Laumeier Sculpture Park Exhibit Explores the Complex Dog-Human Relationship

ST. LOUIS, MO.- Laumeier Sculpture Park presents an exhibition that examines the complex intersection between our human behavior and that of our domesticated partners. Dog Days of Summer features the work of ten artists spanning nearly three centuries in both the indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces at Laumeier. The show explores the relationship between humans and canines as depicted in visual art, from an 18th century drawing to a 21st century site specific installation. The mutual impact humans and dogs have had on each other over time is a particular focus. “Dog Days of Summer continues Laumeier Sculpture Park’s on-going investigation of the ‘archaeology of place’,” said Marilu Knode, the exhibition co-curator and Laumeier’s Executive Director and the Aronson Endowed Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. “As one of only two accredited museums i