Pet Party at Hogarth's House
Pets allowed to see the Pug's Progress: William Hogarth and Animals exhibition
For one day only, Hogarth’s House is inviting you to bring your own pets to see the new exhibition, Pug’s Progress: William Hogarth and Animals.
The special day takes place on Saturday, 3 September from 12pm - 5pm. Admission is free for both humans and pets.
Renowned during his own lifetime for his love of his love of animals, the gallery room is being opened up at the old home of the artist William Hogarth (1697-1764) for social pets that would enjoy an afternoon out .
They can spend time in the exhibition room while their owners find out about the lives of animals in eighteenth-century Britain through Hogarth’s art and explore the different experiences of animals in Georgian society, from pampered pet monkeys to overworked carthorses.
The exhibition also introduces Hogarth’s own pets – you can see the souvenir Hogarth had printed for his pug, Trump, when they visited the frost fair held on the frozen Thames, on loan from a private collection.
Both owners and animals can relax in the walled garden during their visit.
August 27, 2016