The Museum of the Moving Image is paying homage to the Internet feline, with an exhibit set to open next month that explores the phenomenon of cats online — and why web users are so enthralled with them.
"How Cats Took Over the Internet" will open in August and will feature a collection of cat GIFs, photos and viral cat videos that will be broadcast on loop, according to a statement from the museum.
"The Internet's collective obsession with cats offers a window into the way we understand ourselves," Jason Eppink, the museum's associate curator of digital media, said in a statement.
"This exhibition examines the many reasons for this deceptively frivolous phenomenon and highlights the new ways we're creating, consuming, and sharing culture," he continued.
There will be a multimedia timeline that chronicles "significant moments of cats online," that will also take a historical look at the role that images have played in popular culture. There will also be interactive stations where museum-goers will be able to create their own cat memes.
The exhibit will be on view at the museum from Aug. 7 through Jan. 31.