The Philbrook Museum of Art’s most photographed staff members — the trio of cats who regularly patrol the museum’s grounds — will soon be immortalized in a new book.

The museum announced on its Twitter feed that Tulsa native Katie Turner will be writing and illustrating a potential series of picture books about Acer, Perilla and Cleome, the Philbrook cats.

The first book will be titled “The Cat Who Got Framed.”

Turner attended the Parsons School of Design and currently lives in Nashville.

According to her website, Turner’s work “has been called whimsical, quirky, and fresh, with a teenage flair.”

She has designed greeting cards and stationery, as well as creating illustrations for books, magazines and newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal and Willamette Week.

Acer and Perilla have been at Philbrook since 2008; Cleome arrived a few years later.

For more on Katie Turner: katieturner.net


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