Rat Art

March 1975: Dr. Richard Cimbalo of Rosary Hill College (now Daemen College) held an exhibition of "rat art" in order to raise money for the school's psychology department. "The rats painted by grabbing with their front paws a brush extended into their cages, and Cimbalo said each of the artists had its own style."

I wonder what became of this rat art. Probably stored away in a box in someone's attic. Or tossed out.

Someone should open a Museum of Animal Art — to collect together in one place all the paintings by rats, chimpanzees, elephants, etc. that have been produced over the years.

The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA) - May 12, 1975



The Daily Courier (Connellsville, PA) - Mar 15, 1975

Posted By: Alex - Tue Oct 20, 2015
Category: Animals, Art, 1970s





Comments
I think you could admit a whole flock of sub-human 'artists' into your museum, Alex. They'd make the animals' work sell better.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/20/15 at 11:39 AM
Gotta be better than all that human Performance Art we see on here.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/20/15 at 12:57 PM
Today, PETA would be all over this! Slave art.

Did that lawsuit about who owns the 'selfie' taken by a monkey ever get settled?
Posted by Phideaux in his own little world on 10/20/15 at 02:17 PM
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