Summer, we were sad to see you go. Sculpture gardens need warm air, and daylong museum trips need vacation days. As the days begin to darken prematurely, the brooding art lover needs somewhere to turn. Not everyone can live next to a Gagosian or Louvre. When finding art en plein air gets tricky, we look to the wonders of the web. Below, we’ve rounded up the 10 of the best places on the internet for art lovers.
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Starting with the basics, Artnet is the hard news source for art junkies. The site covers the international art market, bringing you all the relevant info about new exhibits, gallery shows, auction sales, and the like. You can use it to find out what’s big in your city right now, or just generally stay up to date on the artists of the world.
Also in the realm of staying on top of the art pulse, FITZ & CO is one of the biggest names in art public relations. The firm specializes in contemporary art and covers big names clients like Art Basel, Gagosian, and MOCA. The company’s Instagram is a great place for a visual display of what's coming, going, and staying in the art world.
Black Contemporary Art showcases art by and about people of African descent. The popular blog is run by Social Media Manager at The Met, Kimberly Drew. It blends visual arts, popular media, and written works for a visual tribute to the black contemporary art community.
The art-obsessed need to stay up-to-date on the latest in the auction world. Check out Christie’s Twitter account for record-breaking sales, news of important pieces coming onto the market, and other auction banter.
Photographic inspiration can be found aplenty on Magnum Photos' Instagram page. The international photographic cooperative is completely owned by the photographers who make up its membership. Posts are captioned with substantial descriptions about their photographers, subjects, and series info.
Centre Pompidou holds the largest reserves of modern art in Europe. The collections, constantly growing, are displayed in stunning form on the center’s Instagram page. Catch iconic works next to thought-provoking new pieces.
The Art Hoe Collective runs an Instagram account dedicated to the art hoe movement, started by QPOC (Queer People of Color). Follow @arthoecollective for submission-based visual and verbal pieces mediating on race, gender, and class.
Antwaun Sargent is a New York-based arts writer, published in big names like the New Yorker, Paper Magazine, and VICE. Trust him and his Instagram to give you the low down on what’s trendy and buzzy in the art scene.
The Drawing Center, a museum based in Manhattan, is dedicated to exhibiting drawing and its intersection with contemporary culture and art forms. The site runs an active Tumblr page, posting pieces from their collections with lengthy descriptions.