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Explore Cats and Gods in Ancient Egyptian Art and Culture

Cats in Ancient Egyptian Art and Culture

Cat Statuette intended to contain a mummified cat, Ptolemaic Period, 332–30 BCE (Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Public domain)

The ancient Egyptians’ special love for cats is well known. In fact, cat lovers today have them to thank for introducing African wildcat DNA into domestication; this would eventually become the beloved tabby. But why did were Egyptians so enamored by these early felines?

Read on to discover the fascinating place of domestic cats in ancient Egyptian art, religion, and culture.

 

Cosmetic Vessel in the Shape of a Cat

“Cosmetic Vessel in the Shape of a Cat,” Middle Kingdom, circa 1990–1900 BCE (Photo: the Metropolitan Museum of

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Carson City Arts and Culture Master Plan revised in joint meeting

The revised Arts and Culture Master Plan includes a new action item for the CTA and CCCC to designate an official “arts district” or “cultural corridor” within the downtown area. Above, a mural on the Visit Carson City building by artist Abner Rivera, dedicated in July. (Photo: Faith Evans/Nevada Appeal, file)

The revised Arts and Culture Master Plan includes a new action item for the CTA and CCCC to designate an official “arts district” or “cultural corridor” within the downtown area. Above, a mural on the Visit Carson City building by artist Abner Rivera, dedicated in July. (Photo: Faith Evans/Nevada Appeal, file)

The Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority and the Cultural Commission met on Monday to discuss changes to their Arts and Culture Master Plan, last revised in 2016.
One of the largest edits is their new “Implementation Table,” which allows the CTA

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Cleveland Orchestra, Arts and Culture Organizations Get More SBA Support as Ohio Funding Tops $313 Million

Ohio arts and cultural businesses have received more than $313 million through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program

More than $100 million of those federal dollars have been granted to Northeast Ohio venues and operators, shuttered in part or completely during the pandemic.  

The Small Business Administration is now providing supplemental dollars beyond the initial grants issued earlier this year. The Cleveland Metroparks will receive an additional $3 million beyond its initial grant of $6 million. The Musical Arts Association, which operates the Cleveland Orchestra, will receive an additional $2 million, bringing its total to $8

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A Chicago theater festival that celebrates Latino art and culture | Editorial

Benavides. Cervantes. Godinez. Gutierrez. González. Hernandez. Ramirez. Solano.

These are among the names of the writer, director and cast of “American Mariachi,” a play at the Goodman Theatre about five Latinas who go against machismo and tradition to start their own mariachi group in the 1970s.

A production such as this, where Latinos are in charge of their own narrative, is a rare sight at any major theater in Chicago. But when we attended a weekday performance last week, we discovered a good-size and diverse crowd laughing, crying and clapping along, evidence that Chicago theatergoers are up for shows with

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