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[Exclusive] The Top 25 Most Instagrammed Art Spaces of 2016

New York and LA get lip service, but the standouts from the rest of the USA are impressive.
December 20, 2016, 2:25pm

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Dec 6, 2016 at 4:45pm PST

How do you quantify the greatest art spaces of all time? Is it by visitors, revenue, names represented, or hard data? If you can judge a contemporary art locale based on its popularity on Instagram, then we've put together the top 25 places the US of A looked at in 2016.

This analysis comes directly from Instagram, who sorted out the top contemporary art museums, galleries, and creative districts in the country, and ranked them based on the geotagged location tied to each site. The top three are urban coastal bastions of the art establishment, but the rest of the list takes us on an insta-journey from New Jersey and Florida to Pittsburgh, Texas, and Arizona.

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Whether you dig through the hashtags or just swipe your own feed, there's no doubt a lot to learn about how we consume art from where we Instagram it.

25. Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ

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Nov 7, 2016 at 8:29am PST

24. Pace Gallery, New York City

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Oct 26, 2016 at 7:54pm PDT

23. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

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Dec 3, 2016 at 5:49pm PST

22. Roosevelt Row Arts District, Phoenix, AZ

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Dec 2, 2016 at 10:44am PST

21. Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles

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Oct 6, 2016 at 10:49pm PDT

20. The Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA

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Nov 19, 2016 at 6:53pm PST

19. Pioneer Works, Red Hook, NY

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Nov 13, 2016 at 7:54pm PST

18. David Zwirner Gallery, New York City

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Dec 7, 2016 at 10:05am PST

17. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX

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Dec 5, 2016 at 11:46am PST

16. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

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Dec 2, 2016 at 11:55am PST

15. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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Nov 29, 2016 at 1:46pm PST

14. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

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Dec 7, 2016 at 11:46am PST

13. The New Museum, New York City

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Dec 6, 2016 at 1:10pm PST

12. The Met Breuer, New York City

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Dec 4, 2016 at 1:21pm PST

11. Arts District, Los Angeles

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Dec 5, 2016 at 1:47pm PST

10. MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

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Dec 6, 2016 at 8:00pm PST

9. The Pérez Art Museum, Miami

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Dec 3, 2016 at 8:37am PST

8. The Brooklyn Museum

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Dec 6, 2016 at 6:57am PST

7. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

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Dec 7, 2016 at 11:32am PST

6. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Dec 6, 2016 at 10:40pm PST

5. The Whitney Museum of American Art

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Dec 5, 2016 at 5:20pm PST

4. Wynwood Walls / Wynwood Art District, Miami

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Dec 6, 2016 at 5:35pm PST

3. The Broad

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Dec 4, 2016 at 4:34am PST

2. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Dec 6, 2016 at 10:54pm PST

1. The Museum of Modern Art, New York City

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Dec 7, 2016 at 10:34am PST

What was your favorite space this year? Tag us in your favorite photo from it on Instagram at @Creators_Project.

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