Life of Cats at Japan Society Gallery

A new exhibition explores the recurring cat motif and how it's transformed in Japanese artwork over the past few centuries

If you thought the cat craze was only as young as YouTube, the latest exhibition opening at Japan Society Gallery will demonstrate that long before they became memes and viral sensations, the four-legged feline had already been a muse for centuries. Centered on Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints from the Edo Period, as well as cat-themed paintings, sculptures and more selected from collections within the US, …