10 Art Instagrams to Follow Now
In a sea of Instagram tastemakers, it’s hard to know where to start! We’ve compiled a shortlist of art-centric profiles to get you inspired. Whether you seek daily art feeds or prefer in-depth appraisals of blockbuster exhibitions, we’re positive there’s something perfect for you.
For the art-curious:
Ever leave exhibitions slightly confounded? Nicole Eboni dabbles as a docent for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and her experience and perspective shine in her Instagram posts. From “Turquoise Mountain–Artists Transforming Afghanistan” at the Smithsonian to Karla Black at David Zwirner, Eboni’s account answers those questions you didn’t quite know you had.
For the asthete:
Currently the Assistant Social Media Manager at Bergdorf Goodman, Grace Ban of LaGracieuse presents artistic moments within realistic contexts. Moments of haute couture are met with the scene in Chelsea, with picturesque coffee breaks in between. She showcases grace and style in the quotidian alongside her appreciation for food, travel, art and design.
For the visually cohesive:
Susi Kenna heads social media for the art PR firm, Fitz & Co., and her personal Instagram only serves as proof. Her visually cohesive feed is composed of close-crops and bold details – so much so that she can shift from a detail of Jiri Georg Dokoupil to Eddie Peake in seamless transition.
For the discerning eye:
Levi Higgs is the Social Media Manager for jeweler, David Webb. His penchant for antique jewels, contemporary art and architectural design showcase an enthusiasm for the high-brow, with carefully considered moments in between.
For the animal lover:
@Picklebeholding is mascoted by a lovable French Bulldog and laden with art world insight. Curated by art advisor, Katie Howard, Pickle reveals necessary stops for the contemporary-art enthusiast, turning the seriousness usually associated with the gallery-hop into a whimsical gallery-romp.
For the kid-friendly curator:
Blair Voltz Clarke is the founder of Voltz Clarke Gallery on the Upper East Side. She’s also an avid fan of installation art and kid-friendly programming for her pre-teen daughters. Additionally, her in-situ shots of prize-winning artists within domestic contexts further prove that art viewing can be a family affair.
For the art maven:
The saying “art imitates life” takes hold in the account @vajiajia. Jia Jia Fei is known for her role as Digital Director at The Jewish Museum, but perhaps equally for her Instagram presence. A visual storyteller, her posts of contemporary art and travel blend so well together that her feed feels something like a tableau vivant.
For the artist with a day job:
Kimia Ferdowsi Kline of @Alkeemi is both art curator for the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg and an artist herself. Her account is a balanced mix of popular art culture and off-the-radar openings. She often displays her own colorful artworks, presented as visual complements to Jenny Holzer and Francisco Clemente.
For those seeking a dose of color:
Kelly Behun is an interior designer with a deep affection for the art world. Her account boasts maximalist works alongside jaw-dropping interiors that make even the most learned art enthusiasts question which are installed and which are reality.
For the critic:
Brett Gorvy, Chair of Contemporary and Post War art at Christie’s, takes his followers on a time-hopping adventure through the art world. Follow his account for a harmonious dose of the best works from this century and last.