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Creative Challenges

Every week a new creative challenge tasks participants with using one piece of household material to reimagine a selected artwork from the CMA’s collection. The assigned materials will be surprising, flexible, and widely accessible!

Creations can be shared using #CMACreate for a chance to be reposted to the CMA’s Instagram stories. Don’t forget to upload your creations to Visitor Art Gallery, using the Submit Your Artwork button below. Check back every Thursday for a new prompt!

Sticks

Let nature inspire you in this challenge—recreate Picasso’s Twenty Poems of Gongora: The Bust of a Woman, Hand to Her Face, using only sticks!

Aluminum Foil

Use only aluminum foil to re-create the CMA’s Half Armor for the Foot Tournament. Did you know that Pompeo della Cesa, the maker of this armor, was the Armani or Gucci of the 1500s? Everyone wanted to wear his designs!

Cereal

Hold the milk! Use only cereal to reimagine the CMA’s The Pink Cloud .

Rocks

Head outside for this creativity challenge! Re-create Still Life with Birds and Fruit using only rocks.

Lego or Blocks

Reimagine the CMA’s Peacock Table Lamp, using only Legos or blocks. Use our Collection Online to explore a 3-D model of the lamp—there’s even an animation that shows some surprising details about how the lamp works.

Kitchen Utensils

Wash your dirty dishes and get ready! Using only kitchen utensils, create the Must CMA object Tomb Guardian.