Museums on Tumblr (Updated 3/25/2014)

NEW, NEWish, and NEWly Added:

Carnegie Museum’s 2013 Carnegie International

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Dallas Contemporary

The Davis Museum

Getty Museum Publications

Guggenheim’s Christopher Wool Ephemera

Huntington Library (Pasadena, CA)

Mary Rose Museum

Medical Museion (Crowdsourced)

Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute)

National Media Museum (UK)

Norton Simon Museum

SFMOMA’s Your SFMOMA (Crowdsourced)

Springfield Art Museum (Missouri)

The Tech Museum

*** Every Museum I Know of On Tumblr ***

Les Abattoirs (Toulouse, France)

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

Adventure Science Center

Albright-Knox Art Museum

Allen Memorial Art Museum (Oberlin College) 

American Museum of Natural History

American University Museum

Arab American Museum

Arctic Museum, Peary-MacMillan (Bowdoin College)

Arizona Capitol Museum

Arizona State University Art Museum

Art Gallery of Ontario

Asheville Art Museum

Asia Society

Asian Art Museum

Blanton Museum of Art

BLDG92 (Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92) + BLDG92’s (Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Museum) Teen Innovators at BLDG92

Brooklyn Museum

California State University Art Museum (Long Beach)

Carleton University Art Gallery

Charleston Museum

Chelsea Art Museum

Cheney Historical Museum

Chicago History Museum

Colleton Museum and Farmers Market

Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (CAMH)

Corning Museum of Glass

DeYoung Museum

The Drawing Center

Eastman House (Museum of Photography and Film)

Exploratorium (SF)

The Getty

Hammer Museum

Historic Royal Places (UK)

Horniman Museum and Gardens + InstaHorniman (Visitor Instagrams at Horniman Museum)

IMA’s Digitizing Miller House and Garden

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Jewish Contemporary Museum

The Jewish Museum (NYC)

Jewish Museum London

Kennedy Museum of Art

Kunsthal (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

Legion of Honor

Lincoln Center


Museo Malba (Buenos Aires)

Museu Brasileiro da Escultura (São Paulo, Brasil | Education Dept.)

Museum of Chinese in America

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s generationext

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA Chicago) +

MCA Chicago (Design Department)

MOCAtv Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

Museum of Modern Art, NY (MoMA) + Museum of Modern Art (Library) + MoMA’s MoMA Talks


Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the Moving Image

National Archives (Today’s Document)

National Building Museum

National Museum of Wildlife Art

The National WWII Museum’s Greatest Generation

Newberry Library

Neue Galerie (NYC)

New Museum (of Contemporary Art, NYC)

New York Botanical Garden

New York Public Library

New York Transit Museum

Noguchi Museum

North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA Teens Competition)

Park Avenue Armory

Penn Museum

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum

Ransom Center

The Renaissance Society (University of Chicago Contemporary Art Gallery)

Royal Ontario Museum (Kids)

Rubin Museum

San Jose Museum of Art


SDSU Agricultural Heritage Museum (South Dakota State University)

SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)

Smart Museum (U. of Chicago)


Smithsonian Archives of American Art

Smithsonian’s Luce Foundation Center for American Art

Studio Museum in Harlem

The Tech Museum

University of Michigan Museum of Art

Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VMFA’s Education Dept.)

Walker Art Center

Walters Art Museum

Whitney Museum of American Art

Yeshiva University Museum

Static Tumblrs, usually for exhibits or events: 

Albright Knox Museum (Sol LeWitt)

Art Institute of Chicago (Soviet TASS Posters)

Georgia Museum of Art (Pierre Daura)

Metamuseum (13 Museums Contributed)

Metropolitan Museum (Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty)

Metropolitan Museum of Art (Get Closer)

Museum of Innocence (Istanbul)

New Museum (Carsten Holler “wiki”)

Please Touch Museum

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art (Dormant?)

Tate Britian (Blast/Bless)

University Art Museum, CSULB (Listen Project)

Other museum- or art-organization- related Tumblrs:


Creative Time

Design Museum (Documenting the forthcoming London building.)

High Line Art

Louvre (Ecole du) (That’s the school for you non-French speakers.)

Maryland Citizens for the Arts

MASS MoCA Box Office

Monumenta 2011 (Grand Palais, Paris)

MTA Arts for Transit (NYC Subway art)

Papillion Institute of Art 

Performa Magazine

Public Art Fund


Special thanks to Jeff D. Taylor, @MuseumsNYC, @MuseumSukkel, Annie (Tumblr #Art) Werner’s stellar, and friendly twitter followers for contributions and suggestions.