Now You Can Feel Less Guilty About Looking at Cat Photos on the Internet All Day
Thanks to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's cat art Chrome plug-in.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s media lab has unveiled an extension for Google Chrome called “Meow Met,” which shows a work of art featuring a cat from the museum’s collection every time a new browser tab is opened.
Designed by Emily McAllister, the extension features pieces by famous artists such as Mary Cassatt, Édouard Manet, Rembrandt, John Singer Sargent, and Walker Evans.
The plug-in is the latest example of how museums have taken to curating cat art to attract millennial visitors. The Brooklyn Museum presented an exhibit about cats in ancient Egypt while Japan Society put on a show about the history of cats in Japanese art, and most famously, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis started a cat video festival that has toured the country.