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The Museum of the Dog
A new shrine has been built to man’s best friend, said Joshua Barone in The New York Times. After decades in suburban St. Louis, the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog has returned to New York City, its original home, and set up shop on the lowest floors of a Park Avenue tower. To prepare for a visit, “imagine the home of that person you know who loves dogs a little too much.” The space is packed with dog-related toys, art, and artifacts—from the parachute of a Yorkie who served in World War II to a 30 million–year-old canid fossil. Cutting-edge technology plays a role, too. One touch-screen console matches each visitor with the dog breed he or she most resembles. (“I was a German pinscher, a revelation that haunted me for days.”) The museum’s real stars, though, are its paintings, with John Sargent Noble’s Pug and Terrier sharing wall space with a portrait of George H.W. Bush’s Millie sitting regally on the White House lawn.