trophies, collars and other dog-related works.
You'll also find some cool interactive digital displays, like a touch-screen table that will enable you to explore different breeds. Or visual recognition software, where you can find out which breed looks like you!
A special exhibition, Hollywood Dogs, features drawings, portraits and posters of real pups made famous through television and the silver screen. Think Old Yeller and Lassie. Included are animated and cartoon dogs in old celluloid, pencil sketches, and cartoons (Snoopy!). (Through April 11th)
The museum is located in Murray Hill, pretty close to the Empire State Building, and tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for kids under 12 and $10 for youth (13-24) and seniors.
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