The art world is starting to adapt the practice of the average museum-goer: looking at an image for a mere seven seconds. Artists, museums, and magazines are joining Snapchat and using it in more ways than to create filtered selfies and display Sunday’s brunch. Follow these accounts for a behind-the-scenes look at installations, some easy laughs, and an all-access ticket to the hottest art events and openings.
LACMA’s pairings of pop culture references with pieces in its collection are brilliant enough that they’re Webby Award-winning! Plus, LACMA’s a veteran to the app, having been the first museum to join the platform two years ago.
Museum of Fine Arts: @mfaBoston
Following LACMA’s lead, the MFA’s account also provides an amusing juxtaposition of the past and present – think emojis placed atop ancient artifacts.
Add the French artist, JR, to get a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process behind the impressive, large-scale, black-and-white photo displays.
Juxtapoz Magazine: @juxtapozmag
The Art and Culture magazine has hopped on the Snapchat bandwagon, too. Through witty snaps, get a glance at what goes into the making of the publication.
Daniel Arsham: @daniel_arsham
Learn more about the New York-based artist by following his snap stories. Maybe you’ll even discover the secrets behind his boundary-defying manipulations of material.
Geir Ove Pedersen: @geeohsnap
This European graphic illustrator’s primary gallery space is Snapchat, and his stories get over 60,000 views, daily. Add him to forever question your finger-signing skills.
Art Zealous: @artzealous
Stay up-to-date with all of the gallery openings and art events in NYC by adding AZ on Snapchat! Can’t make it to a show? Will make it seem like you’re there. Plus, snap us pics of your latest art findings – we’d love to see them! Tap the ghost logo on your Snapchat to add us via our QR code. Happy snapping!