photo by John Anderson

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"In the Company of Cats and Dogs" Exhibit at the Blanton

Is it any wonder that cats and dogs are plastered all over the Internet? As a species, we’ve been gaga over them for quite some time. The Blanton got to the heart of our complex intergenus relationships with its summer exhibit “In the Company of Cats and Dogs,” featuring a deftly curated array of artists and media, from Egyptian cat sculptures to Internet videos: Hogarth engravings and weird Dutch protosurrealism; Wegman’s photographs (of course), but also Picasso’s poodle collage and Goya’s storm clouds. Topping it off? A hashtagged contest featuring viewers’ photo re-creations of a work from the show. #Squee.

The Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. MLK, 512/471-7324
www.blantonmuseum.org

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