August 2, 1864~ First running of the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

Portrait of the Thoroughbred Kentucky (detail) by Edward Troye

c.1866 / Oil on canvas / 31”x38 3/4” / Image: Wikipedia, Gooreen Collection, Public Domain

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Previous August 2 posts:

Self Portraits~August 2

Auguste Bartholdi: Born on August 2, 1834

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/2~

May 23, 1911~ Dedication of The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library Lions by Edward Clark Potter

1911 / Pink Tennessee marble / 72”x144” / The New York Public Library

Birthing the New York Public Library Lions~
http://mentalfloss.com/article/73386/birthing-new-york-public-library-lions

Previous May 23 posts:

Love & War~ May 23

Margaret Wise Brown: Born May 23, 1910

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/23~

December 30~ Animals in Art

Untitled (Dancing Dog)  by  Keith Haring

1981 / Sumi ink, and acrylic on paper mounted on canvas / 107”x186” / Private collection

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Standing Glass Fish  by  Frank Gehry

1986 / Wood, glass, steel, silicone, plexiglass, and rubber / 22 feet high /
Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, on long-term loan from the Minneapolis/Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden