The Dallas Museum of Art presents the Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt. The program started October 9, 2016, and will be open until January 8, 2017. The program explains the life of domestic cats and lions of Egyptian mythology and describes how they were represented during the Egyptian period. Cats were looked at as guardians of women, and children. They were even associated with the afterlife. They weren’t considered gods, but most goddess statues showed a resemblance to felines.