The Getty Is Challenging People To Recreate Famous Artwork With Household Items

Malia Wooten Malia Wooten

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Find random things lying around your house… but make it art.

It seems as though stay-at-home orders have left people with more time on their hands than ever before, and thanks to the internet, we have the capability of sharing this strange experience with one another. The next time boredom creeps upon you, put your creative juices to the test instead of binge-watching another series on Netflix (Tiger King can wait, folks…)

The Getty Museum is challenging people to recreate famous works of art while city life remains on pause. The catch? Instead of putting your Picasso skills to the test, you’ll be using items lying around the house instead!


The Getty announced their challenge to the virtual world a few days ago and the responses aren’t only impressive, they’re garnering some much-needed laughs too. Who would’ve ever thought that a Trader Joe’s shopping bag could be so eclectic… talk about life imitating art! 😂

Even though the Getty Center and Getty Villa will remain closed while shelter-in-place orders are in effect, art lovers and bored quarantiners alike can enjoy great pieces from the past and present from the comfort of their own homes. Have a look at a few brilliant submissions below!


Check out more recreations, here! If you make your own at-home masterpiece, be sure to tag @GettyMuseum and @secret.losangeles!

Featured photo: @modsaulvillegas