Best Art Museums to Follow on Pinterest

Pinterest lets users organize and share photos from their own desktop or from anywhere on the web to different boards. The platform is simply made for a collector’s mind. No wonder thousands of museums and galleries decided to be active on Pinterest. Here are 10 of my favorite pinning museums.

1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/NY

Thematic boards like: Love or Dance, exhibition boards, project boards, educational boards; history of the museum. Engagement with hashtags (e.g. #MetViewPoints, #MetKids) and Repins. My favorite board: The Dog: Emblem, Performer, Friend (191 pins)



2. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles/CA

Thematic boards like: Winged Creatures, Love me – love me not, Educational boards, Museum Backstory. Crossposting: Insta-Getty; Engagement with games and repins The likes of you. My favorite board: An Eye for Art



3. Pace Gallery, New York

Mainly artist boards, past exhibitions, bookstore. Crossposting: Instagram. My favorite board: hard to say…. Artist Portraits (100 pins)



4. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam/Netherlands

Thematic boards, artists’ boards, exhibitions, shop, educational boards Art is therapy. Engagement: Visitors board, Rijksstudio. My favorite board: Jewels and Fashion (162 pins)



5. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid/Spain

Thematic boards like La danza en el Prado, History of the Museum, Insights Restauración, Hashtag-boards with crosspostings from Twitter. Engagement: Your Pins from the Prado. My favorite board: Bodegones (Still Lifes) del Prado (170 pins)



6. High Museum of Art, Atlanta/GA

Exhibtion boards, thematic boards, shop, Favorite Pins from You, Contest boards. My favorite board: Take a seat (27 pins)


7. Von Gogh Museum, Amsterdam/Netherlands

Thematic boards, the museum, E-news, events, shop. My favorite board: Vincent van Gogh’s sources of inspiration (22 pins with detailed descriptions)


8. Tate Gallery, London/UK

Thematic boards, exhibtion boards, backstage, artist’s studios, reading list. My favorite board: The Natural World (70 pins)


9. Musée du Louvre, Paris/France

Thematic boards, like Children or Hands, architecture, apps, digital Louvre. My favorite board: Joconde – Mona Lisa (180 pins)


10. My Virtual Museum by Jacques Safavi, Evian/France

Boards for all epochs of art history from all over the world, historic photographs from cultural centers, all boards and pins described with great care and knowledge. My favorite board: really can’t decide. I’m just thankful for this amazing collection.


See also: 20 Great Museum Blogs and 40 Art Museum YouTube Channels from A-Z

Featured image: High Museum of Art, Atlanta, photo: brookenovak

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Gustave Courbet, The Wave, 1869

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