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Museum of Dog Opens in Massachusetts


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A museum dedicated to dogs has officially opened in North Adams, Mass. Museum of Dog (M.O.D.) is a tribute to dogs everywhere. Housed in an antique hardware store building, just blocks from Mass MoCA, it is the newest addition to the many cultural attractions in the Berkshires, a popular vacation destination in Western Massachusetts.   

M.O.D. houses a collection of dog memorabilia ranging from antique dog collars to Wegman photographs and everything dog. Jesse Freiden of Massachusetts, Carolyn Carr of Atlanta and Kathy Ruttenberg of New York are a few of the artists included in the museum's permanent collection. 

M.O.D. will present a special exhibit, "Come See About Me: Daisy,” as part of the upcoming ArtWeek festival happening April 27-May 6.  Daisy's exhibit will continue through October 2018. Hundreds of events will be presented across the Commonwealth during the 10-day creative festival.

ArtWeek is an award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to arts, culture and the creative process. Now an annual statewide festival, ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and recently expanded its footprint across the Commonwealth.

M.O.D.’s, “Come See About Me: Daisy” exhibit, shares the fun-loving story of a sweet, highly energetic rescue dog. From her huge foster home letters to her self-created sculptures and other art forms, visitors will experience her beloved Jeep (Wrangler) and the movement that inspires her.  

M.O.D. is located at 55 Union Street in North Adams, Mass. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children. 

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