On the Prowl: Cats and Dogs in French Prints

September 5, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Start Time: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 12:00 AM
End Time: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Location: Voorhees Hall / Zimmerli Art Museum
Address: 71 Hamilton Street
Campus: College Avenue
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free
Sponsor: Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
Category: Art
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Contact Name: Theresa Watson
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-7237
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Kept in homes since ancient times for both pest control and companionship, cats and dogs have also been portrayed for centuries in art ranging from religious works to portraiture. During the nineteenth century, urbanization, industrialization, and the rise of the middle class affected the lives and portrayals of both people and their pets. On the Prowl: Cats and Dogs in French Prints features works from the Zimmerli’s renowned collection of nineteenth-century French graphic arts by artists including Pierre-Paul Prud’hon, Edouard Manet, and Théophile Steinlen. The exhibition explores the ways artists relied on traditional representations of cats and dogs, serving as symbols or indications of status, while also acknowledging their modern lives in Paris’s streets and parks.

Can't get enough cats and dogs in art? Don't miss "Cats vs. Dogs: Illustrations for Children's Literature," on view July 1, 2017 - June 24, 2018. (Please Note: The museum is closed to public in August.)

MUSEUM HOURS: T-F, 10am- 4:30pm. Sat-Sun, Noon-5pm. 1st Tues of most months, 10am-9pm. The museum is closed Mondays, major holidays, and the month of August. FREE Admission.

Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Visitors,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Prospective Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public,  Parents & Families