Oh My Dog!

May 25 – Nov. 3

Guest Curated by Chris Finn

Can a dog truly be a best friend? Have you ever considered the complex roles that dogs have played in human life over time? This exhibition will showcase a selection of historical and contemporary works by diverse artists of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds who have focused on the dog as a symbol. It will consider a variety of perspectives on the dog's relationship to humans around cultural identity, social and aesthetic values, ethics, animal rights, lifestyle, and consumerism.

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Painting of a Dog

Florence Carlyle (1864-1923)

"St. Bernard", July 1897

oil on canvas

Gift of Edna Naylor, 1983

1983.002.001

Woodstock Art Gallery Collection