ladies, gentlemen, cats and dogs

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:02.

Gloria Plevin (1934-) Courtesy of the Verne Collection

 

As I personally reflect on the state of affairs in Northeast Ohio--are we kitschy, or cool? -- ART NEO presents: 

ARTmeow: The Cool Cats of Cleveland

With over 100 years of cats by Cleveland area artists on display, ARTmeow explores the cat's iconic role of artistic muse. As cat memes and animated gifs take over the internet, it is a good time to reflect on how our feline friends have impacted the history of art. ARTmeow not only looks at the past and present representations of cats in fine art, it also presents an interactive visitor driven display consisting of an Instagram slide show composed of photos tagged #ARTmeow.

Such an apropo topic for a town with a serious art-world attitude, but so often bogged down by "cattiness." 

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