Experiencing art in the days of the pandemic, like most things, has become virtual. While “brick and mortar” museums are now closed, art institutions have gotten creative in devising ways to bring an art experience to people. This past spring, the Getty Museum invited the Internet to browse its online collection and re-create works of art at home.

Art lovers rose to the challenge, creatively using common objects and housemates as props in their imaginative reproductions. Nothing was spared—pets, children, bath towels, toilet paper plus the occasional paint—all were tools used to make these magical transformations. The results were shared on social media and the hilarity went viral. Our favorites, of course, featured dogs in prominent roles.

The Getty Museum, however, got the idea from Tussen Kunst & Quarantaine, a Dutch Instagram whose name means “between art and…

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