Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett Announces American Kennel Club Art Exhibition at the Governor’s Residence
Exhibit is the Largest Display of AKC Art in the Organization’s History
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett today announced the latest art exhibition at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg, “If You Want a Friend in Politics, Get a Dog.” The exhibition is on loan from the American Kennel Club and can be seen during the Residence public tours beginning September 3.
“The governor and I are thrilled to partner with the American Kennel Club to offer this rare art exhibition featuring man’s best friend,” Mrs. Corbett said. “As dog lovers, we hope that visitors will enjoy and appreciate this unique display of canine art.”
The exhibition highlights artwork from the 19(th) and early 20(th) centuries. Twenty four pieces depicting a variety of dog breeds are on display through January 2014.
“The American Kennel Club takes pride in its extensive canine art collection,” Alan Kalter, Chairman of the American Kennel Club said. “The manner in which these devoted and faithful companions are portrayed illustrates the esteem and affection in which they have always been held. We are especially pleased at the opportunity to share the unique collection with the dog-loving public.”
The American Kennel Club art collection is one of the largest purebred dog art collections in the world, with more than 200 pieces. Select artwork from the collection has been displayed at museums throughout the country, including the Bruce Museum, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, and the Orlando Museum of Art.
The fall season public tours at the Governor’s Residence are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., from Sept. 3 through Oct. 24, 2013. Tours are conducted by volunteer docents at no charge. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the tour line at 717-772-9130.
The art exhibition will also be on display Sunday, Sept. 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. as part of “Second Sundays” at the Governor’s Residence. The series of free, family-friendly events have been held throughout the summer. The September event is held in conjunction with the Art Association of Harrisburg’s annual Gallery Walk.
For more information, visit www.pa.gov/firstlady
Media contact: Kirsten Page, Governor’s Press Office, 717-783-1116
Ashley Mostek, First Lady’s Office, 717-787-1965
Editor’s Note: The following American Kennel Club artwork is on display at the Governor’s Residence:
-- Prince, 1870 -- I Hear a Voice, 1896 -- A Pointer, unknown -- My Scotties, c. 1930 -- Waiting for Mistress, unknown -- Pug and Wirehaired Dachshund, c. 1875 -- A Landseer Newfoundland, unknown -- Three Wheaten Scottish Terriers, 1947 -- Setter and Pointer on Point, unknown -- For Sale, Setter Puppies, unknown -- Champion Bang Away of Sirrah Crest, 1957 -- Under the Mistletoe, 1935 -- Bob, A Gordon Setter, no year -- Champion Merlin, 1904 -- Mark's Rush, c. 1923 -- Windholm's Bartender, unknown -- Barry, the Mastiff, unknown -- Silent Sorrow, 1910 -- A Bloodhound, unknown -- Greyhounds, 1833 -- French Bulldog, 1874 -- Borzoi, unknown -- Borzoi, unknown -- Yorkshire Terrier, unknown
SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the First Lady