Dogs: Faithful and True

Exhibition Website

Mar 4 2017 - Aug 6 2017

Plan to visit the Eiteljorg in spring and summer 2017 and experience Dogs: Faithful and True. The new exhibit will explore the enduring presence and contributions of dogs as companions, workers and heroes in Native American and Western cultures.

In Native cultures, dogs serve as pack animals with travois or sleds or as guardians; and in both Native and Western cultures, dogs serve as hunters, herders and treasured companions.

Includes paintings and sculptures of dogs and their people by Western artists, historic prints of dogs by 19th-century naturalist John. J. Audubon, interactive video experiences on the diversity of dog breeds, Native American objects that illustrate dogs’ role in transportation and  historic and contemporary photographs and art works of dogs as workers, heroes and companions on ranches, reservations and other locales in the West.

In addition to seeing art and artifacts, there will be extensive dog-related programming that will honor our canine companions and their contributions to Native America and the West. You’ll get to meet an Iditarod musher and her dogs, participate in fun art workshops and much, much more. Look for Dogs: Faithful and True in 2017.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • American
  • Animals / Wildlife / Nature
  • Howard Post
  • John James Audubon
  • Shelly Mosman

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