Seven cabinets will highlight different aspects of the cat. From the seductive cats that captivated French artistic circles in 19th-century Paris as symbols of the city’s vibrant nightlife, to cats living the good life while purring and sleeping through each of their nine lives. The rebellious cats we know from the numerous slapstick-like videos that are massively liked on the internet are also featured in the exhibition. A large collection of posters and illustrations shows that cats are often symbolic of femininity and elegance. The exhibition presents conventional masterpieces by Henriëtte Ronner-Knip and Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen as well as work by contemporary artists such as David Shrigley, Wallasse Ting and the majestic cat photos of Marie Cecile Thijs. This varied selection of artworks offers an insight into the role cats have played in art and explores what make cats so attractive.
This autumn’s cuddliest family exhibition
Inspired by cats
Cats in boxes, cats pulling faces, cats with unique abnormalities and cats with strange habits are very popular on the internet. International cat sensations such as Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub, as well as some Dutch favourites, are the greatest internet celebrities of this day and age. The exhibition includes (interactive) assignments that give visitors an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a cat. On their hands and feet, young as well as old visitors can creep unseen past bushes and under hedges while other cat lovers can parade on the Catwalk. Visitors can participate in a crash course in ‘doing nothing’ and make their voices heard during meow karaoke. Cat owners can honour their deceased pets by giving them a place in cat heaven and anyone can share a photo of his or her favourite cat-a-like. All senses will be stimulated in this cuddly family exhibition inspired by cats.
The exhibition was developed in collaboration with Le Musée du Chat, Het KattenKabinet and Gallery Delaive.
Nationale-Nederlanden behoort met ruim 5 miljoen particuliere en zakelijke klanten tot de grootste en meest toonaangevende financiële dienstverleners van Nederland.
Le Musée du Chat
Le Musée du Chat