If you have had the opportunity to visit the NSLM’s current exhibition Identity and Restraint: The Art of the Dog Collar, you probably found yourself gazing up at this magnificent painting in Gallery 2 called I Hear a Voice by Maud Earl (British, 1864 – 1943) on loan from our exhibition partners, the American Kennel Club Museum […]
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By Colleen Yarger, George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator of Library Collections and Emily Reeb, Clarice & Robert H. Smith Education Coordinator As many of you may know, on Thursday, December 15, 2022, the NSLM will be hosting a round table discussion on bird dogs (also known as gun dogs). With a wonderful group of panelists […]
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As the annual Interfaith Blessing of the Animals approaches, we at the NSLM find ourselves drawn once again to the tradition’s beginnings as well as seeking out artistic and archival examples in our collections. Within the NSLM’s own holdings exist several examples of Blessing the Animals imagery, with the Patricia W. MacVeagh Photo Collection boasting a […]
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