New York City is known for some of the most iconic museums in the country. There’s the Met, the MoMA -- and who could forget the Museum of Sex?
Next on the list? A museum of dogs. While we’d all prefer a multi-room building just brimming with puppies running around, alas, that’s not what Museum of the Dog is all about. Rather than a kitschy, Instagrammable playground akin to pop-up museums like the Hall of Breakfast and Museum of Selfies, though, Museum of the Dog is genuinely dedicated to everything about man’s best friend you could learn.
Curated by the American Kennel Club, a purebred breed registry, Museum of the Dog has been stationed in West St. Louis County, Mo. for the past 32 years, but will now move to its original home in Midtown on Feb. 8. Friendly reminder that the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show starts Feb. 9. Sounds like a picture perfect weekend getaway.
Museum of the Dog isn’t just a random institution filled with dog paraphernalia -- it's serious stuff. The exhibits are comprised of works by artists like Edwin Landseer, Maud Earl and Arthur Wardle and it's the only one in New York that’s 100 percent dedicated to pups.
This is fine art, people. Paintings, sculptures, figurines and interactive displays (one of them being a station that matches a visitor’s photo with their dog twin) alike will proudly be on display to honor our furry friends.
You’ll walk out of Museum of the Dog a right genius on every breed out there and with a newfound appreciation for your little rascal at home.