Caturday Saturdays at the museum

In March, the Portland Art Museum hosted Caturday pop-up events featuring cats in art. Events included improv comedy, original rap, cat poetry, and more. Caturday Saturdays kicked off with the presentation of Carl Kahler’s “My Wife’s Lovers,” a massive 6 x 8.5-foot canvas featuring 42 of millionaire Kate Birdsall Johnson’s beloved cats. The piece was commissioned in 1891, shown at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, and survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.