If you’re anything like us, you’ve been stuck inside scrolling in lieu of visiting a museum or gallery while things near us are still shut down. Since none of us seem to be headed to a museum or gallery anytime soon, here is a short list of a few social media accounts we’ve been following to get our art fix that we wanted to share.
Alayo Akinkugbe’s account @ablackhistoryofart seeks to put the spotlight on Black artists past and present. As the “formal” art history canon has been notoriously western and white for so long, this is a must-follow account that gives Black “artists, sitters, curators, and thinkers” the spotlight they deserve. A university student at Cambridge, Akinkugbe will also feature updates on current UK exhibitions, so following this account is a great way to stay updated on shows that you can’t go to in person.
This is a newer account dedicated to “showcasing Latinx artists of the past and present” whose work might be difficult to find in western museums. Though they only have a few posts as of this writing, we can’t wait to follow them as they grow (especially as they’ve already featured Ana Mendieta!). Also, their captions are posted in English and Spanish, which is a huge plus.
Want a daily dose of art by and for women? #WOMENSART (@womensart1) on Twitter is the account for you! From artists working today to past legends, #WOMENSART seeks to share the wide range of art that women have created over time. This account is also active, though significantly less so, on Instagram.
You may not be able to go many places in this time of closures, but following UK-based art historian Isabelle Kent’s account might eliminate your need to. Formerly at the prestigious Wallace Collection, Kent frequently features posts and stories from her journeys as an art historian. She’s featured frequently in art history chats and podcasts, in addition to being active on Twitter and has an easy-to-listen-to lecture up on her YouTube channel. Check out her story highlights for artwork close-ups from her trip(s) to Italy to quench your wanderlust.
Yes, we like the Crocker‘s accounts because we’re local. But following your local art museum on social media wherever you are will help you stay abreast of any local events (virtual or in-person in the future) and exhibitions, and help boost their following as well!
These are just a small few of the many art and art-historical accounts out there. We’re looking forward to featuring more in the future!
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