Winona Dimeo-Ediger
Updated Jul 13, 2016 @ 9:49 am
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It’s no secret that two of our greatest loves in life are art and cats. The combination of those things doesn’t happen super often, but when it does, well, there’s nothing better than that.

Want proof? The Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts just opened a new Cats-in-Residence art installation, which allows visitors to interact with a group of adorable kitties inside a giant “social sculpture.”

Say it with us, now: D’awwwww!

The artist who came up with the idea, Rhonda Lieberman, says the exhibit is a “purr-formance piece” inspired by the popular “artist in residence” concept. “It’s meditative, playful, but with the serious agenda of finding homes for these rescue cats,” she says.

That’s right: all the cats appearing at the museum are up for adoption, with staff from the Worcester Animal Rescue League on hand to assist visitors, make sure the cats are happy, and facilitate the adoption process.

New cats will be brought in every Monday to replace any that were adopted the week before, with as many as six cats living in the sculpture at a time.

The exhibit will go until September 4th, and the museum is hoping to get as many as 50 of their cat artists adopted during that time. Who says that cats aren’t art, anyway?!