Figge Art Museum Wants You to Recreate Its Art in 'Getting Figge With It' Challenge

  • April 20, 2020 15:36

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Rosa Bonheur French, 1822-1899 Study of a Cow, 1870s. Oil on canvas mounted on wood. City of Davenport Art Collection, Gift of C.A. Ficke, 1925.28
side-by-side image: Figge Art Museum staff
Grant Wood American, 1891-1942 Self-portrait, 1932-1941. Oil on Masonite. Figge Art Museum, City of Davenport Art Collection, Grant Wood Archive, Friends of Art Acquisition Fund, 1965.1 © 2019 Estate of Grant Wood/ Figge Art Museum/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

In the wake of the very popular Getty Challenge that invited people to post artwork re-creations on social media, the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, has launched the “Getting Figge With It” challenge.

Like the Getty's challenge, which was inspired by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Instagram account called Between Art and Quarantine, the Figge challenge asks people to re-create artworks from its permanent collection using everyday items, people, or pets at home.

A selection of the Figge's artworks is listed online, for reference when copying compositions.

Email your re-creation and inspiration, along with your name, email address, and address to by April 24, 2020.

Once the re-creations are published on the Figge Art Museum Facebook page, the re-creation with the most likes by May 1, 2020 will win a prize. Please limit entries to two re-creations per participant.

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