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Exhibition: The Cat Lover Speaks, May-July 2012

Elizabeth Bonsall. “The Cat-Lover Speaks.” Original drawing (circa 1913) for The Cat by Agnes Repellier (New York, 1913)

An exhibition of books and images of our feline friends, curated by Sally Fisher '12 Neilson Library Level 3, May through July, 2012.

Friday, June 22: 4-5:30 pm
Book Arts Gallery,
Neilson Level 3
Reception: Meet the curator and enjoy free refreshments
May 10 - July 31, 2012
Book Arts Gallery,
Neilson Level 3
Exhibition: The Cat-Lover Speaks, curated by Sally Fisher '12

Sally Fisher, an Ada Comstock Scholar graduating in May 2012 with a degree in Studio Art, has selected, written, and arranged a fun and fact-filled exhibition of books and prints featuring historical cats, cats and rats, cats as mothers, cats in advertising, costumed cats, cute cats, and much more.

Most of the items on display are from the collection of the Mortimer Rare Book Room, with a few pieces on loan from the curator or other members of the Smith community of ailurophiles.

J. J. Grandville, The cat and two minah birds

J. J. Grandville, “The cat and two sparrows.”
From Fables de La Fontaine (Paris, 1838)

William Mulready. Watercolor of hunting cats

William Mulready. Watercolor of hunting cats
(circa 1805)


Barbara Blumenthal
Mortimer Rare Book Room
(413) 586-2970