A new exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a collection of works depicting tragedies at sea and the heroic acts performed by both humans and canines. Senior Editor Christi McDonald highlights two lithographs from Sir Edwin Landseer’s paintings of Newfoundlands. Find out about one of the real-life models used to portray the breed’s water rescue prowess.
Blogger-in-Chief Billy Wheeler is making plans to be in Blue Bell, Pa., next month for the 78th edition of the Montgomery County Kennel Club’s Terriers-only spectacular. He’ll be joining the thousands of fanciers who make the pilgrimage each year to see which dog will have its name inscribed in the record books. Find out which dogs Billy thinks are among this year’s contenders.
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By Billy Wheeler
Summer is behind us and you can find exhibitors at your local show huddled around portable TVs & computer screens watching football in between ring calls. As soon as Monday Night Football begins, I start looking forward to the biggest event in the Terrier world, the Montgomery County Kennel Club show in Bluebell PA. This year’s show is scheduled for Sunday, October 7th. more
‘Shipwreck!’ at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
By Christi McDonald
The Winslow Homer painting, “The Life Line,” is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening September 22, 2012, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Painted in 1884, it depicts wildly stormy seas and giant waves threatening to overcome a figure who hangs from a pulley on a rescue line, holding fast to a young drowned woman in his arms. The dramatic scene sets the stage for the exhibit’s theme of catastrophes and rescues at sea, with artwork from the 17th through the middle of the 19th centuries. more