The Governor's Residence hosts two art exhibitions each year in the State Dining Room and State Reception Room.
The latest art exhibition, “If You Want a Friend in Politics, Get a Dog”, features 24 works of art on loan from the American Kennel Club. The exhibition is composed of artwork from the 19th and early 20th centuries and depicts a variety of dog breeds. The exhibition is the largest public display of American Kennel Club art in the organization’s history.
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 collection will be on display at the Governor’s Residence through January 2014.
The exhibition includes the following works:
• 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
• Yorkshire Terrier, unknown