Writer Emma Straub reflects on the bond between artists and animals: Are pets worthwhile subjects? What roles do companion animals play in a life devoted to the imagination? What do our relationships with animals reveal about ourselves?
This video was created for the exhibition In the Company of Animals, which explores the ways in which the artists, writers, and composers have used animals to think and create.
The programs of The Morgan Library & Museum are made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.