NYC is Getting America’s First Art Show for Dogs

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This is an art show FOR your furry friend, tailor made to generate wags in the name of art. Get ready FiDi, you’re about to get some Canine-connoisseurs in the neighborhood.

This isn’t an exhibition about dogs, nor a normal exhibition you are welcome to take your dog to; this is an art exhibition for your dog.

dOGUMENTA is coming to Brookfield Place in FiDi on August 11, and thanks to some clever ideas on how dogs see the world, and how they interact with their environment, the show promises an art exhibition tailor made for mans best friend.

The art in the exhibition, the first of its kind in the country, is hung low enough to be in eyeshot of your pupper, and a lot of the work uses hues of greenish-yellows and blues, the color spectrum that your dog can see.

Before you think that this is some kind of publicity stunt, or skims on the art in favor of just entertaining a dog for an hour or so, dOGUMENTA‘s creator, Jessica Dawson, is the former art critic for the Washington Post… luck for your pooch, she’s a dog lover too. Dawson is well known for visiting galleries in Chelsea with her Yorkshire Terrier in tow (see the images below). The show has work from artists like Eleanna Anagnos, Graham Caldwell, Kathryn Cornelius, Merav Ezer and Eric Hibit.

The Exhibition opens on August 11 and goes on until August 13, from 8 am to 8 pm. That does exclude from 1–4 pm to protect your pup’s paws from the heat.

Jason Falchook
Jason Falchook
Jason Falchook
Jason Falchook

Featured image source [dogumenta | Jason Falchook]

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