For the Love of Humans: A History of Dogs

For the Love of Humans: A History of Dogs will take you on a journey through the timeless relationship between dogs and humans.

Explore the early domestication of dogs, drawing on the latest archaeological discoveries. Travel back in time to witness first evidence of dog burials in Bronze Age Thailand. View ancient skeletal remains from the Janey B. Goode site in Southern Illinois and learn about the impact of dogs discovered in Illinois. 

Experience the diverse ways dogs enrich our lives. From their work in law enforcement and rescue to therapy and companionship, For the Love of Humans: A History of Dogs examines how the unique bond between humans and dogs has deepened over time. 

Discover how NIU became the Huskies and learn about the history of NIU’s mascots by viewing photographs, memorabilia, costumes and different depictions of Huskies across campus.

Learn to become an activist for dogs by volunteering and donating to local shelters, living cruelty-free, and much more.  

Open to the public

Exhibition Dates:
January 14, 2019 – May 10, 2019
(Closed March 10-17, 2019 for Spring Recess)

Gallery Hours:
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10 a.m. - 2pm Friday

Saturdays by Appointment

Thursday, January 17 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

More dates through May 9, 2019

Pick Museum of Anthropology, Cole Hall Rm 114
41.9343,-88.7688, DeKalb, IL 60115