The rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was not only the second most Instagrammed museum in 2016, but according to artnet news, the space ranked number 18 out of the 20 most Instagrammed locations in the world last year. It’s not difficult to see why, especially with the building’s spectacular Beaux Arts façade, grand, arched entrance hall and two million-plus artworks showcasing thousands of years of artistic accomplishment. Pair all of this with views of Central Park bordered by the spectacular Midtown skyline, a cocktail, and an expertly curated contemporary art installation, and you have the ingredients for a top-notch Instagram post. On view until October 29, 2017 is Adrián Villar Rojas’ The Theater of Disappearance.
Adrián Villar Rojas's "The Theater of Disappearance," which explores the cartography of The Met’s collection, is now open to the public. "The Theater of Disappearance" is the fifth in a series of site-specific commissions for The Met's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. #TheMet #CantorRoof #AdriánVillarRojas #AdrianVillarRojas
Located approximately 90 minutes away from Midtown Manhattan, Dia:Beacon is a 160,000 square-foot contemporary art space housed in a former Nabisco box-printing factory overlooking the Hudson River. Floods of natural light illuminate modern masterpieces by the 1960s’ and 1970s’ greatest artists, from Michael Heizer to Louise Bourgeois and John Chamberlain. There’s no filter necessary amid the vibrant hues of Dan Flavin’s minimalist light installations, or when standing in front of the entrancing patterns of Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawings.
The Guggenheim Museum
A historic feat of modern architecture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the swirling spirals of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are independently Instagram-worthy. But with striking modern and contemporary artworks by Ellsworth Kelly (below), Wassily Kandinsky and Pablo Picasso placed between the picturesque curves of each ascending level, it’s practically impossible to find an un-photogenic angle of this Upper East Side institution.
"My forms are geometric, but they don't interact in a geometric sense. They're just forms that exist everywhere, even if you don't see them"—artist Ellsworth Kelly born today in 1923. In his work Kelly abstracts the forms in his paintings from observations of the real world, such as shadows cast by trees or the spaces between architectural elements. In 1996 the Guggenheim hosted his career retrospective, which filled our rotunda with color. __ Photo: David Heald #Guggenheim #GuggenheimCollection #EllsworthKelly
Storm King Art Center
Rolling hills and lush meadows dotted with large-scale sculptures by Alexander Calder, David Smith, and Mark di Suvero—these are the breath-taking panoramas that Instagram was made for. Whether you venture up the Hudson River Valley for spring blooms or fiery fall foliage, Storm King Art Center is stunning year-round. Roam the sculpture park’s 500 bucolic acres, capturing Storm King’s impressive collection of monumental installations in detail, or stand back and snap those awe-inspiring vistas.
Overlooking the Hudson River flowing just beyond the meandering pathways of Fort Tryon Park below, the Cloisters is an amalgamation of five authentic medieval French cloisters. An Upper Manhattan-based affiliate of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the museum houses 5,000 medieval artifacts inside, surrounded by peaceful herb gardens. Airy archways and intricately sculpted columns are the perfect subjects of moody black and white studies, or capture the gardens and stained glass window panes in all their technicolor glory.
Nestled in a dramatic landscape of gorges and waterfalls, the monastery of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, from which this cloister comes, was founded in 804 by Saint William (Guilhem), legendary duke of Aquitaine and a member of the court of Charlemagne. This view of the Saint-Guillhem Cloister was photographed in 1958. #MetCloisters #tbt
From fully-immersive VR installations to eye-catching modern canvases, the Whitney is rife with abstract patterns and bold colors. Also one of the most widely-Instagrammed museums in 2016, the Whitney’s outdoor spaces offer views of the surrounding Meatpacking District and glimpses of New York City icons like the Empire State Building. So get up close (but not too close!) and personal with artworks in the museum’s collection, or snap photographs of the cool location.
"Art…should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further." —#KeithHaring, born #otd in 1958. #1980sPainting #WhitneyCollection [Keith Haring, Untitled, 1983–1984 on top of pattern adapted from the wall mural of Haring's Pop Shop, 1986, installed in Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s]
An affiliate of the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1 is dedicated to the exhibition of experimental contemporary art. Aside from the range of Insta-worthy works on view by artists like Pipilotti Rist and James Turrell, MoMA PS1 provides a packed calendar of after-hours events, from boozy parties to concerts and performances. More than an exhibition space, MoMA PS1 is an energetic cultural center with no shortage of lively photo ops.
How does $5 off tickets to every Warm Up sound? With our MoMA PS1+ membership program, you can enjoy discounted entry to every date this summer, along with other year-round benefits! MoMA PS1+ membership directly supports the exhibitions and programs at MoMA PS1. In return, members are invited to exhibition previews and Night at the Museum events, and receive discounts at M. Wells Dinette and @artbookps1! Use the link http://mo.ma/2ql0iTh or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. 📷: @charlesroussel
Museum of Modern Art
Chances are the Instagram feeds of art lovers around the world are already crawling with details and installation shots from MoMA. But with so much to see in the museum’s collection, outside in the sculpture garden, and throughout the Midtown-based building, there’s more than enough photographic material to go around.
"’Worms’ is an exploration of one's fears and desires and how they often inhabit the same space. I was inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights,’ ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’ by Laura Mulvey, and time-lapse videos of decomposing fruit.” – Aleia Murawski (@aleia) … For #PopRallyxPetra, artists Madelyne Beckles, Aleia Murawski, and Grace Miceli use @Instagram to re-examine the canonical representation of the female body through a series of original, short artist videos conceived with @petrafcollins. … This contemporary take on the 19th-century Salon des Indépendants is being released over the course of this week in advance of Saturday’s #MoMAPopRally Presents Petra Collins: In Search of Us, where a site-specific, live tableau will confront these very notions IRL, along with @junglepussy’s live rap anthems, DJ set by @mpnails, open bar, and gallery access. More information at mo.ma/PopRallyxPetra
New York Botanical Garden
It may be a horticultural hotspot first, but the New York Botanical Garden knows how to put on a newsworthy exhibition. The sprawling Bronx-based garden is known to host special art shows, and this year, New Yorkers are graced with new works by celebrated American glass artist, Dale Chihuly. Towering over grassy lawns, hiding amid exotic flowers, and floating in ponds and streams, Chihuly’s arresting glass works are perfect for Instagram: colorful and bizarre. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that one of the world’s premiere botanical gardens—the largest in any American city, for that matter—serves as the exhibition space.
There’s so much more to explore when you visit CHIHULY at NYBG—and it’s all found on your mobile device with our Interactive Guide. Created with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, this smartphone experience gives you behind-the-scenes info on your favorite installations, in-depth photo and video, and more. Check it out at chihuly.nybg.info!