Princeton University Art Museum seeks entries for museum challenge

Art re-creation submitted by Cara Bramson; School of Guercino, Bust of a bearded man wearing a plumed helmet. Princeton University Art Museum. Bequest of Dan Fellows Platt, Class of 1895.

The Princeton University Art Museum is hosting a museum challenge. Entries are open through Sunday, Aug. 30.

Choose any artwork from the Princeton University Art Museum’s collections or from another museum and re-create it at home using anything on hand — the more imaginative the better. Think dogs with books, a ketchup bottle standing in for wine, or a bathrobe in place of a cape. Snap a photo of your creation and submit your entry through the museum website.

Contest categories include best use of food, best use of a pet, best landscape, best still life, best portrait, 13-and-under best in show, and more. 

Winners will be announced during the museum’s Nassau Street Sampler Virtual Festival on Thursday, Sept. 3. The festival will include online lotería, trivia, art-making, chef videos, student performances, and a virtual dance party.

Visit for contest rules and to submit entries.

Art re-creation submitted by Kristina Giasi; William Merritt Chase, Landscape: Shinnecock, Long Island, 1896. Princeton University Art Museum.