Life Imitates Art with #MusePose

Our friends at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles are kicking off 2015 with a new hashtag, and they’re inviting other museums to join in on the fun. With #MusePose, the Getty invites visitors to imitate a work of art, and then share a snap of their pose to Instagram.

How could we resist that?

The idea for #MusePose was born from a simple observation: it’s great fun to imitate works of art. It’s also a real challenge to get the pose just so. — Read more from the Getty’s blog here!
The Getty's Audrey Chan and Kelly Williams strike a #MusePose duet! Sculpture: Air, designed 1938, cast 1962, Aristide Maillol. Lead, 94 in. long. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005.113.1 - More HERE.

The Getty’s Audrey Chan and Kelly Williams strike a #MusePose duet! Sculpture: Air, designed 1938, cast 1962, Aristide Maillol. Lead, 94 in. long. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005.113.1 – More HERE.

Choosing a work for PEM’s first #MusePose of 2015 is quite a challenge, but Instagram users are here to provide plenty of inspiration.

Maybe you would like to become a fearsome (or, not so fearsome) Fu Dog?

Photo by Instagram user cborkun.

Photo by Instagram user cborkun.

Photo by Instagram user lizwentbigtime.

Photo by Instagram user lizwentbigtime.

Photo by Instagram user borboleta_maculele.

Photo by Instagram user borboleta_maculele.

Photo by Instagram user kokojuce.

Photo by Instagram user kokojuce.


Or scowl in the Japanese Art gallery?

Photo by Instagram user teepearls.

Photo by Instagram user teepearls.

Photo by Instagram user patrickneville.

Photo by Instagram user patrickneville.


There is certainly no shortage of PEM poses to parody in parallel!

Photo by Instagram user jmfrankovich.

Photo by Instagram user jmfrankovich.

For January, we’re giving you an easy one. They are often imitated, always admired — we challenge you, dear museum visitor, to imitate the ship figureheads in East India Marine Hall!

There are quite a few to choose from, and they’re all game this month. So, get ready to make waves with your #MusePose, and be sure to share it with @peabodyessex on Instagram! We’ll be re-posting our favorites (and maybe getting staff to post some of their own!).

Photo by Instagram user vanessa3.

Photo by Instagram user vanessa3.

Photo by Instagram user roxyfighter.

Photo by Instagram user roxyfighter.

Photo by Instagram user urbanitydance.

Photo by Instagram user urbanitydance.

Photo by Instagram user thetypologist.

Photo by Instagram user thetypologist.

Photo by Instagram user roxyfighter.

Photo by Instagram user xoneclassybroadx.

Photo by PEM's Associate Director of Integrated Media, Ed Rodley.

Photo by PEM’s Associate Director of Integrated Media, Ed Rodley.

When you visit throughout the year, be sure to keep an eye out for signs challenging you to strike a #MusePose. Follow @peabodyessex on Instagram to see newly chosen works we’ve picked to imitate!

 

One Comment

  1. David Cutler says:

    This is great Caryn. I love when life LITERALLY imitates art!

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