Inspired by the Getty Museum’s art challenge, whereby people seek to recreate an artwork from the museum’s collection with household objects or members of their family, students in the Middle and Upper School sections of the course “Creating and Curating with the Brooklyn Museum” embarked on their own art challenge. Having studied the Brooklyn Museum’s American paintings all semester, students chose an artwork from the online collection, then scoured their homes and imaginations to recreate it! These contemporary renderings recontextualize our understanding of history and our own visual worlds while engaging us in some much-needed creative play.
Try this on your own! Head to the Brooklyn Museum’s Online Collection, find a work that appeals to you, and then get creating! Snap a photo of what you’ve made and share that along with the link to the museum artwork. Please fill out this form to submit your work. We’ll post our favorites here!