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For National French Week, we’ll be posting Faculty favorites (movies, recipes, expressions…)

And as a special bonus, a video cooking lesson: Comment préparer un vrai couscous algérien avec la famille Khelouz. Coming soon…


They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

Taking inspiration from the Rijksmuseum and the Getty Museum (and others) we challenge you (and ourselves) to recreate a French work or art during French Week @ UMKC: November 4 -10, 2020.

1. Find French Art You Like

Browse Google images, or the collection at the Louvre ( or your favorite museum (the Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City has an amazing French art collection, for example: (Here are some more collections with images available to download and use for free: try LACMA, The Met,Cleveland, Indianapolis, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Walters, or the National Gallery.)

2. Pose Objects, Pets, and/or People

Here are some ideas to get you thinking:

Photograph and Post

If you use Twitter or Instagram, share your creation with the world there using the hashtags #umkcfrenchartchallenge (and if you like, the hashtags that started it all: #betweenartandquarantine and #tussenkunstenquarantaine.

If you use Facebook instead, you can post it to your feed or send it to us via messenger: @umkcfrench 

If you want to unite the two photos—the original and the re-creation—into a single image, you can use photo-editing software like Photoshop, or use a app like PicCollage (an example).