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Special art exhibits at Dog Museum feature Dachshunds, dog shows, Cavaliers

AKC Museum of the Dog
AKC Museum of the Dog
K. Wall,

The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog in St. Louis regularly displays more than 700 original pieces of dog-related art and artifacts. This year, the Dog Museum’s calendar includes three special exhibits that may be of interest to lovers of dogs, art and both.

Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 19: The Dog Museum will present “The Dachshund in Art!” in conjunction with the Dachshund Club of America’s national specialty being held in the St. Louis area. The exhibit features Dachshund-related art from the museum’s collection, as well as works in bronze by St. Louis artist Joy Kroeger Beckner

Thursday, May 23 through Sunday, June 16: “Dog Show Scenes” will include 10 contemporary paintings by California artist Terry Chacon. Also, photographs by Karin O’Very of Springfield, Mo., will be on display.

Friday, June 14 through Sunday, Sept, 29: “Dogs, of Course!” will feature a selection of bronzes by Janet York, an artist, author and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel enthusiast from New York. Also being displayed will be photographs by California artist Dave Mills.

The Dog Museum is located at 1721 S. Mason Road in west St. Louis County’s Queeny Park. It’s open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for seniors and $1 for children ages 5 to 14. Dogs are welcome.