The two photos above and below are modern takes on these bringers of fortune. Below, artist Moxie brings us a felted fake-neko: "Make your own luck!" It's a slug thing in a kitty eared hat.
And now some treats from the show itself.
Army of nekos!
The museum had an excellent sheet of additional information, including this article and this video of Boris Petrovsky's action installation, "The Army of Luck or The Global Pursuit of Happiness." Think I had fun? You better believe I had fun.