Oklahoma City, OK – September 15, 2018 – The Tulsa Art and Cultural Museum (TACOM) is pleased to announce the first public exhibition of cat art in the United States.
TACOM’s Cat Exhibition is an exhibition celebrating the art of cat owners, celebrating cats as a part of a growing movement, and exploring how animals and their owners contribute to our shared humanity.
“This exhibition is an opportunity to showcase the diversity of cat ownership in the country and across the globe,” said TACO President, Dr. James Davenport.
“We’re proud to be a part, and encourage the local community to get involved.
The goal of this exhibition is to engage with people about the cat and the animal in our lives.
This exhibition will include artwork from Oklahoma City artists, as well as Oklahoma City-based artists and curators.
The art in this exhibition will also be housed at the Museum of Tulsa’s new Cat Pavilion, a space that allows the public to explore the diversity and depth of cat culture.””
Tulsa is a beautiful place to live and work.
We’ve always been a city of innovators and a city that welcomes people of all walks of life,” said Art Director of the Tulsa Art Museum, Dr Sarah Egan.
“I am thrilled that TACom has chosen to take this initiative to showcase some of the city’s most unique and vibrant cat artwork.
This is a rare opportunity to see an artist’s work and share it with a global audience.”
The Tulsa Cat Exhibition will take place from August 12 to September 30, 2018 at the TACOME Museum, at the intersection of Oklahoma City and Tulsa Avenues.
It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with performances beginning at 6 p.r.m..
Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 at the door.
“Tulsans unique cat culture is celebrated at the Tulsa Museum, and I am very proud of TAComs vision for the exhibition,” said Dr. Egan, who is also the Tulsa-based curator of the museum’s exhibit, The Art of the Cat.
“With the success of this cat exhibition, TAComm is now committed to the next step: building a dedicated space for this art, to encourage the public and the artist to share their creative expression.
This new space will be dedicated to the community’s continued interest in cats and their care.”