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Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center - Fur, Feathers & Fins: our faithful pets

  • Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 13480 Dowell Road Solomons, MD, 20629 United States (map)

Annmarie After Hours Opening - Fr, Oct 7, 2016, 6-9:00pm

Archaeologists estimate that humans domesticated dogs approximately 30,000 to 40,000 years ago, but it is likely that our fascination with animals began long before then. Most of us have tried to touch a beautiful bird or hold that furry squirrel.  Why do we seek out the companionship of animals?  Why do we need to be close to them?  What needs to they fulfill?  Surveys report that about 62% of American households include a pet. What makes us crave the companionship of furry friends? This exhibit explores the wide world of pets, the role that our faithful companions play in our lives, and the impact that they have on our health and well-being.


  • Susan Fletcher, Former Owner of S. Fletcher-Skeens Gallery, Art Lover & Collector
  • Jane Rowe, B.A. Fine Arts, St. Mary's College of Maryland; Artist and Co-owner of Opal Fine Art Gallery, Leonardtown, Maryland

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