Posts with tag American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog

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Dogs in Art: Matilda Lotz at the AKC Museum of the Dog

As part of Best In Show Daily’s ongoing series highlighting artwork on display at the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, today we feature a painting by artist Matilda Lotz entitled “At the Garden Gate.” This piece was a gift to the museum from former AKC Chairman Ron Menaker and his wife, Kathy. Matilda Lotz… read more

Dogs Blessed at Museum of the Dog

About 30 dogs had a special outing in St. Louis last weekend to the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog for a Blessing of the Animals. Such events are held around the country in the spring or fall each year, often on the grounds of churches and in city parks. The dogs’ human companions who… read more

“Lloyd,” by Reuben Ward Binks. Photo courtesy of the AKC Museum of the Dog.

Dogs in Art: Reuben Ward Binks

Today’s featured painting from the AKC Museum of the Dog is “Lloyd,” by British artist Reuben Ward Binks. The portrait of a Bloodhound was originally part of the Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge collection, and was a gift to the museum from Elizabeth Mendenhall. Rueben Ward Binks, born in England in 1880, showed early promise as an… read more

A photo of Bang Away by Rudolph Tauskey appeared on this 1951 cover of The Dog News, one of the dog show publications of the day.

Dogs in Art: Bang Away, the 1951 Westminster BIS Winner

As noted in the last installment of Best In Show Daily’s ongoing series highlighting the AKC Museum of the Dog, artwork from as early as the 17th century to the modern day is housed in St. Louis, telling not only the history of the dog itself, but in many ways of AKC dog shows as… read more

“Millie on the South Lawn,” by Christine Merrill. Photo courtesy of the AKC Museum of the Dog.

Dogs in Art: A Famous First Dog at the AKC Museum

For Best In Show Daily’s ongoing series highlighting artwork on display at the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, today’s featured painting is an oil on board by contemporary American pet portraitist Christine Merrill entitled “Millie on the South Lawn,” dated 1990 and donated to the museum by the William Secord Gallery. Merrill is… read more