'Feline Fine: Art of Cats II' open in Morrill Hall

Released on 09/24/2015, at 2:01 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

WHERE: University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets

Lincoln, Neb., September 24th, 2015 —
"Three Brothers" (2008) by Kim Diment is featured in "Feline Fine: Art of Cats II," on display in Morrill Hall. (Courtesy photo/Kim Diment)

"Feline Fine: Art of Cats II" has opened in Morrill Hall and will be featured as part of Lincoln's First Friday Artwalk.

"Feline Fine II" is a sequel to the popular 2003 traveling museum exhibition. It consists of 50 paintings and sculptures by leading artists who specialize in the subject of cats. Artworks portray domestic breeds and wild cats in a variety of places and styles. Each exhibiting artist was invited to display three to four works to demonstrate the range of his or her particular subject matter and treatment of these fascinating animals.

New for the exhibition is the inclusion of feline sculpture by the past President of the National Sculpture Society, feline fantasy art, feline miniatures, and computer-generated feline art by an artist who was on the "Lion King" animation team.

To celebrate the exhibit opening, the University of Nebraska State Museum-Morrill Hall invites the public to the museum during extended hours as part of the October First Friday events. Visitors to Morrill Hall can enjoy free admission from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 2.

Established in 1871, the University of Nebraska State Museum is the state's premier museum of natural history. The museum is focused on promoting discovery in natural science, fostering scientific understanding and interpretation of the Earth's past, present and future, and enhancing stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Nebraska through world-class exhibits, collections and special events.