Ode to Kitty: Elena Passarello

March 26, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 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.

Ode to Kitty with Elena Passarello, contributor to Cat is Art Spelled Wrong

In honor of the World’s Most Famous Cat Painting, spend your Caturday with the World’s Most Famous Cat Poem, and then make a cat poem of your own! Discuss the history behind Christopher Smart’s legendary 250-year old ode to his kitty, Jeoffry, and talk about the tradition of making art in tribute to pets. Then try your own hand at writing cat list poems about the cats in your lives.


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 access@pam.org, or call 503-226-2811.