Quartzy: Instagram Is Killing The Way We Experience Art

Quartzy: Instagram Is Killing The Way We Experience Art. “It’s very strange way to spend a day: Waiting in line for hours to look at two paintings; only to stand in front of them, looking at them through the tiny screen of your phone—upon which you could easily have called up a million already existing photographs of the paintings. And yet this behavior is not exclusive to the event of the Obamas’ portraits. It’s a scene that plays out around the world. Art museums and curators don’t seem to mind: Long gone are ‘no photos’ signs. Craving social media exposure, museums like the Portrait Gallery not only tolerate photos, but actually encourage them.”