The National Museum of Animals’ newest art exhibition celebrates dogs, cats and even the tiny mouse! DOG CAT MOUSE is an art exhibition curated by Rafael Perea de la Cabada and will open on Saturday, August 9th from 7-10pm. The exhibit features the work of Southern California artists, Erika Carter, Heather Mattoon and Virginia McCracken. These artists center their creativity on dogs, cats and the more diminitive mouse.
Proceeds from the sale of the works will be donated to spcaLA, one of Los Angeles’ premiere rescue shelters committed to the support, care and rescue of dogs, cats, rats and even mice.
Join the National Museum of Animals, Saturday August 16 + 23+ 30 for Saturdays with ART (Animals R Terrific). If your creativity is cultivated from DOG CAT MOUSE, Art for Animal’s Sake will provide artistic lessons with humane education threads to help create your own pet inspired masterpieces. This event is free and open to the public.
If the art work inspires you to explore a newfound interest for rodents, the National Museum of Animals will be hosting a rodent adoption fair on August 16th from 12-4pm. The Rat & Mouse Club of America- Southern California Chapter and other rescue organizations will have mice, rats, hamsters and gerbils available for adoption. Rodent inspired arts and crafts by Art for Animal’s Sake will be on hand to contribute to the rodent centered festivities.
A special Animal Film Festival will be held on Friday 22 and Saturday 22 from 8-10pm nightly. The festival explores topics that affect a wide array of animals and highlights ways our society both celebrates and jeopardizes our relationships with non humans. The featured films and documentary are engaging, funny, edgy, beautiful and inspirational. An aim of the Animal Film Festival is to entertain audiences and to propel them into action to change their own lives as well as the animals affected. Admission is $20-$35.
The exhibit will be on view from August 9 – September 7th at the museum in East Hollywood located at 4302 Melrose Ave. Hours are Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm. Regular admission is a suggested $5 donation. For more information on the museum, the exhibit and upcoming events, please visit: www.museumofanimals.org
Founded in 2010, the National Museum of Animals & Society (NMAS) is the first museum of its kind dedicated to enriching the lives of animals and people by exploring our shared experience. The museum centers on animal protection, human-animal studies, and humane education in its collection, exhibition, public programming, and educational efforts.