It seems like yesterday, we were all stuck at home, watching the world pass by through the window, giving ourselves haircuts, baking things, recreating paintings, and whatnot. ‘Cause if there’s something the quarantine has taught us, apart from the fact that a pandemic is freakin’ serious business, it is how to set our creativity free.

This is how the online museum challenge blew up the internet. People from all over the world started flooding social media with their unique artistic interpretations assembled entirely by themselves and the objects they could find at home.

Fast forward to today: the world is still being ravaged by coronavirus and there’s as much anxiety about the future as ever, but the museum challenge is nowhere near slowing down. Let’s take a look at the newest selection of folks recreating works of art down below, and after you’re done, don’t forget to check out part 1, part 2, and part 3.

#1

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Nicky OldfieldDesciple
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1 month ago

This ones really really clever. To get a dog and toddler to pose like that is brilliant. Well done.

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#2

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Julie
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1 month ago

Wow..captured the atmosphere most righteously.

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#3

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Miss Cris
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1 month ago

Her hand

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Back in March, when what felt like the whole world was trapped in lockdown, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and Instagram account Between Art and Quarantine challenged people on social media to recreate famous works of art.

More institutions, like the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, got on board and the challenge blew up on the internet in an instant. The results were both humorous and super creative, and people seemed to love the project so much that it stuck around.

#4

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Robert Peters-Gehrke
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1 month ago

I am a European and I am startled about the American need to censure a painting for a nipple...

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#5

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Ksholmes0603
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1 month ago

Shes beautiful. The lighting is perfect for her... Or perhaps she is perfect for the lighting.

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#6

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averageperson
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1 month ago

The dog has no idea what's going on.

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Bored Panda reached out to Julie Jaskol from the Getty Museum Communications team, who told us that during the height of the online museum challenge’s popularity, the team was getting 500 to 1000 submissions a day. Today, the initial excitement has declined, but the staff still receives 60 to 70 artwork recreations every day.

Julie believes that the challenge went viral because it “speaks to the power of art to connect us with one another, particularly during a time of isolation.” Moreover, it allowed “people all over the world to form a community, which we all need right now.”

#7

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Maya Bélanger
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1 month ago

Love the fan made out of gloves!!!

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#8

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Bettye McKee
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1 month ago

Going the extra mile. Very good.

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#9

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Natalia Maciel
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1 month ago

She is something in between the painting and Princess Leia

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The Getty Museum staff likes to think that the challenge will continue to bring joy and invention to people.

They will also be releasing a book this fall titled “Off the Walls: Inspired Re-Creations of Iconic Artworks.” According to Julie, it will “celebrate the challenge and the people who rose to take it.”

Getty Publications will donate all profits from the sale of this book to Artist Relief, an emergency initiative offering resources to artists across the US.

#10

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Ksholmes0603
Community Member
1 month ago

Of all the photos I've seen that were meant to be "funny" this is the only one that made me laugh out loud... The only one I found to be truly funny. Perhaps it's more the irony behind the photo, the meaning of the photo, or the various interpretations of the photo in my mind that I found funny.

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#11

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the Kat who says ni
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1 month ago

Nailed the expression! :)

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#12

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Mikal Du Preez
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1 month ago

Lol are those corona flowers?

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#13

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Douglas Campbell
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1 month ago

Love the model's eyes and nose. Just perfect!

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#14

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Verena Gitterle
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1 month ago

Noodlehair?

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#15

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Douglas Campbell
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1 month ago

The model is practically Frida Kahlo's doppelganger!

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#16

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MRS FLASHMAN
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1 month ago

His face...lol

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#17

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Cheryl Adams
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1 month ago

Both with sweet faces.

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#18

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Douglas Campbell
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1 month ago

I like this model. She's very versatile.

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#19

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Caged Beer
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1 month ago

Very accurate.

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#20

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Verena Gitterle
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1 month ago

Hahaha!

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#21

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Miss Cris
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1 month ago

The recreation is much better. I mean in an artist way. Also, how intetesting the change of meaning when he is an older she.

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#22

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Bettye McKee
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1 month ago

For someone to even attempt this one -- RESPECT.

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#23

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James Floyd
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1 month ago

He looks like Emile Hirsch!

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#24

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Karin Lange
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1 month ago

georgious

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#25

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Ksholmes0603
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1 month ago

That first bite leaves a nasty taste in your mouth ???

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#26

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Debby Marengo
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1 month ago

hilarious!! omg made me lol!

yes.
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1 month ago

OOh mY prEciOuSSS sooooo mUcH TP

Michelle Line
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1 month ago

Well, now we know where a lot of the toilet paper when to.

Duxall Inarow
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1 month ago

So *that's* why Costco is out of TP.

zootietoo
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1 month ago

Obviously a person of great wealth.

SaraFromHell
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3 weeks ago

😂

Denise Nino Brown
Community Member
1 month ago

Cute

Susan Weinberg
Community Member
1 month ago

Best spoof..

Cathy Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

Love this

Bettye McKee
Community Member
1 month ago

Why the towel?

spirit wolf
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1 month ago

Artistic humor and it completes the theme.

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#27

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Bettye McKee
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1 month ago

Somebody chickened out.

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#28

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Josh Tall
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1 month ago

The attitudes are very different...but equally incredible!

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#29

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Cheryl Adams
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1 month ago

Most authentic.

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#30

People Are Still Recreating Artwork At Home For The Museum Challenge (117 New Pics)

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Josh Tall
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1 month ago

No one could loan here a ferret!!!???

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