A 2,600-year-old cat is standing by to greet you when you first walk in.
Many of the pieces in the show are really moving; there is a photograph of a mother with a baby and a cat lying in bed on a sunny morning that's just stunning. I also particularly enjoyed an etching that featured a sheepdog looking fearfully at the shepherd as the flock scampered away, and a photograph by Lewis Carroll of his brother's hunting dog.
There are a couple pieces (in the "Morality" gallery, I think) that are astonishing in their portrayal of man's cruelty, both to animals and to one another. I didn't expect that, but it does gives the exhibit a bit more depth.
A couple of the pieces are laugh-out-loud funny:
The gallery was crowded today. I should know better than to go during any show's opening week. The exhibit runs through September 21, so I'll go and linger a little longer before the fall semester starts, maybe with a better camera next time.