Join the Museum Challenge–Recreate Works from Our Collection!

Alyssa Velazquez, CMOA’s Curatorial Assistant of Decorative Arts and Design, has joined the worldwide museum challenge with an art recreation from our collection. We present to you her social isolation-inspired take on Joan Brown’s The Room, Part 1.

I spend most of my day in one room; one chair; one position. After 5 p.m., I move from that chair to yet another chair. In my “queen chair,” as I call it, I try to tune out the rest of the world. When that doesn’t work, I put on things that make me happy: jean overalls, red bandanas, or polka dot socks. It seemed only natural then to pick Joan Brown’s The Room, Part 1 to recreate, as the imagery resonated with my pandemic lifestyle. In the process I was reminded that even in our one-room worlds there can still be art.

—Alyssa Velazquez, Curatorial Assistant of Decorative Arts and Design

Join us in the challenge! Visit our collection page, find your favorite artwork, and make something of your own for a creative moment to fuel some Monday Motivation. Don’t forget to share what you make with us on social media for the chance to be featured this Friday!