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Cat videos become high art at Minneapolis museum

Nyan Cat

(CBS/AP) The Walker Art Center, a well-regarded museum of modern art in Minneapolis, is presenting its first "Internet Cat Video Festival" to showcase the best in filmed feline hijinks.

With about 70 videos over 60 minutes, the Walker is mounting a social experiment as much as a film festival. At issue is whether cat video lovers used to gorging on the clips in the privacy of their homes will do so in public -- an online community of fellow aficionados interacting face to face for the first time.

So, in honor of furry felines who are known for their curiosity, we have a collection of some of the videos that will be on display to satisfy your own curiosity and provide some much-needed levity to the day. First on the list is a video that became a cultural phenomenon in 2011 and still remains a mainstream meme to this day: Nyan Cat!

NEXT: No No No Cat

Cat videos become high art at Minneapolis museum

No No No Cat

And who could ever say "no" to a video as outrageous and bizarre as this memorable one also from 2011.  Well, apart from the cat in the video repeatedly, of course.  Continuing our collection of some of the cat videos that will be on display at The Walker Art Center's "Internet Cat Video Festival" is none other than the "No No No Cat".

NEXT: Cat Mom Hugs Baby Kitten

Cat videos become high art at Minneapolis museum

Cat Mom Hugs Baby Kitten

And you might need to have a tissue ready for this next viral video of a mother cat showing some affection and love to her baby kitten.  Honestly, what collection of curated cat videos would be complete without the sentimental and sweet caught-on-tape moment simply entitled "Cat mom hugs baby kitten"?

NEXT: Two Talking Cats

Cat videos become high art at Minneapolis museum

Two Talking Cats

And way before the viral video hit of two babies appearing to have a conversation that surfaced in 2011, there was this video of two cats appearing to have a conversation.  Does this possibly mean that cats are the true trend-setters?  If so, I'd say you should expect whiskers and fur to be back in fashion this upcoming Fall.

NEXT: Dubstep Cat

Cat videos become high art at Minneapolis museum

Dubstep Cat

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And with music playing such an important role as a reflection of both art and culture, no collection is complete without two of the Internet's favorite things coming together into the amazing blend that is the video above: dubstep and cats!  While commonly referred to as "Dubstep Cat", the actual piece is entitled "stereo skifcha".

NEXT:Henri 2, Paw de Deux

Cat videos become high art at Minneapolis museum

Henri 2, Paw de Deux

And finally in our journey through the world of cat videos as high art, we end this sampling of some of the works on display at The Walker Art Center's "Internet Cat Video Festival" with with this French-film inspired piece of work that delves deeper into the mindset of "le chat".  Feel the ennui begin to set into your own life as you watch "Henri 2, Paw de Deux".