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Fans of visual art can feast on a special treat with Taiyo Matsumoto’s recently translated “Cats of the Louvre,” the latest in a longstanding collaboration between the museum and comic artists across France and Japan.

Matsumoto, an Eisner Award-winning manga artist of “Tekkonkinkreet” and “Sunny” fame, brings the same poignant storytelling and illustrations to the Paris museum and its paintings. In this surreal work, a small band of stray cats take refuge inside the attic of the Louvre, transforming to humanesque hybrids at night. Their adventures and interactions with the humans of the Louvre — guides, guards and visitors — unfold in connected chapters of “secrets.”

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