American Art's Summer Instagram Challenge: 30-Days of Outdoor Sculpture
June 30, 2014
During the month of July 2014, join fellow photographers and the American Art Museum on a quest to find outdoor sculpture. We are partnering with Restless Collective, a multimedia group specializing in travel and adventure storytelling, to raise awareness and appreciation for outdoor sculpture across the nation.
When you find a piece of outside artwork you'd like to use for the challenge, feel free to be creative in how you photograph it! We hope to see selfies, simple snapshots, interesting angles, and attention-grabbing edits. If you need help finding outdoor sculpture in your area, use our database of artworks, Save Outdoor Sculpture! (SOS!) Here's a day-to-day schedule of ideas for Instagram photos.
Please use the hashtag #SculptureChallenge and tag us at @AmericanArtMuseum and @RestlessCollective as you upload your sculpture photos to Instagram. For each challenge entry, comment on your photo with an answer to the question "How does the sculpture make you feel?" We will be highlighting and sharing a selection of the best shots.
While you are out capturing images of outdoor art, Restless Collective co-founders Morrigan McCarthy and Alan Winslow will be photographing and interviewing people about outdoor sculpture. Be inspired and join them on their journey through their Summer of Sculpture Tumblr. You might even see one of your challenge photos featured there!
On July 31, the last day of the challenge, you can meet Morrigan and Alan from Restless Collective at the American Art Museum from 12–4 p.m. They will share stories about their travels and then lead an Instagram Walkabout through the museum's neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
Visit our Instagram Challenge page today to see the complete instructions, and download the complete daily challenge list.