Cat Chat

March 12, 2016 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Luwayne E. "Buzzy" Sammons Gallery (at the painting)

In celebration of Carl Kahler’s My Wife’s Lovers, the Museum is hosting a series of “Caturday” pop-up events in partnership with local artists and the Oregon Humane Society. From improv to expert discussions to original rap and cat poetry, we’ll explore the curious intersection between cats and art.

Cat Chat
Oregon Humane Society volunteer and cat expert Lynn Flory joins forces with a Museum docent to chat about all things cat! Learn more about the painting and its history and gain insight into the mysterious world of cats.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Carl Kahler (Austrian, 1855–1906), My Wife’s Lovers, 1891, Oil on canvas. Collection of John and Heather Mozart. Image: Courtesy Sotheby’s.