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Museum and Cultural Arts Office Asks People To Recreate Paintings With Stuff They Find at Home

Even though most of us are stuck at home during Coronavirus quarantine and can’t go out and enjoy art in museums, that doesn’t mean that life has to be boring or uncultured. The Getty Museum in Los Angeles challenged art fans (and now the City of Monterey Museums and Cultural Arts Office has borrowed that great idea) to post photos of themselves recreating their favorite works of art from the safety of their homes. People responded with a lot of enthusiasm and flooded social media with their unique artistic interpretations. SEE GETTY MUSEUM BEST EXAMPLES! (Thanks for the great idea, Getty Museum!)

Below is art owned by the City of Monterey. Please send photos of your recreated art and number according to the art piece below you chose to recreate. Send by email to by May 15, 2020. We will share them here and on our popular social media channels!

  1. Look at the Getty Museum Examples for Inspiration
  2. Choose your favorite local artwork from the choices below
  3. Find three things lying around your home
  4. Recreate the artwork with those items
  5. Send us a photo of your artwork and identify the # of artwork you recreated! Email by end of day,  May 15, 2020

Thank you for participating!

Thank you to everyone who participated!! It was really great to see all the creative and fun submissions.

If you think there's a submission missing, please let us know at

Art choices shown below.

1. Portrait of Mrs. Bushton Allen
Barbieri, Leonardo (attributed)

2. The Dancers
Mathews, Arthur Frank

3. Breton Boy
Peters, Charles Rollo III

4. Woman Reading
Peters, Charles Rollo III

5. Walter Colton, Navy Chaplain
Braun, Clayton

6. Kitty Sonoma
Peters, Charles Rollo II

7. Philomne
Peters, Charles Rollo II

8. Woman Knitting
Peters, Charles Rollo II

9. Reflective Girl
Peters, Dewitt

10. Old Custom House 1948 (with Horse)
Burgdorff, Ferdinand

11. Still Life with Flowers on Table (Martha's Vineyard)
Peters, DeWitt

12. Mah Jongg at the Shore
Ferguson, Barclay

13. Brittany Landscape with Figures
Warshawsky, Abel

14. Going to School in CA
Crispo, Dick

15. Conte de Monterrey
Ligare, David

16. Abstract Portrait of a Woman
de Groat, George

17. Paris Studio
Warshawsky, Abel

18. Threshold
Manchester, Susan

19. Spanish Dancers: Merienda
Morgan, Mary DeNeale

20. Untitled (Woman Reading)
Aronowitz, Stan

21. Still Life with Fruit & Flowers
Peters, DeWitt