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We've all seen famous Art Institute paintings appropriated for various uses—see below or just imagine Nighthawks with Legos, Peeps, Star Wars characters, James Dean, etc., etc., etc.

And, frankly, we thought. . . why does everyone else get to have all the fun? So we decided to pick some of our favorite artworks, "act" them out, and see if our loyal readers could guess which pieces from the Art Institute's permanent collection we're mimicking. All of the pieces we chose are currently on view and can be found in the museum's online collection. Also, (hint #1!) this is the American edition.

And don't worry, we won't be quitting our day jobs any time soon. Leave your guesses in the comments!

Image Credits:
Courtesy of NBC.
Georges-Pierre Seurat. A Sunday Afternoon on la Grande Jatte—1884, 1884–1886. Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection.