The Cat: 3500 Years of the Cat

Talk | Millais House

Wednesday 14 March 2012 - 18:30 until 20:00

The cat’s reputation and place in society have been subject to twists and turns of fate that are all reflected in art.


While cats were defined by the ancient Egyptians, they were vilified by the medieval church, before the Renaissance and Baroque period saw their gradual rehabilitation.


By the 18th century, cats had become popular household pets worldwide.


Generations of artists have treasured their contrariness and beauty.


Caroline Bugler, known to readers as the Editor of Art Quarterly, will discuss her latest book, offering fascinating insights into the worldwide prominence of the cat in art.

Venue information

Millais House

7 Cromwell House South Kensington, SW7 2NJ

Entry details

Tickets 315 to include a glass of wine and nibbles

Call 0844 415 4151 Monday to Friday 9am−5.30pm

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)