Wednesday, December 18, 2019

SATURDAY: Sketch the Woof!

Thanks to Suzanne Cleary 
for suggesting this event

The AKC Museum of the Dog preserves, interprets and celebrates the role of dogs in society and educates the public about the human-canine bond through its collection of art and exhibits that inspire engagement with dogs.

Founded in 1982, the AKC Museum of the Dog was originally located in The New York Life Building at 51 Madison Avenue as a part of the AKC headquarters. In 1987, the Museum of the Dog was moved to a new location in Queeny Park, West St. Louis County, Missouri. After over 30 great years at Queeny Park, the decision was made to bring the Museum back to its original home and reunite it with the AKC headquarters and collection.

Combining fine art with high-tech interpretive displays, the Museum of the Dog’s new home at 101 Park Ave hopes to capture the hearts and minds of its visitors. Located in the iconic Kalikow building, the Museum will offer rotating exhibits featuring objects from its 1,700-piece collection and 4,000-volume library.

The Museum has welcomed New York City Urban Sketchers for this Saturday.  For dog fans /as a part of their Meet the Breed program there will be a beautiful live Gordon Setter visiting from 12 to 2 PM.   The owner/breeder will be discussing the breed which could be a great time for us to sketch.

A Gordon Setter the AKC featured dog this Saturday


WHEN: This Saturday, December 21, 2019, starting at 10:00 AM.
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WHERE: The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, 101 Park Ave, (Finding it:  I'm told the real entrance is on 40th Street around the corner from 101 Park Ave.  Look for a picture of a dog above the entrance.)

-    There is a fee but we are receive the special group rate.
-    Let the cashier know that you are an Urban Sketcher

Group Rates:
-  Adult $13.50
-  Child (Under 12) $4.00
-  Senior (Over 65) $9.00
-  Student / Youth (13-24) $9.00
-  Active Military / Veteran $9.00

By Subway
4, 5, 6 7 and S trains to Grand Central Station and walk two blocks south

LUNCH12:00  Noon - We'll walk to Grand Central Station to eat in the Food Court on the lower level.  Lots of food choices or bring your own.

AFTERNOON1:15 PM - Back to sketching at the museum

SHOW and TELL3 PM.  We'll try to have our closing at the museum.  If the space doesn't work we'll go to the same place where we ate lunch at Grand Central.  Show and Tell if the social part of the day where we will share our day's drawings and tell cool art stories.

-  The museum says stools are unnecessary.  They will provide chairs if we want to sit and sketch.  (I like these people!)

If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128

There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome.

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